João impressed the jury with his embodiment of the teacher who does more than teach about his academic domain. This can be attributed to his personal and vulnerable approachability by which he acts as a role model and inspiration for his students. He is known by students and staff as a spontaneous, enthusiastic and friendly teacher/coworker and as who seeks to connect (with) other people outside his domain.
John impressed the jury with his innovative way of teaching and his approachability. Students remark him as pleasant, approachable and engaging with his method of teaching. An example being that he gave students the assignment to teach themselves something like juggling and film it to show and discuss during class. John shows that being creative and innovative is not exclusive to younger talents, and (ways of) teaching keeps evolving and improving.