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Showing posts from October 14, 2012

Sports, celebrities and remote travel destinations

Find the mistake in the expressions in bold below:
(Two friends about to go hang gliding) You are not about to get warm feet now, are you?(Two coworkers talking about a colleague who just got promoted) He must be in the moon with the news.(A school teacher introducing himself on the first day) Alright, pen and paper out, get ready for a pop quiz. Not! I was just kicking your leg(A couple trying to reach an agreement about whether to buy an apartment or a car) Honey, it just shone on me - the prices of apartments are going to be much cheaper after the Olympics. Let's buy a car and wait things out.(A person confiding to a friend about a close relative) She's been acting strangely the last days, I can't rub my finger on it.(A senior telling his grandchildren of a memorable football game he saw) It was one of the most intense football games I had ever seen. My team won in the very last minute of additional time. It was a gut-squeezing experience I will never forget.

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The teacher holds the power!

This week Brazil remembers one of the most pivotal professions of our modern society:
How does a teacher use the power given to him/her? In many ways.
The teacher
takes CONTROL of the learning process but gradually relinquishes this CONTROL to the students and invites them to share it. has the ABILITY to deal with the numerous difficulties that come up along the way makes use of his/her AUTHORITY without being authoritarian uses his/her INFLUENCE to persuade students to see things in a way they had never thought of before finds the ENERGY to go on even when the temptation to throw in the towel is overwhelming and when students seem to have no interest in learning

"Good teachers are those who know how little they know. Bad teachers are those who think they know more than they don't know." - R. Verdi

Who in their right mind, would think of becoming a teacher?