Zane Zorina

Zane Zorina


Pedagogy student, project manager/coordinator, mum of three. I believe that education should be an exciting journey while getting new skills and knowledge. With new inovations, it could be great fun for pupils and teachers, not just boring theory.

I am project manager, mum of three and future teacher. 

I believe that every child is unique, with their own talants, dreams and goals. Education should be a tool to found those talents, fulfil dreams and reach the goals. I believe that it is impossible with just theory. New, innovative and, most important, accessible education is the key to bright, smart and intelligent future society.  

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I wanted to become a part of HundrEd to learn from a network of innovative education practitioners, to spread the word about fantastic, new innovations in Latvia, to help pedagogy professionals get new ideas how to work with pupils in a more innovative and fun way. 

I would like to find new innovations, introduce the world with them. With changing the education system in Latvia I believe it is crucial to come up with new ideas and learn from  the best around the world. 

How can education support students to flourish?

Education should become fun and meaningful for students. For best results process of education should be organised way, that students found it interesting and timely. Professionals should go out of the box and found an individual approach to each pupil.  It should meet every student's interests.  Education shouldn't be as punishment but as a fun journey to students dreams. 

What role does innovation play in education change?

It is impossible to work with students today with yesterday methods. The world is changing. New technologies, interests, goals. Education should change together with fast-changing surroundings. Education should be half step in front of the student to help them grow. Innovations help to keep education interesting and in front of students knowledge. 

Education should be available for everyone. Dosent matter skin color, location or medical condition. Education should be inovative to reach those in Africa, war zones, or children with sppecial needs. We all are responsible for children all aroun the world, and somteimes the little change can mean the world for some children. 

Three HundrED innovations you love. (and Why?)

I love "Broad Class - Listen to Learn". It is an amazing way to reach children in areas where education professionals could not be and work with students in person. 

"Forest school" in New Zealand is a fantastic way to teach children while they are solving problems. Students are getting back to nature, to basics. Solving problems, while learning theory through practice. And of course, the benefits of being outdoors. 

Technologies are massive part of our everyday life. "Lyfta" is way how to mix information, fun and technologies. Kids today enjoys learning with using cool gadgets as 360 glasses, and if learning is fun, it is way more efective.