My name is Stefania Gioffrè and I’m an English teacher. I currently live and teach in Rome (Italy), after several years of working experience in London to improve my English skills.

I’ve been teaching English (as a foreign language and literature) to high school students for 20 years.

I love teaching because it is an ongoing learning process, both for the benefit of the students and the teacher.

If I weren’t a teacher, I’d do something related with comparative literature. Literature makes you grow up, realize and take action.

For all my current students I made available a website, whose purpose is to provide resources to supplement the classroom experience, aid the homework effort, and enrich learning as well as to keep the lines of communication open among my students, their parents, and me. Here is the link : http://tinkerbell.xoom.it/

The purpose of this blog is to keep a daily communication line with all of my students, colleagues and anyone who wants to share English teaching experience with me.

Thank you for stopping by,



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  1. Delightful blog! Thanks for the “follow”…I am now “following” you…I taught in the classroom for more than 36 years…now I am finding my way in life once again…the journey continues…I am sure your students will experience much good and expanding thoughts with the blog at their fingertips! Great idea! In my last years of teaching middle school students, we sent up google docs and they exchanged their ideas about what they had read or were reading…they critiqued their writings…it was so much good energy of ideas generated and confirmed! It proved very positive for them! We also had reading and writing groups of 4 or 5 students, and they had their own literary circle using technology…with myself, as the moderator. This helped students who had more difficulty expressing themselves aloud, discover a place for their voice. Blessings on you and your teaching!

  2. Aloha, Stefania. I throughly enjoyed you piece about Jane Eyre. I used to be an English teacher and am retired now which gives me time to write. I want to thank you for liking “Telephone Killer – Excerpt 22” on papermudandme.wordpress.com. if you get a chance I hope you will take a look at my excerpts from “River Congo” also on my blog site. – Thanks again and Aloha – pjs.

  3. Thanks for stopping by at Colltales, Stefania; I’m honored to have you, a teacher, as a follower. I’ll be coming to visit etinkerbell as often as I can. All the best.

  4. Hello Stefy,

    Thank you for popping over and ‘following’ my blog – Written Words Never Die. I’ve ticked to receive your posts too and we’ll ‘see’ one another more, I guess.

    All good wishes,

  5. Hi there – a great idea for your students! Perhaps some would like to try my recipe/cooking challenge? there are some great pasta dishes they could work with… thanks for deciding to follow my blog 🙂

  6. Thank you so much for passing by and following my blog. Kudos and my respect for your work with educating children. I loved ypur homepage and I’m going to show my son. I struggled a lot with school and the learning for my son, and I sometimes got so upset at teachers, not seeing the child, instead saying that they shpuld behave like everybody else. It’s upsetting and sad when your child doesn’t get the support the need. I’m glad to meet you.

    • Thank you so much for your nice words. I understand your perplexities for the cathegory, however, it is very difficult to give the right attention a single student deserves when you have, as in my case, about two hundred. Teachers and parents should be ally for the sake of children, while very often they act as enemy. Co-operation is at the basis of any success. Cheers. Stefy.

  7. Hi! I’m not sure what on earth is up with WordPress, I was following you and I’ve wondered why I wasn’t getting any of your posts, will follow you again and see if that boots that pain in the arse glitch. 🙂

  8. Hi Stefania, thanks for the follow at sublimedays. After reading a couple of posts here, I look forward to reading more…so I’m following etinkerbell. Thanks again for stopping by my blog –

  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following! I love your blog and look forward to following your adventures and hope we can support each other through life’s journey!

  10. I have an eleven year old granddaughter and would love a post card for her from Rome. I am trying her to get to understand the world is large. If you would send it I would give it to her. Barry Wax, 428 Lake Elizabeth Drive, Winter Haven, Florida, 33884. By the way how old are your students?

      • I taught college at South West Florida and FMU which now is Everest College. You have my permission to use any of my material for your students. I always like helping students gain insight. P. S. I work at Legoland in Florida do your students know anything about legos. Do they have the movie there?

  11. Nice to meet you, Stefania. Thank you for visiting my blog. My husband and I will be visiting Italy in May on a tour of the entire length of Italy except Sicily. Can’t wait.

  12. Hey! I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to come and say hi, but here I am 🙂 Thanks for reading so much of my stuff! I’m making your blog a regular stop in my Internet ramblings.

    • Hi! I’ve been following you for months and I actually didn’t realize we hadn’t been properly introduced 😉 However, thanks a lot for stopping by. See you then. Cheers. Stefy.

    • Oh my goodness Ann! Thanks a lot. I’m afraid I will have to pass the awards back to you as you are in the list of my favourites, you know that I’ve been following you for long 😉 Once again. Thanks. Creers. Stefy.

  13. Thank you for stopping by my blog. It is nice to meet you. I will be visiting Italy in May. If I have any questions about what to see or where to go I know where to go. Best regards

  14. Hello Stefy,
    Grazie for visiting and following my blog. It’s fun getting to know the wordpress community. I have a great fondness for teachers, so please accept my extra thanks for the work you do!

  15. Hey thanks Stefania for all your visits to Splendid Recipes. I really appreciate it. Hoping that you will always return and there will be a recipe or some information of interest and of use for you!!


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