Friday, September 4, 2015

Creativity and Culture with Weekend Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #142!

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Wednesday was my last day choosing the videos for the level 5 English "Listening" class at YWAM (Youth With A Mission). Next week the international students will be getting ready for their final exams. Each school term the students can graduate to the next level if their grades and class attendance are good enough. Level 5 is the advanced English class and is the highest level that they can achieve.


The theme this week was "Creativity and Culture." The two videos I showed were "4 Lessons in Creativity" by Julie Burstein - TED Talks - and "How to be Creative" - Off Book - PBS - Digital Studios. I highly recommend both videos for viewing!




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Last Weekend's Post:
Forget what you know.


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Monday, August 31, 2015

Pink Blossoms with #WW #Linky

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Party Linky #157!

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Milkwood Village and Family Picnic


Check out the selection of photos of our time
in Wilderness, South Africa!


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My Weekend Post:
It's All in the Mind
Forget what you know.



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Friday, August 28, 2015

It's All in the Mind with Weekend Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #141!

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Once a week, I have the pleasure of choosing videos for the level 5 English class at YWAM (Youth With A Mission) as I have them for one hour a week for "Listening." The topic this week was, "It's all in the mind."

One of the videos that I chose was from Jacob Barnett on TEDxTeen titled, "Forget what you know," with the subtitle, "The wisdom of not knowing."

Here are a few points that I got from watching this video: 

* Traditional learning does not help us to think for ourselves.

* We learn best when we learn in our own unique way, not accepting everything that is already out there - the straight facts that get told to us.

* We need to stop learning and start thinking in our own unique perspective, which leads to creating.

Check out this fun video by an autistic boy who looks at numbers and problems in his own unique way and be inspired to see things differently!

By the way, the comments below the video have a lot of derogatory statements about how he moves and laughs, but everyone must remember that he is not a typical boy, but an autistic boy who has overcome great obstacles to be speaking in front of an audience. Hasn't everyone seen "Rain Man" the movie?



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My Previous Post:
Wildflowers
We're heading into spring here in South Africa
and wildflowers are popping up everywhere.


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Last Weekend's Post:
Gender Equality
Will our daughters be given the same
opportunities as our sons?


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wildflowers and #WW #Linky

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Party Linky #156!

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Wildflowers are blooming and covering the fields like carpets as the weather is getting warmer in South Africa. These are signs of Spring.






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Bird Watching



Check out the neat selection of photos of our time
Bird Watching in Wilderness, South Africa!


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My Weekend Post:
Gender Equality

Amanda and Samantha


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Gender Equality with Weekend Linky

Welcome to my weekend blog hop -
Make My Saturday Sweet #140!

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I'm one of the listening and pronunciation teachers for several classes at the English Language School in YWAM this term. This week's theme in the Level 5 English Language class was on "Battle of the Sexes." The class is made up of a few men and women from Brazil, Angola and Madagascar. I only see them for one hour a week for their listening class.

Gender equality is a topic close to our hearts. For example, my husband is a big advocate for women in ministry. He spends countless hours on forums and writes blog posts on the topic on Real Church Life.


For my listening class, I chose two excellent YouTube videos. One is about the roles of American women during World War II, "Wartime Rosies," and the other is a speech by Emma Watson at the UN. I don't necessarily condone everything that is said on these two videos, but the message is clear in both of them and that is what I want to leave you with.



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Last Week's Post:
Living in South Africa
My life as an American mom in South Africa


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Now on to my blog hop...

Amanda’s Books and More

It's time for another Make My Saturday Sweet blog hop!

Join me (your host) for this fun and easy hop.
All family friendly blogs are welcome!

If you host your own blog hop(s), then feel free to
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I would love for you to follow me on
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Cats Snuggling with #Linky

Welcome to my Picture Perfect
Party Linky #155!

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Our Cats, Prince and Sheela




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Beside Still Waters



Check out the nice selection of photos of our stay
at Beside Still Waters in Wilderness, South Africa!


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My Weekend Post:
Living in South Africa
My life as an American mom
living in South Africa.



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Come link up your Wordless Wednesday
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