"My favorite educators have always focused on conversation more than simply transmitting their knowledge. Information comes at us daily from plenty of sources, but the most effective learning for me has always included discussion and exploration. This back-and-forth between teacher and student can lead to wonderful insights and newfound perspectives.
Children have a natural sense of imagination and curiosity so it’s not a stretch to encourage kids to imagine other cultures and time periods. I like to encourage this sense of wonder, to connect them to the past. I find that it’s easily done through art. I use accessible language, vivid imagery, even pop culture references to get the job done. It helps ignite our imagination, so everyone is engaged and learning!"
My favorite place in Paris for a picnic is in the Luxembourg gardens. I like to grab some fresh bread, cheese, and wine from the market then sit in the gardens with friends. The manicured gardens are the perfect backdrop for people-watching.
Randa first fell in love with Paris as a child, when her parents brought her to France on vacation. She studied advertising at the University of Texas at Austin, but in 2011 she traded in her life in the corporate world for la vie Parisienne. Studying French history and civilization at the Sorbonne in Paris was a dream come true and ignited Randa’s passion for sharing the city’s rich history with visitors. When she’s not guiding visitors through medieval cobblestone streets or sharing her favorite secret spots, you’ll find her people-watching on a café terrace or enjoying a picnic in a Parisian garden.