zaterdag 23 oktober 2010
'Stallie, doe iets!'
-I am back!
-I am a wreck!
-I am totally wrapped into Turkish education and culture!
-I am feeling VERY COLD after the sunny Turkish weather I felt down on my skin!
-I am sure that education is for a sure an universal right!
-I am able to open a door of a toilet for colleagues when they feel a bit lost! 'Stallie, doe iets!'
-I am about to get used to being offered candy and eau de cologne poured on my hands when I enter a public building!
-I am believing in the fact that education is a kind of art.
-I am still keen on men wearing suits and ties!
-I am totally 'zen' because of a certain hidden treasure that was located in the basement of our lovely hotel!
-I am happy to have a toilet that is bit more sophisticated.
-I am envious of Turkish schools who can afford 'Cleverboards'! ;-))
-I am still very fond of Turkish delight and kebab!
-I am aware of the fact that a good teacher manages to do more with less!
-I am still convinced that education never ends!
-I am still a person with a disasterous morning temper!! Sorry, in case you were a victim!
-I am to admire in certain Facebook photo albums made by minors!
-I am still smiling when I remember being dragged into a school's kitchen to kiss the cook! And this by a very nice and smiling Turkish teacher (I did not knew what he was saying and where he was taking me!) dressed in a nice suit!
-I am in full admiration for an average busdriver on Turkish roads!
-I am not good at speaking Turkish! Unless the words sound a bit like Dutch: Oto (auto), polic (politie), vitrin (vitrinekast)
-I am missing the sound of the crickets before dozzing asleep in my very nice hotel room! The sounds an average mosque produces around 6 am I don't miss at all!
-I am still impressed with the many daring educational adventures I got to see out there!
-I am not sure that I already know enough about ASD to make a difference in my own classroom! But at least I keep trying like most of the people I have met!
-I am now into Turkish music thanks to a last minute buy at Izmir International Airport.
-I am very grateful that I got to go along and made some new educational friends!
-I am going to have a smile on my face the next time when I see blue plastic shoe covers.
-I am still translating signs, posters, conversations, etc. into English/Dutch!
-I am not a big fan of Turkish killer coffee and therefor cuddled her Nespresso machine when she arrived home!
-I am sure that Turkey is trying very hard and hopes that this will last!
-I am about to fill out my first lotery ticket in order to get some extra funding for one of the educational dream I had the last few days!
I am looking forward to hearing some different music and having a hamburger in the company of my beloved colleagues!! Let us have a party! Don't be surpised to find out that I leave behind a trail of eau de cologne and humming Turkish songs!
P.S: Ajda Pekkan is the lucky Turkish pop queen I do now own a CD of. 'Vitrin' (showcase!) reminds me a bit of the feelings I experienced when we got of the bus for the next visit and faced our curious hosts! We were checked out, observed and photographed by many! ;-))