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Why are Westerners so Different?!
Posted February 14th, 2011 - 6:00 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Watching this:
http://baw2011.pbworks.com/w/page/36021103/Graduation
I was so sad,
The coordinator Teresa excluded me quite before that Graduation party,
my country is not even named here ,but I was active all those 5 weeks!
Only Life Sessions were in the very deep night time for me, nevertheless I visited all sites of Life Session presenters, watched their recordings, left comments, created a new blog as she demanded:
http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/halima
it works,moreover I wanted to post at the: Going Global with the Webheads in Action
http://baw2011.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=readingsw5&action=display&thread=9
a new entry:
@"The time flies so FAST! Iam involved into New REAL Global Project:
http://osnagroupnew.pbworks.com/w/page/36120415/FrontPage
Hope to realize my wish and show my country to the world ,
btw everyone can watch about How we celebrate NAVRUZ:
http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/halima
Now I try to create a Second Life Event called "NAVRUZ ".
Just after my previous one:
________________________________________
As a trigger for my Blended Project "Going Global with the Webheads in Action" I've chosen this:
http://village.grouply.com/message/404
telling that: This time we will visit an educational project in English carried out by high school students and teachers in the USA ( Not to teach English As we will be visiting this place on our own , it is important to read in advance the information they have on their wiki and blog.

I with my Uzbek colleagues have watched:
1.Taken from Ramapo project wiki Vision
http://ramapoproject.wikispaces.com/Vision

2.The poem "The road not taken" by Robert Frost

3.The Ramapo project wiki ***
http://ramapoproject.wikispaces.com/

4. We have seen one of the final products, a video named A hard choice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_srQzAr_KXY&feature=player_embedded,
I am contributing here with my remake.
I tried inform that I am working in that direction,
but in VAIN,I was totally disconnected..
But WHY?!I ask myself:Why are Westerners so Different?!
Halima

Posted February 14th, 2011 - 6:07 am by from Aktash, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
I am SAD too,
Halima informed us about All news she got from that BaW2011 Group, now she organizes a Webinar for Uzbek English Teachers:
http://uzbekespteachers.ning.com/
she is always open and active.I wonder too: Why this coordinator made so,may be she will make us deprived of all ICT news?!
Obid

Posted February 14th, 2011 - 6:25 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Obid,
My poor Uzbek Student!We must Not WAIT Untill Someone, Even called so High like TESOL BaW2011 and etc would be so kind and merciful for sharing ICT knowledge with us!
We MUST LEARN!!!
I laughed reading these words said by cordinator of this like UN??? online project.
A "mini UN",Hmmm,I hope that in UN Nobody discriminates Nobody!
Then she writes:
@"Baw 2011,with its 287 members from 56 countries spanning the 5 continents, is truly a global community or, as I have always defined it, a mini UN.
After 8 rounds of BaW, we have reached close to 2,500 colleagues in 98 countries! This is something very special, above all when we know that BaW has changed some people's careers for the better. Not to mention the influence in all the students involved. How rewarding that is! :-)
See who attended this so called Graduation Party:
Coordinator: Teresa (Portugal)
Moderators: Anisoara (Romania), Fernanda (Portugal), Helen (France), Larissa (USA), Mbarek (Morocco), Valentina (Russia)
And only 12 Participants!!!Only Coordinators. Moderators... WHERE is the FOLK???
Halima



Posted February 14th, 2011 - 6:35 am from Norrkoping, Sweden
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Posted February 14th, 2011 - 7:08 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
ANLEAN,
I am, of course, an Easterner,
I do not blame against being a Westerner, or against all
Westerners but having resources,not PRIVATE ones!! but belonging to European countries (financial, ICT enabled products/services),being involved into international educational Projects, I only wonder: How westerners provide their educational services?
I assume that it depends on Management style!
If you watched this so called cozy UN BaW2011 there are mostly people from countries connected geographically and culturally so close. I asked one of them: Do you think that Teresa is Right! Many think that this her behavior to me is as anti-human one! But he answered nothing..
I have participated in some European Projects and Know exactly What is HUMANITY!
http://www.eurispes.it/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1698
I will write about that case here. I'd inform this member of the European Parliament about so kind of discrimination against educators from Central Asia.
I do not like to be TREATED as Trash from the 3-rd world!
Halima

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Posted February 14th, 2011 - 7:22 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Arlette!
Thank You for your so warm words! I think that Management of that Project was too much in Macho style,like in Communism time, NOT seeing real PEOPLE behind E-mails,if someone argues or said something not so kind for the ears of CHIEF COORDINATOR, she/he is declared for All participants as an ENEMY and therefore must be outcast!Oh, I know very well those games!! I was survived in all those totalitarian times and only wonder: WHY me!? I consider myself belonging to the most educated Cohort of Uzbek Intelligentsia,I am known abroad as well...then WHY? Only bcs She is not Socially Responsible for her actions!Nobody would believe me! All would support only her!!Is that HUMAN????
Halima

Posted February 14th, 2011 - 8:24 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted February 14th, 2011 - 8:28 pm from Norrkoping, Sweden
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Posted February 14th, 2011 - 9:15 pm by from White Salmon, United States (Permalink)
@Halima. Most of the time it is due to our ignorance. I apologize for that.

Posted February 15th, 2011 - 5:59 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
I was in the 2 TESOL group called EVO Village too. It was really NICE to be a participant there!
The moderator wrote to me:”I am just about to publish a blog. We conducted 78 sessions in the last 5 weeks, you attended very few .I understand that is bcs of your PC improper bandwidth.Btw, have you send your survey?
I answered: Oh, this service as a third party is totally new for us, I see that at first!!bcs we have only templates for survey all only in printed form .She directed me to survey monkey templates and EXPLAINED all details how it must be completed without focusing:evaluate us like this, only instructions. I fulfilled that in 3 minutes. That is my survey: I REALLY enjoyed all EVO VILLAGE 2011 Sessions!!
She added with a humor: you are learning the hard way,
after teaching you,one there will be a trainer. I added: I know that we must LEARN!!She said :there is something for you: when you see this you will be really amazed
http://avalon-project.ning.com/profiles/blogs/google-earth-in-3d
she sent this to me, bcs she knew about my dream to create a SL event about “The National Gallery “ incorporating into that SL Event the short story of Doris Lessing with the same name.I also read between her lines that she is a good coordinator, so PROACTIVE, without mentioning/demonstrating her previous results.
In contrast to this :I received from ALL BaW2011 PARTICIPANTS E-MAILS informing: I found, I begin to fulfill, I completed ,I sent my survey…. and no ONE WORD of Instruction, Explanation of Teresa as Coordinator, she sent only gathered e-mails, they really look as trash, btw at the voice tape,where she posted BaW 2009 results, it takes about 1 hour and 50 minutes, only the BEST Moderator is so Shy and MODEST, he spoke only 1!!! Minute! Others, even one lady who failed with her moderation, spoke so many times .This Best Moderator saved her moderating demonstrating Quickly WHAT to DO!! Yes, REALLY WHAT to DO?
The answer is only ONE!! Be PROACTIVE!!!Think about PEOPLE!!Those trash e-mails have eaten totally my 2 month pension. Is that the TESOL good image??
Halima


Posted February 15th, 2011 - 6:06 am from Norrkoping, Sweden
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Posted February 15th, 2011 - 6:25 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
David, Thank YOU!=RAHMAT! for a so warm suggest! I try to follow it.
Interesting to hear your opinions about this:
(I am sorry for directing you to the Russian version,but forecasted occupations #2,#6 and #10 demand to be multicultural ones)!!!
10 major occupations of the new decade.
What specialties are most in demand in the next 10 years?
Andrew Vyrkovsky.
Read article:

http://www.forbesrussia.ru/karera/rynok-truda/34702-10-glavnyh-professii-novogo-desyatiletiya

Slideshow: 10 jobs next decade.View Slideshow:
http://www.forbesrussia.ru/node/34702/slideshow


The Earth is becoming overcrowded. The number of its inhabitants is growing - they are almost 7 billion Races, nations and religions mixed. The population is aging and consumes more goods. People are increasingly moving around the globe in search of promising places for self-realization.
All changes that happen to mankind in the next 10 years, would entail the establishment of a minimum of new jobs. As a maximum - the emergence of new professions and areas of activity. The main employment trend is unchanged - fewer people will be employed in production, will increasingly provide services to others.
What does this mean for those who choose what to do in life, or want to change specialty? Forbes analyzed the global trends and tried to predict what the profession will be in demand in the next 10 years.
Halima

Posted February 15th, 2011 - 7:43 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
DARREL,
I was BANNED by Teresa ,that is the reason I am posting here.She has WITHTROWN me as a TRASH, who may not be with
other TESOL participants, bcs I were so Dull and Stupid..she sent me a message about that,now I am totally disconnected.
But I think that was occured due her too Mucho MNGt style demanding to create Blogs wikis as participants productions very quickly.Seems that she was like our previous communist party boss(I remember while participating in Cotton picking campaign) demanding:" make this IMMEDIATELY"!! But things like Blogs, wikis are the RESULTS of very Great, Ellaborated,Timeconsuming intelligent Work!!!They are usually created/developed after detailed discussions with future participants,especially EDUCATIONAL ones!
Halima


Posted February 15th, 2011 - 1:00 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted February 15th, 2011 - 3:35 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,
I sent you 2 messages...
@"Also, do you know of any other international multimedia projects like this besides TESOL""
If TESOL get only positive and praising Monkey Suvey this Teresa's group of moderators mostly from Spanish speaking countries would get winning grants of TESOL forever.
@ "And you have the right to ask for it. In addition, I would let her know how expensive it is for you to download data"..
Yes, that costed me my 2 months Pension..
and being insulted at the final stage...And that is EUROPE, Portugal???!!!

Halima

Posted February 15th, 2011 - 8:05 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted February 16th, 2011 - 6:34 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,
I am reading a message from John Couper:

http://www.couchsurfing.org/profile.html?id=CEQCN0P

He is living now in Kazakhstan,Almaty City, works for KIMEP, where MA TESOL is taught.
I like his Current Mission: "Active, education and exploration. Outdoorsy and playful. "Mission" is to learn and experience as much as possible, especially to be part of helpful changes in the country and region. "
He writes:
@" I am very sorry about the TESOL problem-- I don't know anything about the program and don't completely understand, but maybe next week we can talk about it and I will try to help if I can. I think I know what you mean about westerners and want to talk with you about the general and specific issues.
I got my Uzbek visa yesterday, so I will arrive with a colleague and a student at lunchtime on Sunday.

I would like to see the city, buy some Uzbek crafts, but mostly visit with people and talk about education, English, culture, CS, journalism, ideas, or whatever. I will bring a lot of educational materials. I have a lot of energy and curiosity and don't enjoy sitting around, so I hope you and Gulnoza can help keep me busy!

I will be very happy to finally meet you".
Zoe,
I'd show him the FLOOD of some really silly messages from the so called coordinator of TESOL..I assume that the problem is in so called international nepotism like:getting international educational grants/inviting/hiring/encouraging/praising/rapport ALWAYS high estimated results/getting(may be, Teresa would prefer the word Winning?!) again international educational grants... also the same so friendly educators..Teresa promoted her Team being in this educational business for more than 10 years..She is a master of creating quasi international educational jobs.She is a master in replacing people, but only belonging to her group.. But being only members of HER Group does not mean providing RELEVANT and internationally recognised educational products/services! I wonder: does she really not understand that Inputs into all educational projects,especially in the international ones have Totally changed!!Work in progress has Changed!!!Outcomes???!!!yes, this is a real bottleneck in every international project, Who care, if the educational project providers are accustomed to read/hear Only HIGH Praised Reflections..But Businesses without Feeds Always FAIL!!
I am so sorry for telling you my sad story.. The Spanish delegation in the 15th century was the FIRST European diplomatic mission visiting Uzbekistan at times of Tamerlane.The stories they told to Europeans, to the entirely world were so Amazing!!!
Halima


Posted February 16th, 2011 - 4:37 pm from Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico
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Posted February 16th, 2011 - 5:55 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,
this made my laugh today:

Pa. teacher strikes nerve with 'lazy whiners' blog.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110216/ap_on_hi_te/us_teacher_suspended_blog

Video: Blogging Teacher's Job on the Line … Natalie Munroe
http://news.yahoo.com/video/us-15749625/24209845
Halima

Posted February 16th, 2011 - 10:49 pm by from White Salmon, United States (Permalink)
@Halima,

I read the same blog and article about the teacher. I am still thinking it, but my gut reaction is to agree with the teacher.

Posted February 17th, 2011 - 5:32 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@LYNN,
the WORLD is changing,PUPILS are the WORLD themselves,all Learners are the WORLD,in my case I was an ICT Learner to be called Webmaster 2.,but not understanding the philosophy of that "Teresa inc" educational company,
she must teach the latest ICT educational products and services, but instead I was taught what is Spanish countries management features are while teaching English to Speakers of other languages and how she has not managed some intercultural issues..Some moderators were professionally good educated and trained,the best one was from Morocco,the vertical communication seems to be effective, bcs many moderators were from Spanish speaking countries, if the moderator was from Russia, it means she is staying at Purdue Uni and making her PhD there Therefore, this bottom-up communication works only regionally.There could not be an effective horizontal communication, bcs if Teresa says some fussing words they can really withdraw you.
My son was worked for CISCO in Uzbekistan and visited the USA, California, St.Jose, where almost all Internet companies are located.May be Spanish speaking TESOL administration is making their decisions based only on the famous Silicon valley history,or only mentioning the names of the Ivy League Universities, located in Silicon Valley is enough to praise: we are the BEST ones in ICT Education?!
Then they MUST know about new Emerging Economies like CHINA!!!?! About SKOLKOVO in Russia and more,
Halima

Posted February 17th, 2011 - 8:32 pm by from White Salmon, United States (Permalink)
@Halima, No one needs to be excluded. We all need to live and learn from each other. With electronic communication, the world indeed seems smaller. I agree that a bottom up (grassroots) works better. At the bottom, vertical communication also is more successful.

I am sorry about your experience with "Teresa INC". Sometimes ideas and philosophies are lost in translation, but it would have helped if she were more patient. We can all use more compassion and patience with each other.

Keep us updated with the news. What you do is important!


Posted February 18th, 2011 - 6:02 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
There is a tread about an absolute Deja vu..
I felt myself being depressed and without any job like in hard 1980-1990s at post sovjet times ,being not in Russian but in the American educational project! It was so clear that the former Russian trainings,being full with spirit of underestimating Locals and not new jobs oriented could not prepare people for new challenges. But we must study,pressed by former communist leaders as educators.
I guess that my case is my bad absolute Deja vu educational experience.It was so unpleasant..
Halima

Posted February 18th, 2011 - 6:53 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
The Biologist Henri Laborie in "Prase to Escape" stated this:
Три типа реакции.
В своей книге «Похвала бегству» биолог Анри Лабори пишет о том,что,встречаясь с испытанием,человек располагает всего тремя возможностями: 1) борьба; 2) пассивность; ) бегство.
– Борьба: самая естественная и самая здоровая реакция.Организм не терпит психосоматического ущерба. Полученный удар трансформируется в ответный удар.Но такой поступок чреват некоторыми негативными последствиями.Человек входит в круг постоянной агрессии.И в конце концов встречается с кем-то,кто сильнее его и кто отправляет его в нокаут.
– Пассивность: проглотить обиду и вести себя так,словно не заметил агрессии.Такое поведение в основном принято и чаще всего встречается в современном обществе.Это называют «запретом на действие».Нам хочется ударить противника по лицу,но мы понимаем,что устроим спектакль,получим удар в ответ,будем втянуты в круг агрессии,и подавляем своё бешенство.И удар,который не получает противник,получаем мы сами в виде психосоматических болезней:рака,псориаза,невралгии,ревматизма…
– Бегство,это третий путь.Оно бывает нескольких видов:
Химическое:алкоголь,наркотики,табак,антидепрессанты,транквилизаторы,снотворное.Они позволяют стереть из памяти или,по крайней мере,смягчить перенесённую агрессию.Мы забываем.Мы бредим.Мы спим.И всё проходит.Но этот вид бегства размывает восприятие реальности,и человек понемногу перестает выносить нормальную жизнь.
Географическое бегство:состоит в беспрестанной смене мест пребывания.Мы меняем работу,друзей, любовников,квартиры.Так проблемы путешествуют вместе с нами.Мы их этим не решаем,но мы меняем им декорации,что само по себе уже освежает.
Артистическое бегство:состоит в трансформации своего бешенства,гнева,боли в произведения искусства – фильмы,музыку,романы,скульптуры,картины… То,что мы не разрешаем произнести себе, говорит наш воображаемый герой.Это может произвести эффект катарсиса.Зритель,который увидит,как герой мстит за его обиды,также получит облегчение.
and this is a google translation:

Tree types of reactions.
In his book, "Praise to escape" the biologist Henri Laborie wrote that he met with the test, a person has only three options: 1) control, 2) passivity;) escape.
- Wrestling: The most natural and most healthy reaction..Organizm abhors psychosomatic damage. The resulting impact is transformed into a response udar.No such an act fraught with some negative lasting results. The human enters the circle of constant aggression ,finally meets someone who is stronger than him and who sends it to the knockout.
- Inactivity: swallow one's pride and behave as if no notice agression.this kind of behavior generally accepted and is most common in the modern society,it is called "ban on the action." We want to strike the opponent's face, but we understand that arrange playget a kick back, we pulled into the circle of aggression and to suppress their madness.I blow, who does not receive the enemy, we find ourselves in the form of psychosomatic diseases: cancer, psoriasis, neuralgia, rheumatism ...
- The flight is the third put. It can be of several types:
Chemical: alcohol, drugs, tobacco, antidepressants, tranquilizers, sleeping drugs,.they can erase, or at least mitigate the migrated agression.We forget,we dream,we sonbulame bredim?? we sleep,and this disappears No all this kind of flight erodes the perception of reality, and the man gradually ceases to make a normal life.
Geographic escape: is the incessant change of place of location .We change jobs, friends, lovers, accomodation.There are some problems with our traveling .We wait till this does not solve, but we change them to the scenery, which in itself is refreshing.
Artistic flight: consists in transforming its fury, anger and pain into art - movies, music, novels, sculptures, paintings ... The fact that we do not allow ourselves to utter, "says our imaginary herou..this can be as an effect of katarsis,the participants of the performance which will see as the hero avenges his wrongs, will also receive relief"...
sorry for a bad translation,may be someone can post original lines of Henri Laborie,even am not shure that Google gave the correct name?!)
Halima


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Posted February 18th, 2011 - 3:54 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Zoe,
@"I can't pass up this one about the lazy whiners blog. I think this teacher and Teresa Inc are related"...
yes, you are right,
Read this:
Tajikistan has announced a competition to create the best site on Navruz
13:58 18.02.2011
Ministry of Education of Tajikistan jointly with the Association of Internet Providers, the Public Fund of the Internet and Public Fund Civil Initiative Internet Policy "announced a contest for" Best Site on Navruz.

As reported by "AP" in the Ministry of Education of the country, in competition are eligible for school children, students, educational institutions and ordinary citizens of the republic, regardless of their place of residence.
"The main goal of the competition - to create an Internet site on the subject of Nowruz in the development of national traditions, increase the interest of schoolchildren and students to national traditions, the implementation of information technology in schools, using the Internet for educational development", - stressed in the Ministry of Education.
The winners will be awarded valuable gifts Organizing Committee. Sponsors of the competition act LLC Babilon-T "and ZAO" Tcell ".
Recall Nowruz (New Day) - holiday vernal equinox, which marks the beginning of seed in the East. Celebrated annually on 21 March, and in some countries - 22 March.

17/02/2011 Mavdzhuda Khasanov

Source - Asia Plus
Permanent address - http://www.centrasia.ru/newsA.php?st=1298026680

If this was the case in Uzbekistan then I would be definitely a winner.I've created this wiki:
https://farghona.wikispaces.com/
bcs my heart belongs and is left to/in my belowed FARGHONA!
How can Tereza know about my best intentions? How doeas she know that if I would create new wikis Samarkand,Urgench,Karshi, Nukus,find/train effective moderating ESL Teachers from these locations, then I could be paid from the TUIT, bcs this Technical University has its branches in those cities. Why must I create some wikis for wikis sake only?! which would be not Nessasary for my counrtry,only for reporting to Tereza?! Therefore this american educational project was for me as a bad memory of the ex-communist educational system, even full of uptodated ICT devices, technigues,approaches...
I remember me being a first class pupil learning by heart citations of passionaries of that time like Dolores Ibarruru...I wonder if we Really need so passionaries today even equipped with ICT..
Halima

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Posted February 18th, 2011 - 11:41 pm by from White Salmon, United States (Permalink)
There are so many issues with the education system in America, and it has become much to easy to lay blame at the feet of the teachers. As an educator (middle school and high school) and as a parent, I have equally felt as frustrated as the teacher and appalled as parent.

I don't know whether I agree or disagree with the teacher's writing of the blog, but without it, this dialogue would not exist.

I took responsibility for my children's education (something my parents did not teach me), realizing the limitations a public education could offer. If there were battles to be fought on behalf of my kids, I did it, but behind closed doors except on one occasion. During a conference (my son, Finn was in 5th grade), and the teacher was behaving like an ass, so I asked him if he liked my son. He was unable to give me a straight answer. It was then I realized how someone's personality could get in the way of their teaching.

@Anlean This is clearly not an issue of +1, or trying to win an argument. With the way things are progressing there are no winners. Education of the youth is serious. The children are our future!

Posted February 19th, 2011 - 2:42 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 19th, 2011 - 5:09 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
oh, sigh
May be I was one of those experimental rabbits involved into realisation of that action" Clinton proclaims US support for Internet Freedom after Tunisia and Egypt"..
We are discussing this topic at the thread: Clinton proclaims US support for Internet Freedom after Tunisia and Egypt at the:
Politics/Government . International politics.
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=528

only my experience being in that TESOL BaW2011 project was so Sad,
Halima

Posted February 25th, 2011 - 8:03 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
just met with John Couper,,
a nice person, came to my house with Gulnoza,we've spoken, eating pumkin pies, drunk gree tea and they went to the greatest bazaar in Tashkent,called Chorsu,promised to visit again,hope to prepare some dishes in veery national style,
Halima

Posted February 25th, 2011 - 12:54 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 25th, 2011 - 3:28 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
David,
we have a SAYING:
"Shashlik iz molodogo barashka ne edal ,znachit v Uzbekistane ne bival!!
="If you had not eaten/tasted young lamb shashlik than You never been to Uzbekistan"..
may be you prare like this:
Romantic Dinner - Lamb Chop Marinade
monkeyseevideos
http://www.youtube.com/user/monkeyseevideos
but here shashliks are different,
Halima

Posted February 25th, 2011 - 3:40 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted March 14th, 2011 - 2:49 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
seems that this year TESOL week promises to be inspiring...
Invited Speaker Sessions
http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/convention2011/invspeakersessions.asp

Academic Sessions and InterSections
http://www.tesol.org/s_tesol/convention2011/academicses.asp
Halima

Posted March 23rd, 2011 - 7:20 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Finally I am here:
Shaping Webinar #10, Login instructions

Shaping the Way We Teach English
A message to all members of Shaping the Way We Teach English

Presenter: Dr. Leslie Opp-Beckman, Author of Shaping

This is the final session in the series of 10 webinars:

https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/oelp?launcher=false


For the March 23rd webinar: Please log in as a guest with your first name and the city or country you are from.

Visit Shaping the Way We Teach English at: http://shapingenglish.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
In duration of several weeks I was in that Edu project..
Interested to know : How the obtained new knowledge would change English teachers'teaching styles worlwide?
Halima

Posted March 23rd, 2011 - 7:39 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
sometimes it seems that the western style of Online teaching is a novelty,..all things are planned so thoughtful...,even the evaluation is made by the third party...
but receiving this message on the 24 February,2011,almost one month before the final session I exlaim: Oh, No!!
@"Shaping Webinars: Please give feedback & ideas for the future!
Shaping the Way We Teach English
A message to all members of Shaping the Way We Teach English

You are invited to participate in this survey in order to help evaluate the content of this webinar series, and make suggestions for future topics:

В

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Shaping-Webinars

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Thank you in advance for your feedback!

Leslie Opp-Beckman & the Webinar Team
Visit Shaping the Way We Teach English at: http://shapingenglish.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
What is that!Time is pressing so urgently or ...
waiting that someone could explain me that..
Halima


Posted March 24th, 2011 - 5:28 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)

THE SHAPING WEBINAR IS OVER!!!-LONG LIVE THE NEW WEBINAR???

The Office of the English Language Programs announces the next webinar series that will begin on Wednesday, April 20th, 2011.
However, for this series, the registration process will be different. If you would like to participate, you must register through your nearest RELO. To find out who your RELO is, please visit the link below:

http://exchanges.state.gov/englishteaching/reg-el-officers.html

The topics for the next series will be:
1. Fun, creative, ad Interactive Writing in the EFL Classroom
2. Warm-ups & Ice Breakers for All Ages
3. English for Teens & Young Adults
4. The Principles of PBL in the EFL Classroom
5. Edutainment as a Formula for Learning + Fun in EFL

Remember: you MUST register through your RELO.
YEAHH ,is is not easy!bcs the RELO for Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkmenistan Harold Samuels lives in Astana, Kazakhstan
by the way, if you want to learn what a webinar is, or what the Shaping webinar was like, visit Shaping the Way We Teach English at: http://shapingenglish.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
There you can find the materials and recorded sessions, as well as discussions and personal communication with the webinar organisers, moderators and participants.
What to do?
LEARN, LEARN and LEARN...
but When I begin to EARN...
Halima

Halima

Posted March 24th, 2011 - 4:31 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted March 27th, 2011 - 4:43 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
@DARRELL,
"I imagine he can at least read cyrillic and turkish or Uzbek"...
hmmm,seems that Americants think that their American English is enough for getting so high positions..
sometimes it so confusing to be with them in their conferences,seminars, webinars,which they lead and where they try to teach ABC,also basics of life,but in perfect American English..
Halima

Posted March 27th, 2011 - 4:54 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
DARRELL,
by the way, I participated at that MAIN SESSION
Saturday, 26 March 2011 – 7pm GMT

EVO Session panel with Vance Stevens, Elizabeth Hanson-Smith, Evelyn Izquierdo, Sandra Rogers, Miguel Mendoza and Daniela Cuccurullo

http://www.virtual-round-table.com/events/panel-evo-electronic-village

there were some issues of participating descussed,but I am afraid, that my negative remarks about my own participation
in the :
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/Call_for_Participation2011
would be deleted...Why to hear voices of participants from so far regions of the globe? The globe is rolling,the Edu business is going on...
Halima


Posted March 27th, 2011 - 5:23 am by from Aktash, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
We were yesterday here at the EVO Session Panel but behind the laptop.
Unfortunately, there were No One from the BaW2011..
Very often we met at Halima’s home,also we participated at those 5 weeks webinars too,
and suddenly she was banned..but nevertheless we studied/played on/with so many
interesting tools like Foki, Wallwisher ,opened a new wiki Farghona.Not bad
results for our region ,till this BaW 2011 nobody ever heard about them

Obid

Posted April 20th, 2011 - 5:32 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
had really a great Fun!

Elena's virtual class made my day!

http://www.wiziq.com/online-class/520321-edupunk-game-funprojects

try to design/work out/manage my virtual classes in similar fun style too.
Halima

Posted February 19th, 2011 - 5:07 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Darrell,
You are right there was only me from the whole Central Asia in that educational project,
hi Darrell,
read my left comment on:
Movie Segments to Assess Grammar Goals
"Up: Modal Verb for Suggestion - Could"

http://moviesegmentstoassessgrammargoals.blogspot.com/search/label/could

Salom Claudio,
an old man from the USA Darrel brought to our Uzbek CouchSurfing group a disc with this movie "UP,UP!!".Now I know HOW to attract our Uzbek English learners, btw you can read very warm words on the real OLD-YOUNG relationships at our group page related to Central Asia :Adventures on the Great Silk Route":
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group.html?gid=11123
Halima, who missed your BaW 2011 presentation due blackout.
Darrell,
now I am preparing a lesson based on Your brought disc,
Halima

Posted February 19th, 2011 - 5:23 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted February 20th, 2011 - 5:18 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Salom DARRELL!
After watching the only 1,28 minutes clip from the "Up!Up!",or even without watching it you find below the installed Youtube clip a posted link to/with"Comments",just press it and you 'd read my left comments there..
Hi Darrell,
as you can see, I try to combine my new obtained ICT skills on/in Webmastering with Uzbek English Learners using your brought gift to our Uzbek CS group..
You can even ask Claudio Azevedo Brasilia, DF, Brazil(he was one of the best BaW2011 moderators) (leaving your comment there)why Teresa excluded me from the whole BaW2011 group?!
Darrell,
all Uzbek CS find this Grandpa in "Up! Up!" so similar to You!!!I do not know Why?!
@"This youngster called Russel", they said," must be better called somehow in chinese style"? He is really alike to young chinese travelers!!!
I laugh always while watching this movie with my young CS friends,
Halima

Posted February 20th, 2011 - 6:08 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Darrell,
I’ve opened a new wiki called “Farghona”
https://farghona.wikispaces.com/
Why “Farghona”?! you would understand only reading my Welcome speech to all members.
Hi Darrell,
Please, look through and tell me if you liked it, if You want then I’d send an invitation to You to be a member there. It would be great if we would discuss there the Movie UP! Up!
To ALL People,CS For All Ages,50s+ Travelers,
I invite ALL of You!!! to be members at my new wiki.
Your Only posts, discussions,arguings would be a good source for young Uzbek English Learners in/from the FAR Uzbek Province!
Halima

Posted February 20th, 2011 - 10:45 am from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 20th, 2011 - 11:58 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
David,
I have an experience with opening and moderating a ning, wallwisher and a wiki.
As many said,the ning is better for community building and announcing events and the wiki better for archiving resources. The ning can also be used to continue discussions about topics, that come up during the in-world meetings.
I thought that instead of starting another ning/Grouply or yet another wiki, we will combine what we already have.
But I know very exactly and event predict that all nings, wikis are opened very easy, but later, usually in 3 months from their opening time you would be asked to pay for them,therefore all things depend on your pocket...
I opened a wiki Farghona, bcs I've found beforehand some investors who agree to pay for us.
David,
if you like the template of my new wiki, then simply go to:
http://www.wikispaces.com
there is an youtube tutorial,very useful one!
this Teresa Inc got a business with opening as much as possible wikis,calculate: there were more than 300 participants, they MUST tweet about all their activities,only seemingly being educational ones!they all MUST open wikis,very soon they MUST pay for them, at least $20 for each a year .I know that, bcs I got problems with paying for my ning, many did not manage,migrated or been blocked . We have survived. I pay for my ning about $20 a year,bcs there are no chat, no other activities installed.
Halima


Posted February 20th, 2011 - 5:02 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 20th, 2011 - 5:33 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
David,

@" I think we might have a licence for wikispaces but my headteacher didn't like them for some reason" ...
I do not like these wikis too,only participating in that webmasters 2011 obliged me to open it..

Sometimes it is even comic to read like this:
Shaping the Way We Teach English
A message to all members of Shaping the Way We Teach English
Dear Shapers,
This message is to let you know that we have reached capacity on our Ning site for photos and videos. Please:

В

1) Do not add any more photos or videos at this time.

В

2) Make sure you have copies of any photos you may want to save before February 1.

В

We will be cleaning up photos (some may be deleted) after February 1. Limited numbers of photo uploads will be possible once again after the updating of the site, and in accordance with new to-be-announced criteria.

В

Best wishes on behalf of all the Shaping team,

Leslie Opp-Beckman and Rick Rosenberg

Visit Shaping the Way We Teach English at: http://shapingenglish.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
hi David;
I am shure that peope in Australia know where to save their pictures!!!
oh, sigh,
I am in that shaping, there are only 2 webinars left..
Halima


Posted February 21st, 2011 - 2:57 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
David,
I was reminded that on February 22, 23, 24 (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday) there will be an International “Education and Career 2011” Exhibition. At this exhibition students will be able to meet with representatives of different universities and colleges located in the United States, Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Hungary, India, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Malaysia, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Ukraine and other places, as well as find out about exchange programs administered by different organizations.
I am just curios if your uni would be there presented?
Halima

Posted February 21st, 2011 - 6:47 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
salom Darrell,
where are you? At home or traveling like this"

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_k_n1o8KHlLQ/Sx6Gt4XwbZI/AAAAAAAABVk/D6DmhLTAvnM/s1600-h/Up.jpg

am just rereading the message of Tim,asking me :
@"Salom Halima
I hope you are well. Halima, I was just reading Darrell's profile and I noticed you did not write a reference for him. Did you have a problem with Darrell? Why did you not write a reference for him?"
I am still searching for words for YOU, DARRELL,
Halima



Posted February 21st, 2011 - 12:11 pm from Sydney, Australia
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Posted February 21st, 2011 - 2:54 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
David,
the GREEN Tea is always ready!!
but is waiting for You in the capital of Uzbekistan Tashkent
Halima

Posted February 21st, 2011 - 5:37 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted February 21st, 2011 - 5:51 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Oh, Darrell,
I am joking!!?
we just watched again this Up!Up!Analysed modal verbs..

Halima


Posted February 21st, 2011 - 5:59 pm by from Aktash, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Salom Darrell,
we all like this UP!UP!very much..
thank You for bringing good English learning matereials.
We watched it many times,now we understand almost all words, phrases.
Obid

Posted February 21st, 2011 - 6:46 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted February 23rd, 2011 - 12:03 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Salom Darrell,
you can send me to my:
http://www.wallwisher.com/wall/halima
Whatever you want!
Clips,videos,Audiorecordings,pictures,texts,poems, wise sayings ..
It would be so nice to know what is going on in Your country,
Halima

Posted February 23rd, 2011 - 12:28 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
The last days of the February..
Navruz is around the corner!! Very SOON we celebrate the Eastern New Year!
Rustam

Posted February 14th, 2011 - 6:43 am by from Aktash, Uzbekistan (Permalink)

Halima-opa,
I will be not be a POOR UZBEK Student having Teachers like You!
Just open this link and you see/hear here how Gulnosa and me
telling to the wide world about my country.If You did not train Us we NEVER could manage that!!!

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hfit7IDnaglxcWJ6ttKkYZHNwuAlaZpFocuvabn24KM/edit?hl=en&authkey=CNui6m0&pli=1

You told us how Heike, a FANTASTIC TECH WIZARD from Germany supported us!! She tried to switch between Adobe connect pro meeting technique and switched again into Second Life room, where the SL residents enjoyed the beatiful scenes of Uzbekistan.
Really,Westerners are so Different?!
Obid

Posted October 8th, 2011 - 2:11 pm from Saint-Brieuc, France
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Posted October 8th, 2011 - 3:46 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Thank you Annarita.
Just tweeted to my friends:
@"The first 5 weeks 2011 studied hard at TESOL course,but was banned.
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=2164&post=8030679
Why are westerners so unfair to Asian People,especially to Asian Women?
Hi Annarita,
Remarkable that here at Twitter are posting me and our Teacher who taught us Twitter..May be Teresa would read this thread and make some conclusions and would NOT violate People's right for KNOWLEDGE from other countries, other Cultures.
Halima

Posted October 17th, 2011 - 12:48 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
just've tweeted to Steve Wheeler.
Why are Westerners so Different?!How I've acquired up-to-dated ICT enabled educational products/services.
Steve Wheeler,
Web 2.0 researcher, author of The Digital Classroom, Associate Professor of learning technology, international speaker, disruptive activist.
http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com

Posted October 22nd, 2011 - 7:21 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Dear Annarita,
you'd made this thread Up not in vain!!!
Dear AMERICAN CS,
I was informed that my exhibitor session, #227669 "The English speaking Uzbek street in Indian virtual class room.", has been scheduled for 3/29/2012 at 11:00 AM in room 119-A at the TESOL 2012 Convention Cente.The TESOL International Convention and EnglishLanguage Expo will be held 28-31 March, 2012, in Philadelphia,Pennsylvania.
Hi,dear AMERICAN CS,
I am glad that WiZiQ virtual classes would be presented at TESOL,hope that they would attract at other conventions attendees too.
Just tweeted the following to the #TESOL12;
'know many American CS ,just've informed them on possible visit to the USA at my thread couchsurfing.org/group_read.htm… may be can see them F&F'?!

I only wonder if this invitation from TESOL would be enough for issuing/receiving an American entry visa to visit the USA in March 2012?
Halima

Posted November 15th, 2011 - 3:02 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You in 2011.
http://edudemic.com/2011/11/best-web-tools/
only one year earlier this list was like this

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You in 2010
http://edudemic.com/2010/07/the-35-best-web-2-0-classroom-tools-chosen-by-you/
there was an request:
http://edudemic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/chickensalt.jpg

Posted November 15th, 2011 - 3:10 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi dear 50s+ Travellers,
can you find your tools here

Posted November 15th, 2011 - 3:15 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
hi dear 50s+ Travellers,
now compare those 35 with 100 web 2.0 tools,

Posted December 25th, 2011 - 7:58 am by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)

THE YEAR IS OVER..
The NEW Call for Participation is here:

http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/48510148/Call_for_Participation2012
and details about the LT SIG / TESOL session on gamification is here:
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/48526850/Gamification2012
Seen:some new instructors are there, but Mama Teresa is here,
may be this is her constant business?

Posted December 29th, 2011 - 7:04 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
AN INTERESTING ARTICLE:
Are Hispanics America's Next Great STEM Innovators?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/jamesmarshallcrotty/2011/11/22/are-hispanics-americas-next-great-stem-innovators/

Posted December 29th, 2011 - 7:54 pm from Camden, United States
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Posted December 30th, 2011 - 2:14 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Darrel,
the problem is that SPANGLISH PEOPLE:also speaking Both English and Spanish very Quickly caught their benefits,originating,staying in the Silicon Valley,being close to the home of/for all ICT start-ups,and create/promote new educational products/service,among them
teaching English globally upon TESOL brand,but they are hiring only SPANGLISH professionals or English teachers from Spanish speaking countries.It is like the Nepotism,hiring only relatives,class mates,friends and etc..
Therefore this project is not so effective,the same style of teaching,the Q&A technique,the very strong management,they practice,as the result many regions of the globe do and can not participate.
Read here:managed any class,but Class2.0?
http://www.couchsurfing.org/group_read.html?gid=2164&post=10938064
I can organize even the whole group from Uzbekistan ,but WHY and for WHAT?
Halima

Posted December 30th, 2011 - 7:43 pm by from Tashkent, Uzbekistan (Permalink)
Some explanations I found here:
Digital Darwinism: can you respond to change?
http://www.conversionation.net/2011/12/brian-solis-on-digital-darwinism-and-customer-centricity/
Halima

Posted December 31st, 2011 - 2:53 am from Sydney, Australia
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