Zdzisław Kaczyński
22 Mar 2011, 21:33
Aniu i Łukaszu,
z ogromnym zainteresowaniem czekam na tłumaczenie książki.
Po tak intensywnej pracy należy się Wam wypoczynek - czy macie w tym temacie jakieś plany?

Anna Krzemińska-Kaczyńska
23 Mar 2011, 23:58
Dear Teachers, Students and all Visitors,
Thank you for taking your time to browse through my website and read the Book. Indeed, you are more than welcome to share your experiences on the TEA Program and teaching with us here.
We also look forward to your opinion on our collaborative work.
Best regards,
awardee, editor, TEA Fellow 2010 (Spring)

p.s. Above my comment, there is a question about Polish version of the book. . . Well, I will work on that in my spare time. :))
Marine Asatryan
24 Mar 2011, 05:51
this is amazing work,that you have done here,thank you so much
24 Mar 2011, 07:48

Bardzo Ci gratuluję. Cieszę się, że mogłam poczytać efekty Twojej cięzkiej pracy:)

Ania P
24 Mar 2011, 11:56
Dear Annia,

Congratulations for such a GREAT job! It is awesome. Thanks for letting me be part of this AMAZING book! It is so interesting to learn about each TEA teacher's reality.

Congratulations again,

Karla de Cruz
24 Mar 2011, 20:24
Awesome!!! My dear Annia, there is no doubt about the impact TEA has done on TEA fellows.Congratulation! The effort you have made on it is incomparable!!!

Hooray for you!!!
Modou Mbaye
25 Mar 2011, 14:02
Congratulations Annia and thank you for making me part of this project!
Best regards
Saliou Sarr
25 Mar 2011, 15:47
Great job! thank you for allowing me to write on this amazing book.
Best Wishes
Rita Banerjee
25 Mar 2011, 21:35
Creditable effort, dear Anna. Bravo!! Rita, India
Islim Deniz
25 Mar 2011, 21:36
That's great and appreciable! Congrats!
Ulugbek Abdurazkov
26 Mar 2011, 12:10
Thank you for such of great work. I really appreciate it. You did fabulous job!!!

TEA 2007
Ulugbek Abdurazkov - Kazakhstan
26 Mar 2011, 15:09
Dear Anna,

Through your efforts to be an excellent teacher, you have created an international bridge; now our students can see into classrooms all over the globe. Congratulations on fine work!

Rita Banerjee
26 Mar 2011, 15:33
Well done Anna, Your sincerity and perseverance has paid off!
Anastasia McNulty
26 Mar 2011, 18:04
What a great job! You are a true leader and a very inspiring educator! What an awesome idea to bring all these stories together!
Guillermo LopezOssa
27 Mar 2011, 01:25
This is a great testimony of how TEA program transform lifes of educators all around the world. Luckily, I am one of those. A TEAcher´s life change for good of her/his own and her/his students and communities. Congratulations to Anna. Worth the effort!!! Love, peace and happiness for all.
Amy Ahearn
28 Mar 2011, 21:59

This book is really impressive! Thanks for sharing.


Mariam Bedraoui
29 Mar 2011, 13:56
Dear Anna,

Thank you for sharing. This is an inspiring work.

Kate Czarniak
29 Mar 2011, 15:22
Anna, great job! Congratulations on completing your project.
Tanya Madjarova
30 Mar 2011, 13:29
Dear Anna,

Am still reading the ebook you have compiled and must say it is an impressive piece of work. I admire your idea and the huge amount of work you have invested in accomplishing this 'gem' within a relatively short time - informative, interesting and insightful! Congrats to you and your team. Right now I particularly relate to the US teacher exchange visit essays as I have recently had a similar visit by two teachers to my school - you and your visiting teachers thoughts/reflections are giving me ideas about processing and sharing our own experiences.

Keep up the good work and thank you!

Sunitha Nair
30 Mar 2011, 21:17
Hi Anna,

You have really inspired me.



ILEP 2010
Kate Czarniak
31 Mar 2011, 21:14
Hi Anna,

This project is such a good example of innovative virtual collaboration, and the content really speaks to the TEA program’s impact on secondary education around the world. Well done!

Nuraini Ibrahim
02 Apr 2011, 14:44
hi Anna

I didn't finish reading it yet. But it's amazing idea. You did a great work.

Nino Sekhniashvili
09 Apr 2011, 19:33
Congratulations Anna!You have done really a great job.The book will be a good guide for future TEA participants.

11 Apr 2011, 18:34
Hello Anna,
Your book is really inspiring It is really interesting to read about the great TEA experience and ways it makes people grow. Your students' projects are also great examples of how much we can do in our local communities. It was a great idea to gather so many teachers and I'm sure there will be a sequel and every volume would go places!
Fotima Rafikova
19 Apr 2011, 17:05
Dear Anna ! I read a book which was created by you and other TEA Fellows I was impressed It's really a wobderful and difficult work but you managed to do it . Thank you very much for all your effort. Reading a book I remember my best days in the US . I can't express all my feeling but as for me it's really valuable book for all of US TEA Alumnies!

All the best Fotima
23 Apr 2011, 08:36
Dear Anna,
I am eager to read your book, but I fail to download it. I press Book download button but it doesn't work. What can I do?
Anna Krzeminska-Kaczynska
23 Apr 2011, 14:46
Dear Gulmira, thank you for your eagerness to read the book. With the right button of the mouse, click on the DOWNLOAD, then choose -SAVE AS- and save on your disck. Once you read We will be happy to read your comments, Enjoy the read. Regards, Anna
27 Apr 2011, 20:12
Hi Anna,
Thank you for the book.It's really a good present.I've read the online version,but the book is different.I'd like to congratulate on publishing it.Once again,I admit that you've done a great job. I'm still happy that you managed and realized your ideas.I wish you good luck and success in future.
Guillermo LopezOssa
28 Apr 2011, 01:42
Thans so much for the books. I will contact Sandra to send hers. It is great to read it . I will prepare some lessons with it.
You make me feel proud of you.
17 May 2011, 19:26
Dear Anna,I received the book.It's a good idea,thanks a lot to those who participated in the project.I've never doubt about your personality as a creative ,intelligent and a progressive one.Again,thank you!!!!
Shannon Lovett
18 May 2011, 18:56
Hi Anna,
I was elated to find the finished book in my school mailbox last Friday. It looks amazing and I am SO impresseed with all of the hard work that everyone put into it. You must also be SO proud of yourself. You had a great idea and saw the project through with great pride.

I am so happy to have been a part of the book and to have met you last year. You are such an inspiration to teachers to continue to work toward best practices for our students while improving ourselves. You brought all of us together for this collaborative project and I think this book will continue to bring teachers together and help so many students.

You continue to inspire me to challenge myself and do more to help others! :-)

Congrats again,

Tim Bayne
18 May 2011, 18:57
Nice job on the book. I am very impressed. Thank you for the two copies. I have read the whole book and I enjoyed it very much.Tim
nana tatiashvili
04 Jun 2011, 17:59
My dear Anne.
It's really great work.
You are very clever and active..This book is really great source for all teachers to get information of experiences,learning and sharing ideas which they gained in the USA.
After reading this book every reader will value once again the importance of our profession,many things depends on we conduct the lesson and create the best environment for uor students.
I think this book will encourage the other teachers to apply for the TEA program.
Sure you will have many good new ideas in the future.
Mariam Bedraoui
07 Feb 2012, 20:54
Book Review

Coming across occasional alumni teachers’ recollections of their best moments and understandings in an exchange program may refresh some old memories and motivate some other aspirations for a future chance to have access to a similar experience. Yet, hearing about the experience from different international voices can have a deeper impact. Going through a collection of reflections produced by an international group of alumni teachers and expert educators thrusts one into the unlimited scope of the exchange experience and allows real possibilities of sharing its instructional outcomes. Such is the force of Images of International TEA Teachers and their Students, a book edited by Anna Krzeminska-Kaczynska, a Polish 2010 TEA alumnus, and written by her international colleague participants and their American professors and mentors. Bringing together these diverse backgrounds and perspectives, the book offers a rounded picture of an international network of educators probing new ways of improving students’ learning in their different world classrooms.
Leafing over the reflections of international teachers – who come from Armania, Bangladesh, Colombia, El Salvador, Georgia, Peru, India, Poland, Russia, Senegal – one cannot help hearing their different English accents over dinner gatherings, feeling their commitments in the micro-teaching sessions and sensing their enthusiasm over their project group works. One also gets strong visualizations of different world classrooms in Bangladesh, Senegal, Peru and Poland, and appreciates the teachers’ persistent concerns about how to sustain success among their home students. The teachers’ reports about both their university coursework and school internship reveal their newly-picked faiths in project work, service learning, differentiated instruction and alternative assessment as potential methods and strategies to bring innovation and creativity into their classrooms.
References to particular instances of students’ work enabled and fostered by the application of some of these teaching practices in home classrooms builds up confidence in the pay-offs of international interaction and cooperation in educational issues. The correspondences launched between the Peruvian, Russian and American students suggest the readiness of the 21st Century students to go global. The impressive reports of Polish students about the service experiences related to the geography class testify to the considerable personal growth that students can achieve when their school work and community engagement are bridged together into one learning- friendly environment. Another remarkable student activity reported from Poland is the engagement of urban students, whose English language level is relatively advanced, in training their rural peers to develop their English language through a summer camp program. This was one of the projects funded by the small grants projects, which IREX offers for both TEA and ILEP alumni so as to share their expertise with their home colleagues and students.
These images of striving teachers and students are accompanied by sound theoretical support. Three American professors and mentors contribute to the collection with lucid articles on general methodological issues. Charles A. Morgan shares a detailed day-to day unit plan of how to help students develop their geographical literacy and analysis skills. Delwyn L. Harnisch and Shannon Cooley-Lovett outline in highly understandable ways the important connections between the major aspects of instruction – teaching, assessment and evaluation— and generously expounds on them by providing hands-on strategies and practical tips to help teachers find their ways in the implementation process. This theoretical review is fittingly rounded out by Terence Janicki’s focus on the techniques of drafting professional action plans and on the skills needed to put these plans into effect.
Some American teachers contributed also with their actual presence and active participation in invigorating international classrooms. Fruitful connections and enriching interactions seem to have taken place during the visit of two US teachers to two different Polish high schools in Krakow, as they report in their contributions to the book. Over a two weeks’ sojourn, they had the chance to share their educational concerns and practices with different subjects teachers during workshop sessions and sometimes even in the aftermath informal talks. They were also immersed in the students’ work, which at a certain time took one of the teachers down to the street to observe how the students were conducting interviews for their survey task. Students’ dynamism and initiative spirit were also communicated through the video project conducted by three American students about their school to be shared by their teacher with the Polish host students. The sojourn is reported to have been a great experience with an impressive impact on the visiting teachers’ visions. Besides their reinforced confidence in the in young learners’ abilities to creatively face the challenges of their time, both teachers emphasize the need for American curricula to incorporate more global perspectives and extend the students’ interests beyond national borders.
Teachers, either in America or any other part of the world, have little chance to develop their teaching philosophies when kept constantly within the walls of their classroom. International exchange experiences of such a sort as reported in Images of International TEA Teachers and their Students provides teachers with vital opportunities to grow and help their learners thrive both as local and global citizens. And books of such a sort do a great favour by documenting these educational enterprises and catching the energy of wonderful persons dedicated to learning and collaboration.

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