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Its true.

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Good to know these  :)

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thank you for the information

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thank you for sharing this valuable post!

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Well written  :), mode of happiness varies person to person.

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English / 5 important items for teaching portfolio
« on: September 15, 2015, 05:02:29 PM »
Must-Have Teacher Portfolio Items
Teaching Philosophy:
Your philosophy of education statement is your interpretation of what YOU think teaching and learning means. Included in your statement should be a brief description of how you teach and why you teach that way.
Resume
This is the first glimpse prospective employers get of you, so you better make it stand out. All of the items you list on this document will serve as a catalyst for the rest of your portfolio. Focus on making it look professional and include certification, education, teaching experience,professional goals and related qualifications.
Degree/Certificates/Awards
Although your resume may list your degree, awards and certificates, now is the chance for you to physically show off your accomplishments. In this section of your teaching portfolio, include a copy of your degree, teaching license, awards of honor and specialized training certificates.
Planning Materials
Prospective employers will want to see proof that you know how to prepare lesson plans and teach them. For this section of the portfolio, include a thematic unit along with curriculum standards for each activity.  It's a good idea to include photographs of the students participating in the activities, so the potential employer will be able have a visual of how you taught the lesson.
Additional Materials to Add:
•   Lesson plans
•   Field trips
•   Exam sheets
•   Syllabi
•   Interactive Bulletin Boards
Letters of Recommendation
You have put a lot of hard work and dedication into being a teacher, and now it's time to get credit for it. This section is essential to have in your portfolio because it gives potential employers the opportunity to learn about what kind of teacher you are. Include letters from past employers, college professors and supervisors.
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You need to know / 5 important items for teaching portfolio
« on: September 14, 2015, 09:50:39 AM »
Must-Have Teacher Portfolio Items
Teaching Philosophy:
Your philosophy of education statement is your interpretation of what YOU think teaching and learning means. Included in your statement should be a brief description of how you teach and why you teach that way.
Resume
This is the first glimpse prospective employers get of you, so you better make it stand out. All of the items you list on this document will serve as a catalyst for the rest of your portfolio. Focus on making it look professional and include certification, education, teaching experience,professional goals and related qualifications.
Degree/Certificates/Awards
Although your resume may list your degree, awards and certificates, now is the chance for you to physically show off your accomplishments. In this section of your teaching portfolio, include a copy of your degree, teaching license, awards of honor and specialized training certificates.
Planning Materials
Prospective employers will want to see proof that you know how to prepare lesson plans and teach them. For this section of the portfolio, include a thematic unit along with curriculum standards for each activity.  It's a good idea to include photographs of the students participating in the activities, so the potential employer will be able have a visual of how you taught the lesson.
Additional Materials to Add:
•   Lesson plans
•   Field trips
•   Exam sheets
•   Syllabi
•   Interactive Bulletin Boards
Letters of Recommendation
You have put a lot of hard work and dedication into being a teacher, and now it's time to get credit for it. This section is essential to have in your portfolio because it gives potential employers the opportunity to learn about what kind of teacher you are. Include letters from past employers, college professors and supervisors.
(coll.)

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English / Re: Agree or Disagree?
« on: July 26, 2015, 12:20:30 PM »
 :) exactly

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English / quote 1
« on: July 26, 2015, 12:03:11 PM »
Age appears to be best in four things; old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon

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English / Re: Excerpt from an Interview of SMI
« on: July 22, 2015, 11:33:52 AM »
As far as I know, magic realism was used long before by Begum Rokeya in her writing. But I think SMI was influenced by GGM

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Story, Article & Poetry / Poetry: Urban Experience
« on: July 22, 2015, 11:27:52 AM »
Urban Experience

 It is urbanexperience
When you can’t separate
Faces, old or new
But leave behind
And say, “Keep in touch”.
Yes technology keeps us, touches too.
But can’t remind us how it feels
To say Goodbye.
 
It is urban experience
When you are stuck in traffic
To let your demo-crazy
Sorry, democracy ruler pass,
When you envy or desire
To be a dummy
In an elite showroom.
 
It is urban experience
When a lady leaves her seat
For a mother holding a child
And men on the bus, watching
And feeling safe,
Seated not on “ladies-seat”.
 
It is urban experience,
When you walk beside
The Prime Minister Office
Barefooted, at 10 pm.
Yes, there are police at every point
Not for your security
But for the democracy.
 
It is urban experience,
When you search a place
But get that not by postal address
Advertising billboards or banners
Catch your eyes to names,
Not missing address, unless
You have microscopic eyes.
 
It is urban experience
When you get too much before the wish
Either for heat or raindrops,
As tiny drops land on
And turn into a giant flood.
 
It is urban experience,
When your writing are
Shown in gallery, and
You hardly call it poetry.
But at the end of the day
You selfish mind opens up
And receives something
An experience or  apoetry.
 

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English / Excerpt from an Interview of SMI
« on: July 13, 2015, 12:50:01 PM »
I wrote this note when I was a student of M.A
Excerpt from an Interview of SMI:

I was going through some website for my research purpose.It usurped half of my brain and made that inactive. But I couldn't let myself aside from some interesting pieces whether they are important for me or not. One of that was Prof. Syed Manzoorul Islam's interview on his recent published book "The Merman's Prayer and other Stories". Two things interested me most. One of them is the background anecdote behind the name of the book. As it is published in The Daily Star, Friday, November 8,2013 named "The Deeper the roots, the taller the trees" by  Rifat Munim. I copied a few excerpt as:
"In your stories we see a blending of harsh realities with magical events. Why so?Let me start by giving you an example. There was this time when I was on board a plane from Taipei to Bangkok. The flight failed to find an air corridor due to heavy traffic so it took a tour around the Bay and at one point, the captain, who was perhaps a British man, showed up and told us the waters below were famous for mermaids and if we looked down, may be we’d be able to spot one or two. To my utter surprise, everyone looked down, me included. So every passenger on board was hoping against hope that there might be real mermaids. Iplayed a prank saying, ‘O, there it is!’ and everybody exclaimed, ‘Where? Where?’I said you can’t see the mermaids anymore but maybe there are mermen. A lady from behind said, ‘Hey! What do you mean by mermen? How does one become a merman?’ I said, ‘You just jump into the water, then into the hands of a mermaid and you pray that you become a merman, and that’s it!’ She believed me,saying ‘Wow! Is that how the mermen began in history?’ I said yes, it began in a prayer.So, this is the possibility of your stories because people in real life want to believe in many things and they love those things so intimately that it doesn’t matter whether they really exist or not, because all these dreams andimagination become real in the inner recesses of their mind.
Is thathow you found your title story ‘The Merman’s Prayer and Other Stories’?Well, there’s more to it. I went to Cox’s Bazar. A hotel owner told me, with firm belief, that forty years ago this place was visited by mermaids! He said terrible things occurred if anyone made them cry. One of his friends became paralyzed because he wronged a mermaid. He insisted that if I went to the beach in Teknaf, I might still meet with one or two of them! After that he went to say his prayers, just like that! That shows you that people are willing to believe things. People’s dreams, beliefs, desires are not merely non-existent,may be they remain in a different world than this one we see. It won’t be an exaggeration to say we all live in two worlds, which are entirely different from each other.I believe people always have double lives. There’s no man who does not have dreams, desires, longings which have hardly anything to do with reality.There’s no man who does not want to be child again. And if we really shut these things out, then we deny ourselves the basic conditions of our existence. You have to be a child at times; you have to be a lover in your college life or atleast once in your life, otherwise the world of beauty shuts itself out.Tagore, one of my most favourite writers, understood this very well, the importance of this two-facedness. If you see his self-portraits you’ll notice the deliberate use of black, his faces are simply dark. Why does a sage like Tagore have to portray himself as dark? In my interpretation, it is his otherself he wanted to refer back to, and that other self gave validity to his sage-like self so that he could stand here taking a deep breath and say I exist for this world.".................................
The second thing came to my mind is very interesting or may be it is considered as mere assumption. SMI told about this short story collection that "These stories were written over the last twenty years. I started with a story in Bichitra in 1973, titled ‘Bishal Mrittu‘. It was a very surrealistic kind of story. A famous short story writer read it and said it didn’t make any sense. Then I went to Canada to do my PhD and decided to keep it on hold." Here I got a similarity of him with Gabriel Garcia Marquez's short story Collection "Strange Pilgrims". In the "Prologue: Why Twelve, Why Stories, Why Pilgr4ims" of the book we can see quite a similar story that how Marquez couldn't publish the first draft of his stories.
However, it is plausible that we see the reflection of the Author of our text in syllabus with the teacher who teach that. But it may be  Magical Realism (in my eyes) that the suddenly we find a distinctive similarities in a background history of the creation of literary piece.Hope I will find something more when I finish reading the book "The Merman's Prayer and other stories".

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