Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Peace is...

Hello everybody,
as you may know, we celebrate today the International Day of Peace. In this very special day, I'd like to share with you the works of European students on the line "Peace is...". This is a little precious project, an example of how teachers and pupils all over Europe can work together without looking for awards, fame or money, just in order to build a bridge between different cultures, and create PEACE by sharing.

The project was created by Stephen Wheatley: and I thank him for this simple great idea that brought our celebrations to a whole different level this year . We just exchanged our pupils' drawings, presentations, poems etc. based on the title "Peace is...". Then we reflected on the works of our partners and... we tried to imagine them, drawing or writing or just sitting at their desks, in their classrooms. And all at once, our classroom was full of students celebrating with us - students coming from all over Europe.

So thanks again to Stephen Wheatley, St Dominic Catholic Primary
School, Harpenden, UK

and to all the partners in this project:

Carmen – Mirela Roman – Scoala au clasele I-VIII Nr 12, Romania
Edita Dolezavola – Komenskeho 474, Most, Czech Repuplic
Mar Gomez – Ceip San Jose, Las Matas, Spain
Inga Klinauskiene – Kursenu Stasio Aglickio Basic School, Lithuania
Vida Sinkeviciene – Saule Private School, Vilnius, Lithuania
Anne Marie Jacob – The Oaks Pupil Referal Unit, Amersham, UK

I'd like to leave you this time quoting Stephen's words, that reflect my point of view as well on this - or any - European project:

"For me, this project represents what peace truly is and gives me great hope in the abilities of the next generation to set aside their differences for a brighter, more tolerant and peaceful future."

wishing you all peace and joy in your lives,


Thursday, 16 September 2010

A moto for the new course

old quarter street in Corfu

Marika's new post with the videos of Cavafi's poem have brought to my mind a souvenir of my summer holidays. I visited in Corfu the house of Dionysos Solomos, another great Greek poet , which has been made a museum. In the exhibition I came across a line of his works which touched me . It was this:

Συχνά τά στήθη εκούρασα,
ποτέ την καλοσύνη
My chest often got tired,
never my kindness

I pass it to you because I think it is a nice line to spread in European classrooms and as a kind of present for you all in these busy days of the beginning of the school year.

6 thinking hats and creativity

Her is a video we made in our group 21 (Tatjana, Daniela, Maria, Seval, Dim  and me) for the eTwinning Learning Event Exploiting Web 2.0 - eTwinning and Collaboration;


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Long live the LLT!

I'm sad to hear that the LLT-project - the Twin Space - will close. But everything must come to an end!
BUT - really glad to know that the blog will live on! I'm absolutely interested in staying in LLT further on! I'm happy and proud of beeing a member of this European network of teachers!

I'm now working with a project called "Small Schools in Europe" trying to tie bonds of friendship between teachers and students at small rural schools - we have so much in common and yet so much to learn about each other. I hope it will lead to a Comenius project, but so far we run it as an eTwinning.
I wish you all a happy and fruitful school year!
Big hugs to you all from a beautifully autumn coloured Fredrika!