Monday, January 25, 2010

A Portal to Media Literacy

A presentation by Professor Mike Wesch which I find compelling and inspiring!. "To learn is not to acquire information (data),but figuring out how to collect, evaluate, and analyze information". Schools need to teach students how to learn.The presentation worth every minute of the 1:06.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

TKT at the British Council, Khartoum

The British Council, Sudan, has offered EFL teachers in Khartoum a chance to take the TKT course and exam. The course is offered on two locations (thanks!). The first one is in Khartoum, at SELTI premises, and the second one is running in Omdurman, at the Islamic University.It is a semi-intesive course, so being out there daily from 2:30 -7:00 P.M is very hard for me. This is a critical time for my kids to be on the door when they come back from school, bathing, lunch and homework, No mama, no home work, that seems to be their rule of thumb!!!:-)
Feedback? I have to wait for another two days to form a fair impression and a positive feedback.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Do I really have a Phoenix characterisitcs?

Today, while chatting with a very dear friend of mine, the  conversation held my complaining about everything around me; how terrible my academic situation is, how sad I can't work, how miserable all my life is...etc. He commented that I had the same characteristics of a Phoenix bird. I didn't know what were they. I went and Googled. Here what I came up with:
Rising again from the ashes, the beautiful scarlet and golden Phoenix bird is synonymous with rebirth or recovery, especially after calamity.
Calamity:An event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; a disaster.
The answer is, Yes, I definitely do!!