quinta-feira, 25 de outubro de 2007

Side By Side in Brazil

Side by Side is a project that motivates the language students to work with their self portrait, and exchange (via mail) their posters, that are drawing in a standard size of paper, with some students from some other country. Besides the poster, the students write a profile with personal information. The pictures of the students' drawings may also be posted not only in the iEARN forum of the project, but also in their website: http://www.miamicountryday.org/aces

At Centro de Línguas - Taguatinga-DF, and at Centro de Línguas number 1 (Brasília) this project has been developed by many teachers. It is adequated to Juvenile and Basic levels of English.

This year, a teacher from Fundação Bradesco in Ceilândia is developing Side by Side with some groups. It´s her first time. She is very excited because this is her first experience with iEARN projects. I wish her success and that her students can improve their language and social skills as well.

You can have a sample of those posters here, and maybe start developing Side By Side with your students. That's so much fun! Dont´t be insecure to start. We are here to help you. Just let us know.

domingo, 21 de outubro de 2007

New guide for PBL

This following link can take you to a new guide on Project Based Learning. You can have a better idea, and ideas of projects in the iEARN website also listed below.

http://www.iearn.org/professional/project_based_learning.ppt#265,10,Eight Features of Project-Based Learning

http://www.iearn.org/projects go to the project´s list and get to know the project that best fits your students´needs.

I invite all of you to post your thoughts on PBL here.

sábado, 13 de outubro de 2007


To all teachers who are part of iEARN in Brazil we´d like to express our greetings for the Teacher´s Day: October 15th!

It´s time to celebrate our hard but rewarding job of transforming lives for better and forever.

Yes, because we have this magic power of changing lives every day.

The cinquain below is a five line poem dedicated to all teachers. You are invited to use this space and create a cinquain having "Teacher" as theme.


Special being

Planning, informing, forming

Outstanding professional


To create your cinquain, follow these steps:

1st Line: tittle

2nd Line: 2 words defining the tittle

3rd Line: 3 verbs in gerund form describing the activities related to the tittle

4th Line: 1 word to sum up and close the poem

Invite your students to compose a cinquain - they´re going to feel themselves real poets!

Cinquain´s idea: Mrs Violeta Tsoneva (Bulgary)

Project´s Time in Brazil/Brasília

This is an invitation to all teachers who are iEARN members in Brasil and in Brasília.It´s time for us to start new projects. Karlla Vieira from CILT and Valda Silva are starting new projects: Karlla will work the "Cultural Recipe Book" with Bill Belsey from Canada. Valda with our colleague Lenoir are starting "Side by Side" with the teachers Rowena and Yvonne from Miami Country Day School in Miami.More, Andréia and Adriana from Fundação Bradesco - Ceilândia are starting "Christmas Cards" and "Side By Side".I´m starting a brand new project proposed during the training for Fund. Bradesco: "The Box of My Life". See details in the forum.I hope you can get excited to plan and participate in one of the projects in the iEARN website: http://www.iearn.org/Please, let us know if you are starting a project.