Saturday, March 24, 2012

Getting to Know Global Connect Teacher Authors

Who’s writing this blog?  Lots of people – each from a different place and with a different story.  So, each week, there will be a Getting to Know you question posted that teacher-authors will answer.  This will help all of you get to know all of us just a little bit better. 

Do you have a question about us you would like answered?  Feel free to email you question to us at heidiraki @ gmail . com.



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Monday, March 19, 2012

Do you Have Blood?

One of my favorite things to do in the evening is share with my husband all the “interesting” phrases that my students say.  The majority of my students are English Language Learners.  (I teach at an international school in Casablanca, Morocco.)  They are learning to speak a language that they rarely hear, in a country where English is not the language of the streets, and they have some “unique” phrasing that is part of their learning process.  Here are a few of my favorite “heard in my classroom” phrases:

- Ms. Raki, I have blood!  (Translation – I’m bleeding.)

- Can I go in the toilet?  (I have fun explaining why we don’t go inside a toilet – Smile)

- My paper is cut!  (No scissors needed, cut generally means torn or ripped to my students.)

- Today is the happy birthday of my brother.  (Translation – It’s my brother’s birthday today.)

- Take.  (Said as they are handing you something. Translation – Here you go.)


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Welcome to Global Teacher Connect

Global Teacher Connect has been designed to be a collaborative blog for Global Teachers - teachers who are in the classrooms all around the globe creating global learners.

We would love to have teachers from around the globe sharing their experiences, their classrooms, and their resources here on Global Teacher Connect. If you would like to sign up to be an author on Global Teacher Connect - please contact Heidi Raki at [email protected] Please note, in an effort to represent all of the countries of the globe, we will take no more than 5 teachers from any one country of residence.

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