Friday, October 30, 2009

SKYPE visits going well...

We have had several successful SKYPE visits to the delight of students in both countries. One of my students called to me for help. Another admonished that student saying, "She isn't going to help us. We can figure it out ourselves. Move over." The "we can do it" attitude is what I am looking for.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

A new project...

The students will be studying Celebrations. Lovejoy seniors will be writing short research papers on a selected holiday and researching how it is celebrated in both countries. They will submit a synopsis describing the American (USA) holiday of choice. Escola Parque students will research information on their own holidays and celebrations. Then they will translate their work into English.

A book will be printed with the student work. The students are already excited.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sharing the project with other educators...


Today’s Principals’ meeting was a success!!! Bahia State Board of Education Secretary was there, among other education staff. Professor Eni Ribeiro was also there. She is responsible for State padagogic matters. I could present Global Connections to about 144 principals of Salvador. At the end of the presentation, our Project received lots of congratulations.

Our work together has taught the following lesson to everybody there: When teachers have a minimum condition of work, they can dream and such dreams can even make them cross barriers like we have done during this year of exchange.