10 Questions for The Teacher Trainees

Updated: Nov 21

Let's get to to know the young, vibrant and impressionable new faces among the faculty—the first class of teacher trainees, by asking them 10 crucial questions.

  1. What is the most-played song on your Spotify playlist?

  2. What is your favourite movie?

  3. Your friends love you because...?

  4. What is your favourite snack to bring to school?

  5. Are you ever late for school?

  6. What do you love about your mentor?

  7. What drives you crazy about your mentor?

  8. What is the best thing about being a GZAAT Teacher Trainee?

  9. What would you do, if you were the emperor of AAT for one day?

  10. Where will you be in five years?


Irine Chogoshvili

Subject: Georgian

Mentor: Ketka Topadze

  1. The most-played song on my Spotify playlist is ​​"Rocky Racoon" from the white album by Beatles, several songs by Bob Dylan and Irakli Charkviani and since the war began also "Ой у лузі червона калина."

  2. My favourite movie is Dead Poets Society, All about My Mother, არაჩვეულებრივი გამოფენა, Before Sunrise (Part One), these movies are so inspiring. I Highly recommend them .

  3. My friends love me because I can listen to them when they need it.

  4. My favorite snack to bring to school is Yogurt and nuts, if I don’t forget to buy them a day before.

  5. I am never late to school because the school buses are never late.

  6. The thing I love about my mentor is the way she cares about every student to find the sun in each of them.

  7. It drives me crazy when I realize that I can never be as brilliant as my mentor is.

  8. The best thing about being a GZAAT Teacher Trainee is getting to meet some amazing people, I mean students, teachers, and other school staff; learn new ways of teaching but also sit in the school library and work and enjoy a pleasant atmosphere there.

  9. If I was the emperor of AAT for one day I would start school at 10 am. I would give our students more patient parents who won't care so much about their children's assessments. I would try to create for my students a less stressful environment in the school and I wished they had more time for sleep, for their hobbies, for reading just for pleasure, for enjoying each other's company and life in general.

  10. In five years I will… Nobody knows, we live in such unpredictable times.


Elene Javakhishvili

Subject: Biology

Mentor: Malkhaz Makashvili

  1. The most-played song on my Spotify playlist is “About you” by the 1975 or maybe “Maroon” by Taylor Swift.

  2. My favorite movie is Jojo rabbit.

  3. My friends love me because…It would be better to ask them.

  4. My favorite snack to bring to school is Apples.

  5. I am never late to school because I don’t like to keep anyone waiting.

  6. The thing I love about my mentor is Everything basically. But most importantly I love the way he communicates with students.

  7. It drives me crazy when my mentor… Honestly, I can't think of anything. I would say he is a perfect mentor.

  8. The best thing about being a GZAAT Teacher Trainee is being able to learn many things from such an experienced and amazing staff and the opportunity to teach really great students.

  9. If I was the emperor of AAT for one day, I would think of some fun activities and plan a relaxing day for everyone.

  10. In five years I will be closer to what I eventually want to achieve in life.


Giorgi Chkadua

Subject: History

Mentor: Nino Mitsishvili

  1. The most-played song on my Spotify playlist would probably be “I love you, I hate you'' by Little Simz. I don't have my own Spotify account, but I listen to this music regularly. The lyric is the most significant in this song; it describes the relationship to the father, traumas, the narrative of the trauma, and the way to overcome it. It is a complete package. I recommend her latest Album entirely.

  2. My favorite movie is The Lobster probably. This is the very film that pops into my head at this moment.

  3. My friends love me because I am a good listener, as they say. Also, I always try to be honest and never lose a sense of empathy and different perspectives.

  4. My favorite snack to bring to school is oreo.

  5. I am never late to school because I can't just rush to the class. For me, it is important to get into the mood, to spend 10 or 15 minutes in this specific space, and to think about it.

  6. The thing I love about my mentor is that she is sensible, sensitive, friendly, observant, and likes poetry very much.

  7. It drives me crazy when my mentor buys lunch for me sometimes. She is very lovely, as you can see.

  8. The best thing about being a GZAAT Teacher Trainee is that I don't have as much responsibility as the teachers have, although I am part of every process. I am part of the great teachers and great students. So, it is a win-win. In adult life, mainly there are no win-wins.

  9. If I was the emperor of AAT for one day I would resign.

  10. In five years I will be happy, I hope.


Sandro Mikelashvili

Subject: History

Mentor: Keti Sturua

  1. The most-played song on my Spotify playlist is Jim Morrison, "People are strange"

  2. My favorite movie is Blue Mountains.

  3. My friends love me because I also love them.

  4. My favorite snack to bring to school is apples, a lot of apples.

  5. I am never late to school because I get up early.

  6. The thing I love about my mentor is that she always gives me valuable advice and is always ready to help me.

  7. It drives me crazy when my mentor… Bad question, I don't like it. We don't drive each other crazy.

  8. The best thing about being a GZAAT Teacher Trainee is being around the greatest students, teachers, and staff.

  9. If I was the emperor of AAT for one day I would give a free lunch to everybody.

  10. In five years I will know that I know nothing.


Lana Vardanidze

Subject: English

Mentor: Anthony Schierman

  1. The most-played song on my Spotify playlist is Lana Del Rey — “Doin' Time.”

  2. My favorite movie is One Day, starring Anne Hathaway.

  3. My friends love me because I love them.

  4. My favorite snack to bring to school is Snickers.

  5. I am never late to school because I get up early.

  6. The thing I love about my mentor is that he is always happy to help!

  7. It drives me crazy when my mentor is a great mentor and teacher!

  8. The best thing about being a GZAAT Teacher Trainee is that it gives you the chance to become a teacher.

  9. If I was the emperor of AAT for one day I would throw an ice cream party.

  10. In five years I will visit at least five of the seven wonders of the world (old or new).


Edited By Giselle Rein-Hagen


92 views1 comment

Recent Posts

See All