Archivo para:octubre, 2014

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” —William Butler Yeats.

Por Debra Gittler. Fecha Oct 27, 2014
Twelve years ago, I used the Yeat’s quote on my application to apply to be a New York Teaching Fellow at New York Public Schools. And next week, I’ll use that same quote to welcome nearly 200 teachers to ConTextos’ Teacher Conference “Lectura y Liderazgo;” Literacy and...

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¿Por qué no gritan?

Por Debra Gittler. Fecha Oct 22, 2014
Hace una semana, Malala Yousafzai fue la persona más joven en la historia del mundo recibir el Premio Nobel. “Los extremistas tienen miedo a los libros…Vamos a coger nuestros libros y bolígrafos. Son nuestra arma más poderosa. Un niño, un profesor, un bolígrafo y un libro pueden cambiar...

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Selling vision versus the truth.

Por Debra Gittler. Fecha Oct 13, 2014
Greg Mortenson, famous for his heroic work establishing schools in Afghanistan through the NGO Central Asia Institution (CAI), as told in his best-selling book Three Cups of Tea, is trying to make a come-back after humiliating press about his poor-use of funds, inaccurate reporting about...

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Why should we care?

Por Debra Gittler. Fecha Oct 7, 2014
The front story on this morning’s New York Times’ website A Smuggled Girl’s Odyssey of False Promises and Fear tells 16-year-old Cecilia’s story. Cecilia, like so many students we serve in ConTextos and reached by our partners at CALee, had family members murdered by the gangs and suffered...

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Talking and writing about universal thoughts

Por Jennifer Coreas. Fecha Oct 2, 2014
Talking and writing about universal thoughts Geovany and Leydi are siblings. They live in Huizucar, and Emilio lives in San José Villanueva. Both cities are rural areas that belong to the state of La Libertad. We met them through a partnership with their University, where they are studying to...

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