Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Passion for Passion!

Passion is our ground, our island…

Eudora Welty

I have learnt to seek intensity…more of life, a concentrated sense of life…

Nina Berberova, Russian writer

What is passion? It is surely the becoming of a person.

John Boorman, British film director

What makes the engine go? Desire, desire, desire.

Stanley Kunitz, poet

Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things.

Denis Diderot, French philosopher

Professional Development Learning Opportunities...No Matter Where You Live :)

Many international school educators have asked me about professional development opportunities and degree programs, especially those you can access online. I came across the following list (below) which might prove helpful in these types of searches. If you are looking for a study group or guided course of study, I would first search the multitude of rich offerings from The International Reading Association and The National Council of Teachers of English as well as those offered by publishers such as Heinemann and Stenhouse. Wishing you edifying roads on all your journeys!