The 6th graders at Chichester Central School in Chichester, New Hampshire (USA), would like to invite you to participate in our blog. We have created a blog, which we hope will allow us to explore varying diets from around the world. Our goal is to understand what other country’s diets consist of and what they consider to be healthy. Here in New Hampshire, we eat a lot of seafood and lobsters as we are so close to the Atlantic Ocean. We also grow and eat fresh corn, apples, strawberries, blueberries and even pumpkins. If you are interested, please visit our blog at firstname.lastname@example.org and respond to the “World Diets” page. If you respond, it would be helpful if you could include which country or area of the world you are responding from. If you are not interested, it would be much appreciated if you could pass this along to a friend or colleague that may be.
We here in New Hampshire look forward to your response. Thanks
Hi Julie, Thanks for the comment, sorry it's taken me so long to reply back. My friend worked at Tarsus American College and ACI in Izmir--her name is Lee Corey. She loved it there and I've often talked to her about her experiences teaching overseas--something I'd love to do once my son is older. Take care,
Julie, We are working on hosting an IB training-of-trainers workshop for Turkish A1 and Turkish Social Studies. We're waiting on approval from Geneva to bring in the subject coordinator. Is that the one you heard about?
hi tom...thanks so much for the response...i did a quick run through on your blog...wow...you are such more more intellectual about turkey than i am at this point ..please keep in mind that i am an elementary/middle school English teacher..i am just learning about Turkey...my husband is the intellect in the family...i, however, am seriously concerned about the lack of technology in Turkish schools....and the test driven mindset...i teach 5th grade right now and we are all about getting ready for the SBS exams...and they don't even take it until 6th grade....so NOT sure that is the way to go....please keep me updated...and again, visit Izmir anytime...we don't have tons of space in our flat...but we do provide a decent bed and breakfast sort of lifestyle...isn't there an upcoming conference in ankara? will you be there???? that's another one of my passions and i am going to try to find as many conferences in Turkey as possible to spread the word....about what is really out there in the world...have a great week...we have two days off due to children's day....yippee dooo!! cheers..julie
Hi Julie. I occasionally write about education in Turkey on my blog. In fact, I'm planning something today or tonight about the new jr high testing system. I'm gearing up for some discussion about cultural factors that affect people's approach to technology. I'd appreciate comments from you and your colleagues as well.
There are some blogs and other online communities for ed administrators, if your husband is interested in that sort of thing. I think some of them could benefit from an international perspective. Also, I think there's a need for more IB-oriented networking.
There's another network here on ning called 'Developing Real Learners'. It's about implementing the IB Learner profile. Let your IB coordinator know about it. I think these education networks need a lot more people in the GMT+ timezones!
Hi Julie Anne, and welcome to the network! It's great to see someone else from Turkey here. Please add some more info to your profile so we know what you teach, what you're interested in. Are you in the IB program there?