|Radka, Petra (teachers from Pardobice) |
and Ida and met (from Tabor)
|St. Pieter's College (secondary|
School..not a university)
|Belgium and Czech teachers|
Monday we got up around 8am and since it was Easter Monday, the students were spending the day with their host families. The Belgian teachers had a wonderful day planned for us Czech teachers. They took us to an open air museum called Bokrijk. The place is reserved as how it was in the 14th, 15th century. It reminded me of a Gettysburg re-enactment. The people at this place dress and "live" like they were back in time. We even visited "the little school house."
A man, who we had to address as, "Mr. Josef" played the part of teacher to the tee. We were all sitting or standing as he rang the bell to start the day. He said when he called on us, we had to say, "Yes Sir, Mr. Josef". He had students stand and say their multiplication tables or recite the prayer. He demonstrated how kids would be punished if they mis-behaved...and believe me, I wish we could introduce some of those techniques today.
|Me on an "old" bike...|
luckily I have long legs
|They would put dogs in the wheel and the dog would|
run and run and by running, would make butter...
|bike ride anyone?|
|Belgium's version of goulash and "Belgian French Fries"|
|One sculpture in the Random Forest, and yes that is the|
actual name of the forest
|Train tracks back to Brussels|