Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Round-Up: September 23

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Latin Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Patria sua cuique iucundissima (English: To each person, his own fatherland is the most agreeable). You can use the Javascript to include the Latin proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog. Meanwhile, to read a brief essay about this proverb, visit the AudioLatinProverbs.com website.

Greek Proverb of the Day: Today's proverb is Χελώην Πεγάσῳ συγκρίνεις (English: You're comparing a turtle to Pegasus - kind of like mixing apples and oranges). You can use the Javascript to include the Greek proverb of the day automatically each day on your webpage or blog - and each Greek proverb also comes with a Latin version.

Latin Via Fables: I'm presenting the "Barlow Aesop" collection, fable by fable, with my commentary on each. Today's fable is Mus Urbanus et Mus Rusticus, the famous story of the city mouse and the country mouse. Here is Barlow's illustration (you can see the little mice there on the right!):

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Anonymous said...

Dear Sir/Madam,

The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School is a 480 - student middle school that will serve students in the Washington Heights area of New York City (Community School District 6). TEP is currently hiring for teaching positions in Latin. One of the unique aspects of TEP is our teacher's compensation, $125,000, which is part of our philosophy that teacher investment and quality is key to the academic success of students.

In our efforts to increase the applicant pool of Latin teachers applying for teaching positions at TEP, we will like to request that you allow TEP to post our Latin Job posting to the job placement portion of your website and/or your Newsletter or directly to your website. Please let us know if this is possible or alert us as to other options that we may utilize in order to increase our applicant pool for the Latin teacher position. We would really appreciate any help that you may give us.

For your review our Latin Teaching Position Posting is as follows:

$125,000 Salary for Master LATIN Teachers

Earn a $125,000 salary and join a team of master teachers at The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School, recently featured on the front page of the NY Times.

TEP is a new 480-student 5th through 8th grade middle school in the Washington Heights neighborhood of New York City. Applications are now being accepted for teaching positions in Latin, Math, Science, English, Social Studies, Music, and Special Education.

Learn more and apply today at http://www.tepcharter.org/apply.php.

About TEP Charter School

TEP aims to put into practice the central conclusion of a large body of research related to student achievement: teacher quality is the most important school-based factor in the academic success of students, particularly those from low-income families. In singling out teacher quality as the essential lever in educational reform, TEP is uniquely focused on attracting and retaining master teachers. To do so, TEP uses a three-pronged strategy that it terms the 3 R’s: Rigorous Qualifications, Redefined Expectations, & Revolutionary Compensation. For more information, visit us online at www.tepcharter.org.

Once again, we will appreciate any help you may give us and would certainly appreciate if you would allow us to post this announcement to your website.

Thank you.

Laura Gibbs said...

I don't really have an announcements section per se (this is a blog, not a website) - but this really should go to the LatinTeach listserv - if you have not already circulated it there (it is one of those members-only listservs), let me know and I will be glad to submit it there on your behalf.