Preparing for an Exam- Do’s and Don’ts

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Most of you have probably seen this picture pop up on the web from time to time – a picture which is highly exaggerated and out of proportion, by the way. Regardless, how many of us have felt like this during a test?

In this article, we won’t debate the effectiveness of tests or question what the best way to assess a student’s skills or knowledge is. Tests are here to stay and whether we like it or not, we have to comply with this designated method of evaluation. Nonetheless, what is the best way to prepare for one?

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How to Handle School Bullying

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Have you ever been bullied at school? The answer, whether one likes to admit it or not is ‘yes’. School bullying is the most common form of violence students experience today. Most students admit to being bullied at least once per week, while other cases are more frequent – some on a daily basis.

What’s made matters even worse, is the increased accessibility to the Internet and the affordability of technology, offering bullies even greater tools to harass their victims. ‘Cyber-bullying’, as it is now known, has contributed even further, to the suicide of multiple children.

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The Sunday Migrant School of Athens

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On a beautiful Sunday morning, I drive to an old ordinary building in a suburb of Athens. I exit the car only to hear the sweet voices of children playing outside. As I approach them with books in my arms, one of my students wraps herself around me. Then another and before you know it, all of them surround me as I’m gasping for air while my heart beats with love and joy to see my sweet darlings once again.

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Two Hundred Scholarships for Refugees in Greece

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The U.S. Embassy in Athens, in collaboration with Deree – The American College of Greece, the American College of Thessaloniki – Anatolia College, and Perrotis College – American Farm School, announces the program “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” that will provide higher education scholarships to 100 eligible refugees in Athens, and 100 in Thessaloniki.

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Let’s Get Things Rolling…

370 SunsetI think it’s time we got acquainted. My name is Katherine and I’m an English Teacher, an Author and  a volunteer at the Immigrant/Refugee School of Athens. I love reading books, watching films and walking barefoot on the beach. One of the things I can’t live without are my students. They always make me smile and I feel privileged to be by their side.

I give speeches and lectures at Universities, Colleges and NGOs concerning Human Rights. As my father once told me, ‘Every human being, was born to a mother. We are all equal’. Truer words have never been spoken. See you around, we have a lot of things to talk about.

Love,

Katherine