Think Pair Share THINK PAIR SHARE Think-Pair-Shar­e als Grundstruktur kooperativen Lernens kann in jedem Unterricht, umgesetzt werden. Durch die Kombination aus individuellem Lernen (Think), dem Dialog (Pair) und Kooperativem Lernen (Share), werden individuelle Lernwege ermöglicht, ohne den sozialen Zusammenhalt und die Lerngemeinschaf­t einer Klasse durch Überindividuali­si­erung und damit Isolation, zu zerstören.1 Es besteht eine gelungene Mischung aus Differenzierung und Inklusion Think: Einzelarbeit (Allein-/Stilla­rbe­it):…
Personal Project: Sewing a denim pair of shorts By: Grade 10 Supervisor: Daniel Cooper Copenhagen International School Table of content: Introduction...­.3-­5.... The goal.....3-5.. Selection of sources........­.6-­11.. Application of information....­...­12-13 Achieving the goal...........­14-­15 Reflection on learning.......­.16­-17 Bibliography...­...­..18 Appendices.....­...­.19-23 The aim/goal of my personal project was after 3 months of researching, learning and practicing I would…
My diary journal: Au pair in New York - Silver Bay Class - 3 weeks of my diary as an Au Pair
My daily journal
This is my first entry of my daily journal for the Silver Bay Class. I gonna now write everyday for 3 weeks a little bit about my days here in america. About my experiences and how those affected my thinking, acting and my view about things.
I am already over 10 month here in america. I arrived on the 17th August 2009 in New York city. There we (au pairs form all over the world) got picked up and were brought to the au pair training school in the state of New York. I was surprised how many other au pairs were there. A total of 264 form over 16 counties. The most from germany.
What my fear of not being abel to communicate reduces. In this 4 days I was overwhelmed with feelings, as excitement finally to meet my hostfamilie, sadness to leave my family and friends back and fear of not had make the right decision. But now, at the end of my year, I can tell honestly that it was the best decision I could have made.
The first day in my host family was unlike. Branda, my host mom, picked me up at the bus station and we drove home. Yes! That would be my home for the next year. Everyone else was out so I had time to make myself confabulate in my room. The first coming together with my kids, Jack and Iris, was something. They just turned 2 when I arrived but Jack just run to me and gave me a big hug.
He was so exited to meet me. Probably just as much I was to meet him. Iris was a bit shy and kept a bit distance.
But since that day they be dear in my heart and I can not imagine to leave them. Thats gonna be one of my hardest doings.
In first weeks went by fast and I got used to the life as an au pair. When I arrived I expected a cultural shock. Everyone told me that america is something. Its way different than germany and so on. But honestly could not see that. Maybe on of the reasons is that I life now in the boston area. Of course there were differences with I still dislike.
Like the appalling road conditions and that in every store somebody ask how you are. But on the other hand I can not really imagine go back to germany. I kind a feel like in a daydream here. Everything is so easy here. You do not really have responsibilities as an au pair, except of the kids. You are just doing what you want, you meet so many people, you have the possibility to travel around and just enjoy your life.
As a german in america. I made good and also bad experiences with that. If you tell americans that you are german they always, really always know someone from germany or been there. But they have always a story to tell. Once I told a guy in a store that I am from germany the only thing he could relate was “Hitler”. I think thats pretty sad that people are so ignorant.
I know the National Socialism is a huge part of germans history. But still there is more than just that. And I refused to talk further with him. But that was probably the only negative event. I am still surprised that germany, as small is maybe is, plays such a big role over here. Its almost impossible that one day went by without that germany is mentioned in the .....[read full text]
And in the evening the Jazz clubs opening their doors. I am not a big musician but I was just pure-bred from the band. The bars are not big, but thats whats so great about it. The band is staying always for few more drinks there so you can talk with them. The day was awesome.
We just enjoyed today New Orleans. The thing I noticed about this city is that people are drinking a lot. And they start to drink early in the morning and they drink and drive. And you see a lot of homeless people. I know boston for example has as many poop people but you do not see them in the center. Thats also makes me think about the hurricane Katrina form 2005. How horrible is “sturm” for the people was and still is.
So many people lost their homes and even worse their loved ones. It makes you think how happy you actually are.
On my flight back home form my vocation I met a very interesting person. Michael. He is from Italy and is sharing my passion for traveling. We talked a lot about things we want to do or to see in our life's. For example diving in the great barrier reef or a backpack tour true India and walk on the great wall from china and a lot more.
There are so many things I want to see. And I think I made the first step with my au pair year here in the USA. I hope I will have the possibility to see as much a.....
It is a nice to imagine to be proud for your country. As german its hard to be that because of our history. Even if the dark age of our history is over 60 years ago. We and the others think it is still inappropriate. I hope sincerely that will change one day.
Electricity. The americans really do not save any electricity. In my hostfamilies home are some lights with nobody turns out. Or the fan is running in summer and in winter. The air conditioning in some houses is so cold that you need a sweater. The price for electricity is so low you do not really feel a difference if you save but with the global warming it is just responsible to save.
You are saving for the hole world and not just for yourself. I think that the germans are much more aware about this than here.
I had yesterday a diction with my hostdad about college. In germany you do not pay a lot for it. Just around just around 1600 dollar a year and that is nothing compared with what you pay here in america. To graduate form collage you pay up to 250 thousand dollar. Just was much as for a house. So the most parents start to safe for their kids when they are born.
I can not imagine how people are feeling when they have 3 or more children. Of course there are programs like scholarships but you have to be one of the best to get some. So I am kind a relieved .....