INSTRUÇÕES PARA TODA A VIDA
1. Leve em consideração que grandes amores e conquistas envolvem grande risco.
2. Quando você perde, não perca a lição.
3. Siga os três R's:
* Respeito a si mesmo
* Respeito aos outros
* Responsabilidade por todas suas ações
4. lembre-se que não conseguir o que você quer é algumas vezes um grande
lance de sorte
5. Aprenda as regras de maneira a saber quebrá-las da maneira mais apropriada.
6. Não deixe uma disputa por questões menores ferir um grande amigo.
7. Quando você perceber que cometeu um erro, tome providências imediatas
8. Passe algum tempo sozinho todos os dias.
9. Abra seus braços para mudanças, sem abrir mão de seus valores.
10. Lembre-se que o silêncio é algumas vezes a melhor resposta.
11. Viva uma vida boa e honrada. Assim, quando você ficar mais velho e pensar no passado, poderá obter prazer uma segunda vez.
12. Uma atmosfera de amor em sua casa é o fundamento para sua vida.
13. Em discordâncias com entes queridos, trate apenas da situação corrente.
Não levante questões passadas.
14. Compartilhe o seu conhecimento. Esta é uma maneira de alcançar a imortalidade.
15. Seja gentil com a terra.
16. Uma vez por ano, vá a algum lugar que você nunca esteve antes.
17. Lembre-se que o melhor relacionamento é aquele em que o amor mútuo
excede o amor que cada um precisa do outro.
18. Julque o seu sucesso por aquilo que você teve que abrir mão para
19. Entregue-se total e irrestritamente ao amor e a cozinha.
(4) FROM "OUR REPORTER" IN VANCOUVER
Today "our official reporter" in the TESOL 2000 Convention in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Maria Laura Rossi, firstname.lastname@example.org , tells us about the Argentinian presence in the Convention.
"As I stated in my previous comment, TESOL 2000 provoked mixed feelings. I was totally overwhelmed at first , to which I'd like to add isolated and proud later on. Quite contradictory as it might seem - isolated among so many participants?- that's just how I felt when finding out in the huge map of the world that teachers from Comodoro Rivadavia had travelled, or while reading in the Program Book that there were sessions I had no idea of, presented by many other Argentine colleagues. Mixed contradictory feelings again. Proud of living and working so far south and a bit sad when running into Argentines along corridors or rushing at breaks.
However, we did have an opportunity to meet at their sessions. This year, ESPers must have missed Liliana and Patricia Orsi , committed expert convention-goers, who unfortunately couldn't make it to Canada in March. Their discussion session on ESP in Latin America had to be co-ordinated by Mercedes Rossetti and myself. Hope we did our best!
Congrats restless Mercedes ! Besides receiving an Award for Professional Development, she conducted three crowded presentations one after the other on Thursday morning, "Training EFL teachers in hard circumstances" , " The Internet as a Training Medium" and the above mentioned one on ESP.
Addressing EFL /ESL in the business setting was discussed by CasoC specialists on Business English, Ana Alvarez De La Fuente, Maria Elena Levalle and Alicia Lopez accompanied by John Scmidt, from USA
Monica Aparicio's days as presenter-participant were fully-booked , leading a discussion session on the use of movie clips in topic-based lessons, later repeated as a demonstration with over-100-people audience, to end up with " Make Your Own Games", our joint workshop. Scheduled for the very last convention day, Saturday afternoon, and contrary to what we had expected, around seventy people turned up to share great hands-on variations on games, to participate actively and give us even greater enriching feedback! (As you see, I have no granny! )
Another busy bee , Alejandra Pron from ICANA - accompanied by five-month-old-smiling Maria and babysitting husband L - talked about "Implementing task-based instruction in EFL settings" and shared her views as a member of a colloquium developing NNS educators' perspectives on teacher preparation. Mabel Gallo's name was found among panellists from Latin America and USA, who developed their perspectives on program administration issues.
University of Morón was represented by Graciela Malevini, who took part in an Academic Session discussing critical issues from several international EFL perspectives.
Last but not least, I would like to mention an in-progress session I was very really proud to conduct, as it represented a seven-month online team-work on the design of an ESP Teacher Training course for South American practitioners. Our team was formed during an online workshop prior to the Southern Cone TESOL Convention organised by ARTESOL and held in Buenos Aires last August. As this ambitious project is still under constructions, contributions are most welcome. (Sorry for the "goat" but we do appreciate suggestions !)
Argentina participated actively in TESOL 2000. However, I do believe there was something missing, which can be solved for coming conventions. I would have liked my country 's presence to be even more strongly felt, both as regards participants and presentations. It would have been rewarding to be supported by colleagues showing what we're actually doing down here. I believe in joint efforts to maximize resources, in order to raise a whole coherent voice that would reflect how our country is dealing with the EFL field.
I would like to encourage colleague teachers to submit proposals of what they have found useful for their classes . Every single issue IS of real interest for the development of our profession, and discussing it and getting feedback from other voices both enriches us individually and helps enrich the ELT profession in our country as well.
SHARE will have its share ! I hope we can get in contact before events, planning either face-to-face meetings or using this medium to exchange ideas and experiences. Sharing is , from a very personal viewpoint, the only way that leads to personal as well as professional growth.
Let's sit down to write and share with the world the best Argentina can offer !"
Maria Laura is a teacher educator and materials developer, apart from teaching Language and Literature at Escuela de Lenguas Modernas in Olavarria, her home town. We know how busy she is. This make us even more grateful for her generous contribution to SHARE. A big THANK YOU to a dear friend from old and now an active SHARER.(5) ADAM AND EVE
great SHARER and better friend Elida Beatriz Messina, ,email@example.com sends
us this contribution that shows that women will always be women... even in
" When Adam stayed out very late for a few nights, Eve became upset.
"You're running around with other women." she charged. "You're being
unreasonable," Adam responded. "You're the only woman on Earth."
The quarrel continued until Adam fell asleep, only to be awakened by someone poking him in the chest. It was Eve. "What do you think you're doing?"
Adam demanded. "Counting your ribs.", replied Eve. "
(6) BERNIEH HELPS AND TELLS A JOKE
Bernardo Humberto Banega (h) firstname.lastname@example.org answers Leonor Silvestri´s request for e-mail pals :
Hi, Leonor ! Greetings from Flores !
I saw your posting in SHARE 16 : " ... if you know or have or meet someboy who is from 12 to 18 from any other country I'd like you to let me know so that
both, any of my students and myself can be in touch ."
Maybe you would like to check "Intercultural E-Mail Classroom Connections",
This is a free service to help teachers link with partners in other countries
and cultures for e-mail classroom pen-pal and project exchanges. IECC was created in 1992 and today more than 7650 teachers in 82 countries are
participating in one or more of the IECC lists :
* IECC (teachers seeking partner classrooms for international and cross- cultural e-mail exchanges).
* IECC-HE (teachers seeking partner classrooms for e-mail exchanges with institutions of higher education).
* IECC-INTERGEN (intergenerational e-mail exchanges).
* IECC-PROJECTS ( announcements or requests for help with specific
classroom projects that involve e-mail, internationally or cross-culturally).
* IECC-SURVEYS ( students and teachers post requests for assistance
on projects, surveys, and questionaires).
I'm subscribed to IECC-HE, and I can assure you the audience is truly nternational, intercultural and intergenerational :-)
Hope this (and God) helps.
Have you visited Bernardo´s web page ? You do not know what you are missing: http://bernieh.com.ar . Plenty of resources and links for the ELT specialist.
maintains his nickname requires an aspiration at the end (? ! ) )sends us a
joke he acknowledges to Dawn Sardes, from Cumberland County Public Library, Fayetteville, USA
" A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments
with her five
and six year olds. After explaining the commandment to "honor thy father
and thy mother," she asked: "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to
treat our brothers and sisters?"
Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered,
"Thou shall not kill."
(7) BOOK REVIEWED
A new SHARER, Marisa López, email@example.com writes to us :
"Dear Omar and Marina:
An analysis of this powerful communication vehicle to understand how many of the stereotypes and perceptions of your students - and ours - are shaped by the mass media. Classroom activities to exploit these issues in your English language class.
Saturday 29th April - 9:30 to 13:00 hours
Cultural Diversity, Understanding and Valuing others
Understanding and valuing cultural diversity in all forms are the first steps towards a more equitable society where tolerance and solidarity have a central position and discrimination is kept at bay. Hands on activities to promote cultural awareness.
Speaker : Ricardo Sampedro - graduate from IES en Lenguas Vivas. Formerly Educational Representative and Teacher Educator with Oxford University Press. Currently Coordinator of the organization "Education for a Change".
Venue : Bridge English, Avda Gaona 1810, Ramos Mejia
Registration : Bridge English 011- 4654-8945 or Education for a Change 011- 4982-2409 . Fee : $ 15 per session.
Ricardo is a specialist in social values and their application in the school setting. A much needed subject these days. We hope Ricardo the very best of success !
(9) OUR REAL RICHES
"One day a father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the firm purpose of showing his son how poor people can be.
They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from their trip, the father asked his son, "How was the trip?" "It was great, Dad."
(10) ARE YOU COMING TO THE BOOK FAIR ?
If you are you can take
participate in the Third International Cycle on Foreign Language Teaching in
the 26th International Book Fair, from the Author to the
Reader. This is the programme of the Cycle as Fundación El Libro, firstname.lastname@example.org, announced it :
Thursday April 20
8:30 - 10:00 : Accreditation and Opening Ceremony
Plenary : Bilingualism and
cognition. Recent research in language acquisition
Ranka Bijeljac-Babic, Poitiers University, France
Plenary : Reflection in the
foreign language teaching/learning process
Fredricka L. Stoller, Northern Arizona University, USA
Plenary : Communicative
environments and precommunicative tools in
contemporary foreign language teaching
Jose Carlos de Almeida, Campinas University, Brazil
Plenary : Practitioner's pedagogical experience as linguistic policy
Joao Antonio Telles, State University of São Paulo, Brazil
Friday, April 21
Plenary : Language teacher
education for autonomous learning
Martin Muller,Fribourg University, Switzerland
Plenary ; Rational and affective
aspects in language teaching: foreign language teaching methodology from a
humanistic point of view
Gianfranco Porcelli, Milano Catholic University, Italy
14:00 : Conclusions
N.B. : All plenaries will have simultaneous interpretation and will be followed by round table discussions with the participation of distinguished teachers of different languages .
Venue : Sociedad Rural
Argentina (SRA) Avda Sarmiento 2704 - Buenos Aires Registration
: Fundacion El Libro
Hipólito Yrigoyen 1628 5th floor (1089) AAF Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: (54-11) 4374-3288
Fax: (54-11) 4375-0268
Fees : $15.
Visit Fundación El Libro Web site: http://www.el-libro.com.ar !
We are happy to publish another interesting bit from a very dear friend and regular contributor to SHARE : Lorena Lara , email@example.com
Here's a little part of US history which makes you sit up and go hmm...
"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach him how to fish and he eats for a lifetime." (ancient proverb)
"One repays a teacher badly if one remains only a pupil." (Nietzsche)
"It must be the first and central task of any student to become independent and learn to be his own teacher. The true teacher must always be trying to work himself out of the job." (John Holt)
I think we need to keep these ideas in mind if we want to be good teachers. How do we put this into practice? Through upgrading schemes and reskilling ourselves. Innovative teacher training is the key to the kind of education our students need, don´t you think so ?
Susana is herself a very active teacher and an example of upgrading and reskilling. She is a graduate from IES en Lenguas Vivas and a Licenciada en Administración de la Educación Superior from Universidad de La Matanza and is currently working towards her M.A. in "Enseñanza y Aprendizaje Abiertos y a Distancia" from UNED, Spain
(14)APIBA METHODOLOGY SIG
Introduction of SIG, Co-ordinators and members.
(b) Presentation of SIG Internal Rules (c) Exploration of interests and needs (d) Organization of following SIG event
APIBA members / teacher trainees: None / Non-APIBA members: $10 per
Please confirm attendance on <firstname.lastname@example.org>
How to become a member of APIBA ? e-mail <email@example.com>
Omar and Marina