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Snail Mail from America

October 24, 2012 by

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The look on my students’ faces when the director enters through our classroom door and states my name is one of curiosity. As Jamal, the director, doesn’t speak a single English word, it is rare to see the two of us conversing. Perhaps even more rare is Jamal’s frequency in pulling teachers from class. The […]

TED Comes to Georgia

February 9, 2012 by

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For those of you unfamiliar with TED, do yourself a favor and take a moment to peruse their website.  TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, and Design and touts itself as promoting “Ideas Worth Spreading.”  Recently, TEDx was created to give local communities a chance to organize TED events of their own.  Hundreds of such events […]

Ministry News: Georgia and Great Britain

November 16, 2011 by

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As the headline goes, “Mr. Dimitri Shashkini met the Minister of State for Schools of Great Britain.” I tend to find the news feed on the MES website fairly boring, but every once in a while there’s an article that, if you look closely, bears really interesting fruit. First of all, this article says that […]