Category Archives: Varkey Foundation

EdYOUfest

Ne pouvant pas me rendre à EdYOufest, Madeleine Zapata-Boxberger a gentiment proposé de présenter quelques uns de mes projets. Voici le diaporama qu'elle utilisera en avant-première :)

Eric Price’s interview. By Noah.

Today was a great day again for our “Seconde” class. We have interviewed the charismatic American author, Eric Price. We have learnt very much about him, and about what he thinks and feels about literature. He has on this day written 2 fantasy novels, many short stories and articles. He has been living in the south of the U.S. for a few years, with his wife and 2 sons. Besides his writing he also helps his wife working on her family farm.… Visit the author's original post

David Atkinson’s Skype Interview. By Noah.

We have once again Skype interviewed a great author! This time, it was the poet David Atkinson, an inspiring Irish author. Through a short Skype interview, he has presented himself, his life, his art and his philosophy. Accompanied by a journalist from the “Journal Du Dimanche”, and a photographer, a lucky half of our class have experienced this delightful moment.
A few questions we asked him:
What is poetry to you?
- A poem to me is a creation, art, “the best words in the best order”.… Visit the author's original post

Cathi Unsworth’s Skype Interview with my students. By Lila.

Curled light blonde hair with a swirl of black held with red and green barrettes… an amazing author answered our questions, while France 3’s TV crew filmed our every move. Another great Skype interview, this time with the charismatic Cathi Unsworth.
"How do you come up with the titles of your novels?"
“Most of them come from songs”, she told us.
"What message do you try to convey through your stories?"
She speaks up about what the bullies make others go through, she wants to spread tolerance.… Visit the author's original post

Cyane’s visit. By Kostia

Sometimes, you have great opportunities which are offered to you and you really don't want to let those pass. I believe that our class with the French author Cyane was one of those great moments you never forget in your life. He is a great writer and is a passionate man and he believes in what he does and that is something great to see when you're a 15-year-old teenager. At first,I thought that the project was simply translating a book but once he explained to us what the purpose of this project really was, I was shocked.… Visit the author's original post

New author blog post! David Arenstam tells us about his love for literature!

It is a great honor to welcome David Arenstam on my blog!
We actually met last April in Saco when my students, my colleague, Mr Tabary and I were visiting the school.
When I read his short stories, I immediately asked him to join my lietrature project!
THANK YOu so much Dave for accepting!


Writer, writer, who wants to be a writer?

The question was so simple, and for me, so complicated. For most of my adult life, I owned and operated a small software and data-processing firm that specialized in providing technology solutions for small banks and credit union.… Visit the author's original post

Slides I will use for the May 30 webinar with CYANE, French author. (French version of the May 2 webinar)


How can you attend the webinar?
Lien d'accès: https://webconf.vc.dfn.de/fairevivre/
Informations: https://v.gd/fairevivre
Inscription: http://lpm.lpm.uni-sb.de/Webinar/index3.php
Avec CYANE : auteur.… Visit the author's original post

An amazing teacher! Guest post and Tedx Talk by Mareike Hachemer!

Thank you, Marie-Hélène, for introducing me to your blog! And congratulations for being a finalist for the Global Teacher Prize 2017. I'm looking forward to working with you towards a hopeful future for education and the world. In my TEDxTalk that I gave in Heidelberg I talk about the importance of the teaching professions and the impact teachers can have on the world. Imagine, if we all connected our learning to actions that helped us achieve the UN Global Goals and make the world a better place ...… Visit the author's original post

New author guest post. And now for something completely different: poetry by David Atkinson

David Atkinson is the only poet to have joined my literature project and it is a great honor to welcome him on my blog!

His website: davidatkinsonpoet.wordpress.com

 

Black Eyed Peace




Black Eyed Peace is my second collection of poetry was published in 2014.Visit the author's original post

9ème Forum des Enseignants Innovants : Article du Café Pédagogique (Projets littéraires)

Bonjour à tous,
Voici le dernier article du Café Pédagogique sur les projets littéraires de la section internationale américaine du Lycée Nelson Mandela :)
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Breaking news! Global Teacher Prize

Well... I still cannot believe it!

I have been selected as one of the top 50 world educators (out of 20 000) by the Varkey Foundation.

Of course, what I really feel like is sharing it with my students whom I am so looking forward to seeing again!

Here are a few links:

- the TOP 50 announcement

- My page

Congratulations to all my students who have made it possible!