пятница, 22 октября 2010 г.

Ukraine supports 1GOAL (in pictures and opinions)

Ukraine supports 1GOAL (in photos)

Seminar for promotion of Peace, Education and Foreign Languages

Schools' representatives, teachers and activists of different organizations took part in the seminar, shared the ideas and talked about cooperation. 1GOAL coalition in Ukraine presented the presentations about the Big Read 2009 and the 1GOAL campaign, reporting the photos and information about the campaign in Ukraine.

Семинар: Развитие духовного и морально-этического аспектов образования путем миролюбия и миротворчества во время изучения иностранного языка.

Кампания 1GOAL в Украине была освещена на семинаре "Развитие духовного и морально-этического аспектов образования путем миролюбия и миротворчества во время изучения иностранного языка." В семинаре участвовали представители школ Луганской области, координаторы проектов, учителя. Семинар проводился в поддержку мира и изучения иностранных языков.

вторник, 12 октября 2010 г.

About masters and teachers - Paulo Coelho

In one of his Family Conversations,
Confucius sets down an interesting dialogue on
the subject of learning.
Confucius sat down to rest, and his
students immediately started asking him
questions. On that day, he was in a good mood
and so decided to answer. Someone asked him:
'You are capable of explaining everything
you feel. Why don't you go to the Emperor and
talk to him?'
'The Emperor himself makes beautiful
speeches,' said Confucius, 'but beautiful
speeches are merely a question of technique,
they do not of themselves contain Virtue.'
'Well, send him your book of poems, then.'
'Those three hundred poems could be
summed up in two words: think correctly. That
is the secret.'
'What does thinking correctly involve?'
'It's knowing how to use mind and heart,
discipline and emotion. When we want
something, life will guide us there, but by
unexpected paths. We often feel confused
because we are surprised by those paths and
think we must be going in the wrong direction.
That is why I said, allow yourself to be carried
away by emotion, but have enough discipline to
follow it through.'
'Is that what you do?'
'When I was fifteen, I began to learn. When
I was thirty, I knew what I wanted. When I was
forty, my doubts resurfaced. When I was fifty, I
discovered that Heaven has a plan for me and
for each man on the face of the Earth. When I
was sixty, I understood that plan and found the
serenity to follow it. Now that I'm seventy, I
can listen to my heart, but without letting it
distract me from the path.'
'So what makes you different from other
men who have also accepted the will of
'I try to share it with you. And anyone
wanting to discuss an ancient truth with a new
generation has to use his capacity to teach. That
is my one quality, being a good teacher.'
'And what is a good teacher?'
'Someone who questions everything he
teaches. Old ideas cannot enslave a man,
because they change and take on new forms. So
let us use the philosophical riches of the past,
but without forgetting the challenges that the
present world sets before us.'
'And what is a good student?'
'Someone who listens to what I say, but
adapts my teachings to his life and never follows
them blindly. Someone who looks not just for
employment, but for a job that brings him
dignity. Someone who does not seek to be
noticed, but to do something notable.'

The slayer of dragons By Paulo Coelho

Zhuangzi, the famous Chinese writer, tells
the story of Zhu Pingman, who went in search
of a teacher in order to learn the best way to
slay dragons.
The teacher trained Pingman for ten whole
years, until he had honed to perfection the most
sophisticated dragon-slaying techniques.
Pingman spent the rest of his life looking
for dragons in order show off his skills: to his
great disappointment, he never found a single
The writer of the story comments: 'We all
prepare ourselves to slay dragons, but end up
instead being devoured by the ants of the details
that we never bothered to look at.'

вторник, 5 октября 2010 г.

Луганские школы участвуют в кампании 1GOAL

Школы г. Луганска №26, №36, №42 поддержали кампанию за образование в мире. Ребята обсудили проблемы образования, вписали свои имена за тех, кто не умеет читать и писать и высказали свои идеи для улучшения ситуации образования.  Всего приняли участие более 700 человек, и акцию продолжают поддерживать ученики и учителя. Кампания продолжается, поэтому поспешите внести свои имена в поддержку финансирования образования и гарантировать бесплатное и качественное образование для всех! http://www.join1goal.org/home.php
Если вы приняли участие в кампании и хотите прислать ваши фото-видео-рисунки, присылайте на anya.mihailova@gmail.com