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Nov 2014

At the Velvet Revolution

Posted by Townshend in 2014

At the Velvet Revolution
At morning Assembly today, Level II student, Petra Jerabkova, gave a presentation about the public holiday that was celebrated on November 17, marking the 25th anniversary of the peaceful revolution through which the people of the Czech Republic threw off the chains of 45 years of communist rule.  The events in the surrounding those weeks in 1989 marked the acceleration of the fall of communism throughout Eastern Europe.  She described the 750,000 people gathered in Wenceslas Square in Prague, and showed footage of the protests. Mr. Vlasta Klouda, Townshend's enthusiastic Music and German teacher, was one of the people standing in the square on that October 17th in 1989.   Mr. Klouda gave a moving presentation, describing how as a student, he stood with others, hoping for freedom, but uncertain if Soviet tanks would roll in to crush their yearnings.  "For 18 years I lived under the communist regime," he explained.

Nov 2014

Malta Becomes Townshend’s 99th Country!

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Malta Becomes Townshend's 99th Country!
Hanging from the rafters of Townshend International School's Dining Hall are flags from each of the 98 countries from which staff and students hail over the past 22 years.  Today, we added another flag, bringing the total to 99!  Farhad Dargahi, the Boy's Dorm father, presented Mr. Vivek Williams with the flag of Malta, his former home.  Welcome to the Townshend family, Malta!  The dining hall truly is "The Hall of Nations."

Nov 2014

Technology, Education, and Townshend

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Technology, Education, and Townshend
  Staff of Townshend International School gathered for two hours on Friday after school to learn from one another on practical uses of technology and internet-based tools for learning and teaching. The session was kicked off by our School Director, Vivek Williams (who, by the way, holds a Master's degree Educational Administration and Technology) and who is currently teaching Level II Chemistry. His presentation was followed by one from Mrs. Shirin Sabri who teaches English Literature, Mr. Robert Setchell who teaches many of the History courses, Mr. Stepan Kovar our ESL expert, and Mr. Rumi Palsha, our newest staff member who is teaching ESL, English, History, and Civics. It was a lively session, with the presenters showing websites that were of practical use to teachers and students. Faculty members followed along on their laptops. The tools that were presented will collectively enhance the teaching methods of our staff, and enhance learning of the students. The staff enjoyed the opportunity to learn from the experts from amongst them.   (Photo Credit:  Creative Commons Attribution)  
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