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September, 2012:

Teach Peace

‎It is no longer good enough to cry peace, we must act peace, live peace, and live in peace.

~Shenandoah proverb~

Since 1982, people have celebrated the International Day of Peace on September 21st. The theme for this year is “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.” Around the world children are working toward creating sustainable peace in a number of ways, both large and small. (more…)

We’re going on a conker hunt! A list of autumn activities. (by Anna Musielak)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s time to say goodbye to hot summer days and welcome autumn with all its colours and fruit. The leaves themselves look like an artwork, the abundance of shades stimulates the imagination and conkers and acorns just beg to be turned into little crafts. (more…)

The floor is ours! (by Arjana Blazic)

Teach Meet International

TeachMeet is a life-changing experience. Those who have never taken part in one won’t understand what I’m talking about; those who have, are most probably hooked for life. (more…)

Globaldreamers – Peace Project (by Marsha Goren)

I developed the Dream a dream project of Ein Ganim School Israel in 2001 and first met the Internet in 2002. The idea started as a vehicle to encourage children and educators to share in a learning environment that would lead to global communication and tolerance. (more…)

Do you have a favorite post from Teaching Village?

This morning, I got up, made my coffee, and sat down at the computer to see what had happened while I was asleep. On Twitter, I saw a message from Christopher Wilson:

Chris Wilson

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Upon reflecting on how I became an EFL teacher in Venezuela (by Miguel Mendoza)

“Sometimes the slightest things change the directions of our lives, the merest breath of a circumstance, a random moment that connects like a meteorite striking the earth. Lives have swiveled and changed direction on the strength of a chance remark.”-Bryce Courtenay


I have been teaching English for more than 20 years. From teaching children to adults; from teaching students to training teachers; from EFL to ESAP; from using board and chalk (I still do!) to computers, flipcams and smartphones; from teaching F2F to emoderation; from being trained to teach able-bodied students to “training” myself to teach and care for functional diversity students; and from contemplating a career in arts to choosing my second best: teaching English. And from this last revelation, and maybe you sitting on the edge of your seats, you might be wondering how I ended up taking the road of teaching – and not exactly the one less travelled! Sorry about that Mr. Robert Frost and Sir Ken Robinson. No regrets, though. (more…)