AREAL dog shelter “The past is never dead. It’s not even past” William Faulkner “To cut Queen Victoria’s umbilical cord” Tony Benn speaking about why Britain should be a part of Europe in 1967. Last Saturday in the National History Museum in Chisinau I found myself doing what I have always loved, talking to students… Continue reading “When is the past the past?”
Conkers - A glorious Autumn tradition “Life’s most persistent and urgent question, what are you doing for others?” Dr Martin Luther King jr “Alone, we can do so little; Together we can do so much” Helen Keller “A community is a group of people who agree to grow together” Simon Sinek It seemed to take… Continue reading Why do we build a community?
“Summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” William Shakespeare “…and all at once, summer collapsed into fall.” Oscar Wilde I read the other day that if you wanted to buck the trend, then start walking places. It has been a long time since I have walked so much and one of the real pleasures… Continue reading How does one rest, reflect, repair and prepare at the same time? Summer into Autumn and a new academic year.
“We don’t learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience” John Dewey “Welcome to Moldova baby!” A teacher colleague (anon) from Heritage International School As long as I have been in education, pretty much all my life as a student and then educator, with a few interesting jobs in-between, July has been the glorious month… Continue reading Why who we are and where we come from still matters in a global 21st century
My new neighbourhood There are seven things that will destroy us: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Religion without sacrifice; Politics without principle; Science without humanity; Business without ethics.Mahatma gandhi Eu cred in Moldova. Thierry Ernst, French born, Moldovan cheesemaker in Horodiste, Moldova Anna Akhmatova’s poem “The Guest” was being read on… Continue reading An International School in Moldova – first impressions.
“That one is never ready for the next step in life’s journey, we learn what we need to know from the road itself” Anon Hi Rob, …wanted to quickly let you know while I’m out here I’ve been seconded for a few weeks by the FCO to the UK mission to the UN in New… Continue reading They think it’s Moldova, it is now…new beginnings and new blog