Citações Favoritas de Madre Teresa

A Little Something …
Favorite quotes from Mother Teresa:
“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”
“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
“Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”
“Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.”
“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.”
“We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do.”
“Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing.”
Source: editor@activityvillage.co.uk
Em Português

Um pouco de algo …
Citações favoritas de Madre Teresa:

“A fome de amor é muito mais difícil de remover do que a fome de pão”.

“Se você não pode alimentar uma centena de pessoas, então alimente apenas uma”.

“Vamos sempre nos conhecer com um sorriso, pois o sorriso é o começo do amor”.

“Nós mesmos sentimos que o que estamos fazendo é apenas uma gota no oceano. Mas o oceano seria menor por causa dessa gota perdida”.

“Seja fiel em pequenas coisas porque é nelas que a sua força está”.

“Espalhe o amor em qualquer lugar que você vá. Não deixe ninguém vir até você sem deixa-lo mais feliz”.

“Nunca seremos capazes de saber  tudo o que um simples sorriso pode fazer”.

“Toda vez que você sorri para alguém, é uma ação de amor, um presente para essa pessoa, uma coisa bonita”.

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Um Pouco de Sabedoria por Diana Princesa de Gales.

Little Bit of Wisdom …

… from Diana, Princess of Wales

“Carry out a random act of kindness with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you.”

“Family is the most important thing in the world.”

“I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give.”

“Everyone of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.”

“I want my boys to have an understanding of people’s emotions, their insecurities, people’s distress, and their hopes and dreams.”

“Hugs can do great amounts of good – especially for children.”

Source: editor@activityvillage.co.uk

Em português

Um Pouco de sabedoria …

… de Diana, princesa de Gales

“Realize um ato aleatório de bondade sem expectativa de recompensa, sabendo que um dia alguém pode fazer o mesmo por você”.

“A família é a coisa mais importante do mundo”.

“Acho que a maior doença que o mundo sofre neste dia e idade é a doença das pessoas que se sentem amadas. Eu sei que posso dar amor por um minuto, por meia hora, por um dia, por um mês, mas posso dar.”

“Todos nós precisamos mostrar o quanto nos cuidamos e, no processo, nos cuidamos”.

“Eu quero que meus meninos tenham uma compreensão das emoções das pessoas, suas inseguranças, angústia das pessoas e suas esperanças e sonhos”.

“Os abraços podem fazer grandes quantidades de bem – especialmente para crianças”.

Fonte: editor@activityvillage.co.uk

A Influência de um Professor

A Teacher’s Influence …

Teaching is and will always be my life. I love my students – kids, teenagers or adults. On the days I am not teaching, I feel empty. It is my great happiness to see my students grow and succeed in learning English.

Paula Lyra.

“I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” 

Lily Tomlin

“If kids come to us from strong, healthy functioning families, it makes our job easier. If they do not come to us from strong, healthy, functioning families, it makes our job more important.”

Barbara Colorose

“Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” 

Colleen Wilcox

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” 

Robert Frost

“Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.”

Joyce Meyer

“Let us remember: One book, one pen, one child, and one teacher can change the world.”

Malala Yousafzai

“A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life.”

John C. Maxwell

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

Henry Adams

“I touch the future. I teach.”

Christa McAuliffe

Sobre Crianças e Conselhos Engraçados

A Little Light Humour …
“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.”
Lane Olinhouse 
“Always end the name of your child with a vowel, so that when you yell the name will carry.”
Bill Cosby
“Children seldom misquote you. In fact, they usually repeat word for word what you shouldn’t have said.”
Unknown
“One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child’s name and how old he or she is.”
Erma Bombeck
“I have just returned from a children’s party. I’m one of the survivors.”
Percy French
“Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he’s buying.”
Fran Lebowitz
“Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won’t feel like watching.”
Fran Lebowitz 
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”Franklin P. Jones
“If your baby is beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time, you’re the grandma.”
Theresa Bloomingdale 
“Women shouldn’t have children after 35. Thirty-five children are enough.”
Unknown

Em Português

Um pouco de humor leve …
“A maneira mais rápida para que os pais tenham a atenção de uma criança é sentar e parecer confortável”.
Lane Olinhouse

“Sempre termine o nome do seu filho com uma vogal, de modo que, quando você gritar, o nome irá ressoar”.
Bill Cosby

“As crianças raramente falam errado o que você disse. Na verdade, eles costumam repetir palavra por palavra o que você não deveria ter dito”.
Desconhecido

“Uma coisa que nunca lhe disseram sobre criação de filhos é que, para o resto de sua vida, num segundo, você deve saber o nome do seu filho e quantos anos ele tem”.
Erma Bombeck

“Acabei de voltar de uma festa infantil. Sou um dos sobreviventes”.
Percy French

“Pergunte ao seu filho o que ele quer para jantar somente se ele estiver comprando”.
Fran Lebowitz

“Em um dia chuvoso, não pergunte ao seu filho o que ele gostaria de fazer, porque lhe asseguro que o que ele quer, você não sentirá vontade de fazer”.
Fran Lebowitz

“Você pode aprender muitas coisas com as crianças. Quanta paciência você tem, por exemplo”. Franklin P. Jones

“Se o seu bebê é bonito e perfeito, nunca chora ou faz manha, dorme no horário, arrota na hora, é um anjo o tempo todo, você é a vovó”.
Theresa Bloomingdale

“As mulheres não devem ter filhos depois de 35. Trinta e cinco crianças são suficientes”.
Desconhecido

 

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Palavras de sabedoria ao redor do mundo

Words of Wisdom from Around the World …
10 proverbs from around the world.

🔷"Slippery ground does not recognise a king."
Kenyan proverb – meaning that even the most powerful people are just human.

🔶"The pillow is the best advisor."
Swedish proverb – meaning that it is always a good idea to "sleep on it" or sleep on a problem.

🔹"A frog in a well does not know the great sea."
Japanese proverb – meaning that there might be more going on than you know about. Try to look at the big picture.

🔶"If the world flooded, it wouldn't matter to the duck."
Turkish proverb – meaning that a problem for you isn't necessarily a problem for everyone.

🔷"Empty barrels make the loudest noise."
Icelandic / Indonesian proverb – meaning that the loudest people aren't always the cleverest.

🔶"When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion."
Ethiopian proverb – meaning that teamwork can conquer even the biggest problems.

🔷"A bad ballerina blames the hem of her skirt."
Polish proverb – meaning that some people will blame anything rather than themselves for their shortcomings.

🔶"A monkey dressed in silk is still a monkey."
Spanish proverb – meaning that you can cover up what's underneath, but you won't change it.

🔷"The honey only sticks to the moustache of he who licked it."
Arabic proverb – meaning that you can't escape from a crime; evidence will follow you around.

🔶"Shrimp that fall asleep are carried away by the current."
Colombian proverb – meaning, you snooze, you lose!

Source: Activity Village

Em Português
Palavras de sabedoria de todo o mundo …
Esta semana, juntei 10 provérbios de todo o mundo. Alguns me fizeram rir e pensei que fossem divertidas para compartilhar com as crianças.

"Terra escorregadia não reconhece um rei".
Provérbio queniano – o que significa que mesmo as pessoas mais poderosas são apenas humanas.

"O travesseiro é o melhor conselheiro".
Proverbio sueco – o que significa que é sempre uma boa idéia "dormir sobre ele" ou dormir em um problema.

"Um sapo em um poço não conhece o grande mar".
Provérbio japonês – o que significa que pode haver mais acontecimentos do que você sabe. Tente olhar o quadro geral.

"Se o mundo inundasse, não seria importante para o pato".
Proverbio turco – o que significa que um problema para você não é necessariamente um problema para todos.

"Barris vazios fazem o barulho mais alto".
Provérbio islandês / indonésio – o que significa que as pessoas mais altas nem sempre são as mais inteligentes.

"Quando as telhas de aranha se unem, podem amarrar um leão".
Proverbio etíope – o que significa que o trabalho em equipe pode conquistar até mesmo os maiores problemas.

"Uma bailarina ruim culpa a bainha de sua saia".
Provérbio polonês – o que significa que algumas pessoas culparão qualquer coisa em vez de elas mesmas por suas falhas.

"Um macaco vestido de seda ainda é um macaco".
Provérbio espanhol – o que significa que você pode encobrir o que está embaixo, mas você não vai mudar isso.

"O mel só adere ao bigode daquele que o lambeu".
Provérbio árabe – o que significa que você não pode escapar de um crime; A evidência irá segui-lo ao redor.

"Os camarões que dormem são levados pela correnteza".
Provérbio colombiano – o que significa que você dorme, você perde!

Fonte: Activity Village

Palestra versus Public Talk

Você sabia que há diferenças entre uma palestra e uma fala ao público?

Seguem algumas explicações sobre essas diferenças e como saber usa lás quando necessário. 

Lectures vs Public Talk

Reflections on the difference between public and academic speech. What distinguishes a lecture from public talk? This table lists their distinguishing features.
PUBLIC TALK  –   LECTURE

Talks tend to create an emotional bond with the audience

Lectures aim to stimulate intellectual understanding

Talks persuade: they depend on specific words chosen to move and persuade the audience.

 Lectures inform: they depend on information for their impact, and the actual words that convey that information can be improvised.

Talks identify shared values: TED talk => the speaker talks about the importance of exploring the oceans to get to know better life on Earth and what to expect in the future

Lectures flow from someone who knows to someone who doesn’t: oceanography lecture: data and highly specific domain vocabulary: “downslope”, “salinity”, etc.

Talks rely on persuasive techniques: these may include not only information, but emotional pleas to maximise impact. A speaker generally shares conviction.

Lecturers rely on the informative value of content: their aim is to inform the audience. A lecturer usually shares expertise.

Talks seek to get the audience to agree with the speaker’s point of view: the aim of a speech is to persuade others to choose one option.

 Lectures tend to give listeners information they can use to make up their minds: a lecture clarifies what options are available.

At the end of a talk, members of the audience should feel they know and like the speaker: the speaker is one of them.

 At the end of a lecture, members of the audience may find it irrelevant whether they liked the lecturer, but they appreciate the new understanding they have reached.

Adapted from: Classroom
© Kevin Johnston

Reading Strategies 

Para nos tornarmos bons leitores, lendo por prazer, estudo ou trabalho, precisamos desenvolver algumas ferramentas fundamentais durante o processo de leitura. 

Aqui segue um texto com boas dicas sobre isso. Boa leitura!
We previewed the content of the texts by looking at information that stands out (again, key words, images, etc.) and, using our existing knowledge, we predicted what was likely to be discussed in the texts.
Reading strategies are plans and techniques we develop in order to understand written texts, we shall divide them in Before, During and After strategies.
Before: We preview any information that stands out from the text as a whole and predict its main topic. We can then make some assumptions on the vocabulary we expect to find.
During: This very much depends on our objective in reading the text. We may be happy with getting just the gist, or we may need to obtain some specific data or information, or perhaps we are only looking for one or two key words, and so on. In other words, we read for different aims and these aims determine the strategy that we will use during reading. Normally, we will apply the following strategies:
SKIMMING: to look for the general idea.
SCANNING: to look for specific information, e.g. names, places, figures.
INTENSIVE READING: to read in details for a specific learning purpose or task.
EXTENSIVE READING: to read for enjoyment.
After: We verify if our predictions were correct, evaluate arguments, data, style, etc, compare and contrast what we have just read with other similar texts or our pre-existing knowedge of the topic.
Remember, these strategies aren’t always clear-cut before, during and after. Sometimes, especially as we become more proficient readers, we may mix them, skip them or adapt them to our needs.

Source: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses

A Espiral do Questionamento 

Exploring the spiral of inquiry

The spiral of inquiry is an approach to professional learning that begins with a problem or situation in the classroom. It requires support and uses a collaborative approach (i.e. teachers, learners, school leaders etc.) to contribute. It focuses on two key questions:
What’s going on for our learners?

How do we know?

Scanning: In this phase we observe our learners and watch them carefully. As you teach, spend some time during the lesson to stop and look: What do you notice about your learners? Are they all engaged? How do you know?
Focussing: In this phase we decide what area to concentrate on so that it will make a difference to our learners. It is important to bring in other colleagues and approach this collaboratively. For example, do you need to ask more open-ended questions to develop their critical thinking skills?
Developing a hunch: In this phase we ask the question: How am I contributing to this situation? Is there something I need to learn? Remember that a “hunch” may not be 100% correct and once again, needs feedback from colleagues and peers. We may also need to “test” out a couple of hunches in (for example) peer observations to see what the real issues are.
New learning: In this phase we build on the previous one and answer the questions: What do I need to learn and where can I find the information I need? This is where continuing professional development activities like joining a community of practice or attending a course will help.
Taking action: In this phase we answer the question: What can I do differently to make enough of a difference? It is also trying out the new approach in the classroom and evaluating whether or not it worked. Remember: genuine inquiry needs space to take risks, make mistakes and try again – and again.
Checking: In this phase we answer the question: Have we made enough of a difference? At this point, we could also explore new points of action…and so the spiral continues, going back to the scanning phase.
Text adapted from: Timperley, H, Halbert, J and Kaser, J. (2014) A framework for transforming learning in schools: Innovation and the spiral of inquiry, Centre for Strategic Education, Victoria

Como se preparar para uma entrevista de trabalho 

Most people feel a bit nervous before an interview. The good news is that most interviews have similar types of questions so usually you can think about your answers beforehand and prepare what you want to say.
Here are a few examples of some questions they might ask you at the interview and ideas on how to answer them. Get practising!
• Tell me about yourself. 

You mustn’t talk about your family and life history. You must refer to your job-related skills and qualities.
• What do you know about the type of work we do? 

You must show you know a lot about the company, so it’s important to do lots of research before the interview.
• What things do you do well? 

You have to use this opportunity to talk about your skills and show that you’re the right person to work for them. Note down some ideas before the interview.
• What areas do you feel you need to improve? 

You don’t have to talk about anything negative in detail. Try to think about areas you’re already trying to improve. So, you can end in a positive way like: ‘I’m definitely getting better’, or ‘I’m going to do a course later this month.’
Practical interview tipsEven though it may seem very simple or obvious, Tom pointed out several practical things that Greg could do to prepare for his interview.
Dress code

– Interviews are typically formal, so it’s important to dress formally. 

– Plan ahead, and make sure you have something appropriate to wear. 

– Don’t wait until the day of the interview to find suitable clothing.
Getting there 

– Always confirm the exact address and location of your interview. – How long will it take you to get there and how are you going to get there? 

– It’s best to arrive a little early for your interview; about 15 minutes early is about right.
Etiquette 

– You want to make a good impression on the day. 

– When you go into the interview room, introduce yourself and shake hands with the interviewers. 

– Try to remember to sit up straight. – Make eye contact. 

– Be friendly and be polite.
Details 

– Make a short list of details you’ll need to remember on the day. For example, remind yourself to switch off your mobile phone before going into the interview. 

– It’s useful to bring a notebook and pen with you.
Research

– It’s a good idea to learn as much as you can about the company. 

– Do some research online and, if possible, talk to someone who already works there.
Prepare Answers

-There are key questions that most interviewers ask. They’re designed to find out what type of person you are, and what kinds of things you’re good at doing. 

– It’s very important to plan your answers in advance.

Good luck!

Source: Future Learn