quinta-feira, 30 de dezembro de 2010

Secret of management

The secret of managing is to keep the guys who hate you away from those who are still undecided.

domingo, 20 de junho de 2010

Assessment, school and payment

'Só me pagam para avaliar trabalhos e dar notas, porque tudo o resto eu gosto de fazer.'

quinta-feira, 29 de abril de 2010

Increasing teacher ICT value sense

Research tends to show that teachers’ opinions do not reveal total consensus in over time gains using ICT (Gooler, Kautzer & Knuth, 2000; Underwood, 2006; Woodbrige, 2004). It is quite common to find results that numerically express teachers complain about the lack of time to explore technology and integrate ICT in classrooms. In fact, in some countries there is a substantial number of teachers, who deny that there is much of a pedagogical advantage on computer use in class (Empirica, 2006). Trying to fight these negative conceptions, we must act in order to help teachers seeing technologies as worthwhile educational tool; something that can bring considerable time saving in medium and long term planning, if efficiently used.

In other hand, we also try to present web tools as something valid for teachers in their daily life. International discourses commonly present ICT competences as “something” that will be good and valid for students, but forget to present it as something also very important for teacher, as professionals, as present citizens, as persons of a world which is quickly and unexpectedly changing

sábado, 17 de abril de 2010

"if we know what we were doing it wouldn't be called Research"

It doesn't mean that research is developed without any clue of what people are looking for, otherwise that would meant that if they found it they weren't able to see it.
But it does mean that there are some parts of the way that you might not be absolutely sure about it, and sometime don't even have the slightous idea.
Reserach should ends and also begins with discovery. And discovering is knowing someting that we didn't knew before our wasn't conscious about, at least, in that particular matter or way.

From Vancouver Airport

Island Vulcano : stuck in Vancouver

I was supposed to flight from Victoria to Vancouver and from there to Frankfurt and from there to Lisbon today, but... There is a Volcano spreading an ash could over Europe. All airports are closed. BIG CRISIES!
When my plain arrived at the Vancouver Airports I try to find Lufthansa Airlines Office, that I know from their Website that was only open from 12h00 to 16h00, but this was what I found.

No one, and some little notes telling passengers to call a Free-call number which keep telling me that “All our services are busy now, please try again later”.I didn’t need them desperately, I truly was fine but it is not how an appropriate way to serve our customers. I would thought that this is when you get all your staff and amplifies your opening hours and also give costumers coffee. And make sure that all your costumers are listen, have their anxieties calmed down. You don’t need to give them solutions, just be there. Be empathic. Give them tea or coffee… Because when crises take place you have the opportunity of make a difference as a business corporation, or not!