As I try and recover from the over eating that occurred on a snowy Thanksgiving Holiday I want to take the time to reflect on my past few days. My dear readers, I want to thank you for continuing to read this rambling of a blog, and I want to challenge you to think about what has been running through my mind the past couple of days. My students and I have started examining the evolution of character as well as the evolution of self.
Im Rahmen der 8. Centropa Sommerakademie, die vom 9.-17.7.2014 stattfand, trafen 100 PädagogInnen aus 20 Ländern in Wien, Zagreb und Sarajewo zusammen, um gemeinsam das jüdische Erbe dieser Städte zu erforschen, mit HistorikerInnen und PolitikerInnen zusammenzutreffen und zu diskutieren - und um gemeinsam grenzübergreifende, innovative Lehrmaterialien zu erstellen. Alle Bilder von der Veranstaltung finden Sie hier: https://plus.google.com/photos/112031636679415908770/albums
In June of 2014, a story broke on most providers which could only be described as troubling. Three Israeli teens were kidnapped and killed in the West Bank. Innocents tend to fan flames quite quickly. A detachment of soldiers is shot at, with a few casualties? Not as big of a story; they are soldiers, that is the life they have been fated. But kids... They tend to pull at heartstrings and push people towards rash decisions. One of the articles I read referenced the teens as a 'Franz Ferdinand Moment'. Bring on Centropa CSA 2014.
The big day arrived and the planes had all landed, Wensday July 9th was here and Vienna was the place to be! And now as we sit in Sarajevo Bosnia with over 75 teachers and learning and fellowship are in supply.