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Snail Mail from America

October 24, 2012 by


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


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


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 […]