Monthly Archives: April 2011

What the royal wedding meant for Fushe Kosove

To educate children today, teaching ABC is not enough.  They also have to learn QWERTY.  I remember in one of my first classrooms in a London primary school, 15 years ago, where we had one computer in the room and … Continue reading

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Knowing your place – our first geography lesson

When I went for a meeting in the local school a few weeks ago I looked around carefully to see what our kids were missing out on. In fact, there’s lots we have to be proud of in our bright, … Continue reading

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The other side of life in Kosovo

Old Rob here. (I used to be just ‘Rob’, but now we’ve younger Rob the volunteer teacher, and I got relegated.) I’m guest-blogging – rather like those has-been B-grade actors who occasionally crop up on the daytime cop shows. So, … Continue reading

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Back to school

I’m back! After a week in England I came to Fushe Kosove with fresh eyes. What’s changed? Have the children grown? (in fact I always find that my pupils seem smaller after time away.  They loom so large in my … Continue reading

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A volunteer’s experience

Guest Blogger: Robert Williams Hello everyone. I’m Rob, a volunteer for the Ideas Partnership and English teacher at our Catch-Up Classes “29 Plus”. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been at the classes from day one, watching our dusty, unfurnished … Continue reading

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Taking off

This week I have to be back in the UK for a family party. It feels like a tug – there’s the control freak in me siding with the teacher in wanting to stay in Kosovo and keep coming every … Continue reading

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Flying the nest

Flying the nest Guest Blogger: Laura Sparkes I have been lucky enough to work for The Ideas Partnership during three of its most energetic and active months. The story starts at the end of last year when TIP befriended Agron and … Continue reading

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