For 20 years, Vincent has been a teacher for children in difficulty

Vincent Michonne was a young teacher in Rezé (Loire-Atlantique) in a class where there were several traveling children when the job description came up. That was in 2001. 20 years later, he still appreciates the diversity of his profession. © Meva Ugri

rocking style, Vincent Michonne Not like the job. And that’s fine, because he’s not a teacher like the others. this resident Benon (Loire Atlantic) I worked for 20 years side by side children’s travel.

“I incorporated the system when it was set up in Loire-Atlantique in 2001,” explains the man who at the time was only a young teacher at risClose Nantes.

Before that, the children of the trip were semi-structured assembled together, in private classes. When civics revised this principle and decided to integrate them with other students to bring richness and diversity to all, it was necessary to develop means to support them. Those who have privacy Change the location regularly Thus, there are likely to be gaps in their learning.

A traveling child can stay for an entire year in school or change every 15 days. And since not all schools progress at the same pace, some may find themselves never learning a concept or, on the contrary, seeing it multiple times. So our job is to put the pieces back together.

7 teachers like him in the Loire Atlantic

“Our work,” because Vincent Michonne is clearly not alone. The Lower Atlantic Department the account 6 breves more like him. Everyone works closely within this academic system with two project managers (one primary and one secondary), responsible for identifying needs, and three inspectors, two of whom oversee the pedagogical plan and the other on the administrative side.

We have regular meetings all of us – also just between teachers – to coordinate. It is crucial that these students move from one sector to another, so it allows us to discuss the files.

“They develop a great ability to adapt”

On a daily basis, in addition to these meetings, Bignonnais travels through part of South Vineyard To support families of travelers in Study procedures of their children, and provide educational assistance to those who need it.

We can provide support directly in class but it’s on the sidelines, just because it takes so long. Most of the time, during the school day, the child is taken out of his class and given a session of about 45 minutes in a small group, with 3 or 4 other pupils. These are short sessions, but they are voluntary, and the idea is to boost their focus and not create a break with the rest of the class.

In terms of content, it all depends Student needs. Mathematics, French … Vincent Michonne obviously follows the programmes. And also works with them, like any teacher, the student’s posture: “We learn to behave in class, we work on perseverance …” No more and no less than with stable students. except that Travelers By definition, lower degrees.

Some may be upset by changes in schools, teachers, friends…but in general, they develop a great ability to adapt. Sometimes they even want to move on their own, to see something else.

“I teach the children of my former students”

Like his students, Vincent Michonne as well Bedouin. And it suits him well:

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My colleagues tell me that it must be difficult, but on the contrary, I appreciate the time I spent driving between two institutions. It’s a moment for me, when I can think about my job.

So what about not being able to follow up and support your students in the long term? is not it Depressed ? “I did mourning for the class,” he confirms with a smile: “I missed the early years, that’s right, telling myself that I didn’t see the purpose of my teachings, but all this was reversed over time. Because now, after 20 years, I see the children of my former students.”

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