jueves, 17 de octubre de 2013

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


Every October, 17th since 1993 the United Nations observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This day tries to promote people's awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide, also in the place we live.

What can we do to fight against poverty and combat hunger?

This year Norba Bilingual Section students want to take real action. Every student is invited to donate food for the Food Bank in Cáceres.




COLUMBUS DAY


In October people celebrate Columbus Day in the USA. See how much you know about Columbus solving this Columbus Quiz.

domingo, 13 de octubre de 2013

INTERVIEW WITH MALALA

Our English teacher María Cortés sent this interview with Malala. Listen to her talking about the importance of education.

miércoles, 9 de octubre de 2013

UNESCO WORLD TEACHERS' DAY





In October UNESCO celebrates World Teachers' Day. This year we want to say THANK YOU to those teachers who helped us bloom, or inspired us, or even changed our lives.
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World Teachers' Day 2013: A Call for teachers!
“A Call for Teachers!” is the slogan of World Teachers’ Day 2013 (5 October), which UNESCO is celebrating along with its partners, the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNDP, UNICEF and Education International (EI).  
Since teachers are the most powerful force for equity, access and quality education, a call for teachers means calling for quality education for all.  
 Quality education offers hope and the promise of a better standard of living. There is no stronger foundation for lasting peace and sustainable development than a quality education provided by well trained, valued, supported and motivated teachers.
 
 
Teachers’ professional knowledge and skills are the most important factor for quality education. This World Teachers’ Day, we call for teachers to receive stronger training upfront and continual professional development and support..  

       Irina Bokova, UNESCO Director-General

Why a call for teachers?

Because there is a huge shortage of professional, well-trained and well-supported teachers to achieve better quality education. The challenge of recruiting teachers does not lie just in the numbers, but in the provision of quality teachers. Far too often teachers remain under-qualified, poorly paid and with low status.
At UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, the focus of the 2013 World Teachers’ Day celebration on 4 October will be on tackling the teacher gap, barriers to better quality education and teachers’ role in developing globally-minded citizens.