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Tell about your involvement in education, and your ideals for collegial sharing
I just think that education is nonsense if we don't give the opportunity for our students to open their eyes to the global world, with the awareness of the Beauty and the Misery of our world. Internet can help us to open the eyes, but technology is just then means, not the goal... Let me share with you these verses writen by a palestinian poetess:
If you want to know me,
Me, the stranger
Watch carefully your pupils.
Your look will find me in spite of you
in your look.
Mayy Ziyada (1895-1941) مي زيادة
About Me:
I'm French but internationalist, i'm European but citizen of the World. I teach History and Geography at Manosque, Provence, France ;,i have one lovely son, Theo, 8 years old. I was also teacher in Liberia and in Saudi Arabia, so i know very well Africa and Middle East.

Poets' Spring in Manosque... Sharing Poetry

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Why children today write more and better than their parents ? ICT and Litteracy

Okay this post is in french but the links to Clive Thompson's article and to Andrea Lunford's research are in english... Maybe it is interesting for you to read them...

Cet article doit beaucoup à Clive Thompson : sa réflexion publiée sur le site Wired dont j'ai traduit de larges morceaux à l'intérieur de ce post, m'a fait découvrir l'étude scientifique qui sert d'armature à cet… Continue

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 3:28am

Today is my birthday

Today is my birthday. I'm 44. It means that i have spent 40 years of my life, around 16 000 days, into various schools, first as student, then as teacher. But I wasn't an ordinary student because i hated the walls of my schools, and i'm not an ordinary teacher because i continue to hate the walls of the schools... I'm teaching in a public middle school in South of France, Provence... I like it, i need to talk every day with my students. I teach… Continue

Posted on October 12, 2008 at 7:52pm — 6 Comments

Sharing Poetry 2 - Jean de la Fontaine (1621-1695) - The Lion and The Rat - Tribute to Laura G. and... Aesopus

This is the voice of my son, 8 years old very soon !


L e Lion et le Rat

Il faut, autant qu'on peut, obliger tout le monde :

On a souvent besoin d'un plus petit que soi.

De cette vérité deux Fables feront foi,

Tant la chose en preuves abonde.

Entre les pattes d'un Lion

Un Rat sortit de terre assez à l'étourdie.

Le Roi des animaux, en cette occasion,

Montra ce qu'il était, et… Continue

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 5:02pm — 2 Comments

Sharing Poetry 1. Is it the way Men live. Léo Ferré and Louis Aragon

I like this poem, i like this song so i give you my own performance a capella.

Original singer and coposer: Léo Ferré - Original poem from Louis Aragon.

I would like that some members find me in a book the translation of this wonderful poem...


Est-ce ainsi que les hommes vivent

Tout est… Continue

Posted on February 23, 2008 at 12:14pm — 1 Comment

Alda Merini (1931- ) - Bambino (Voki italian poem with french and english translation)

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italiano - français - english


Bambino, se trovi l'aquilone della tua fantasia

legalo con l'intelligenza del cuore.

Vedrai sorgere giardini incantati

e tua madre diventerà una pianta

che ti coprirà con le sue foglie.

Fa delle tue mani due bianche colombe

che portino la pace ovunque

e l'ordine delle cose.

Ma… Continue

Posted on February 21, 2008 at 9:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 9:36am on April 15, 2009, Laura Gibbs said…
Hello Vincent! The wonderful fellow in England who has done a Latin course in podcast form is now doing the same course Latin-French. I know you are in touch with some Classics folks there in France - you might help spread the word! Evan's online Latin materials are really astounding!
FROM EVAN MILLNER: I have now started to record the French-Latin version of the Latinum podcast.
It can be found here:
I am not francophone, so my accent is a bit thick, and, so I am told it sounds rustic....but the point isn't the French, but the Latin.
Ten lessons are online so far. This will take me much, much less time to do than the Adler course, as it is bare-bones. The supplementary material is all on Latinum.
I am using Ollendorffs original 1846 course, which I own a copy of, with Adler's version open at the same time, as Adler gives many different versions of the Latin, with much more variation.
At 8:49am on December 24, 2008, Or-Tal Kiriati said…
Great videos you posted on Connie's discussion. I was looking for them later on the video section and couldn't find them... looks like you enjoyed your trip!
At 7:38pm on December 23, 2008, COMPAORE Abdramane said…
Bonjour Vincent,

J'ai été invité par Or-Tal Kiriati .

Merci de ton accueil

At 8:17am on December 23, 2008, Rasinta Eveline said…
Hello Vincent,
Thank you. Merry Christmas and Happy new year, too. I won't forget it. Those webs inspire my teaching a lot. I never stop studying and learning from you and another person such you...once again thank you to help me to reach this world and show it to my students..
At 3:18pm on October 12, 2008, Connie Weber said…
Hi Vincent,
How are you? Hope all is well where you are. I put up some pictures of the local countryside, which you say look like a part of France... How are the seasons there? Do you have a dramatic show of fall colors?

I don't know which messages you are writing about. Give me more information and I'll try to find them.
At 11:40am on April 17, 2008, Ed Jones said…
Hey, Vincent,
My interests and my time seem to have parted ways!

Did you have a particular thing you wanted me to look at? I always love to add good examples of good new media objects to my blog. (Alas, the blog has fallen behind lately as we work to get the Fireside community up to speed on the issues of inner city education; do the computer programming I should have the cash to pay someone else to do, build a park system someone else should be doing, and still get a paycheck!)

I love it that the Internet and things like Current TV have made global awareness so much more than dry news and the odd PBS documentary.
At 2:11pm on March 21, 2008, Andrew said…
I would love to hear more ideas about a cross-cultural project.
Let me know what you have in mind. This sounds exciting..

At 6:38pm on March 13, 2008, Conny Weber said…
bonjour vincent, or better bon nuit because it's already midnight here in good old europe. my french is only good enough to order a meal or ask for the bill, so I'm afraid we'll have to communicate in english. but I#m also glad to find another european soul in here:-)
At 1:55am on March 4, 2008, Or-Tal Kiriati said…
Actually the Russian page is aimed at helping new immigrants to Israel. Parents are sometimes having trouble coping with Hebrew info and we want to give them a page where parents can run discussions, ask questions and get info in their mother tongue.
At 4:42pm on March 3, 2008, Or-Tal Kiriati said…
Thanks for the comment!
Not planning to translate it any time soon - however if you do browse you might be able to view kids' projects pictures.
A russian page will be uploaded soon, I hope...

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