World Teachers’ Day

Today is World Teachers’ Day!

It’s interesting that this date was first celebrated the year I and my wife started teaching!

26 years after that first day, we keep on doing our best to help our students grow up as good human beings and develop their liking for learning and developing their skills. And we continue to do so no matter the conditions we’re under! Not even this pandemic stopped us from being on their side, fighting for a better future for humanity.

Happy World Teachers’ Day to all teachers, students and everybody else!

16th century encryption [#100DaysToOffload – Day 5]

Here is an example of an early encryption method still in use today.

Do you think that it isn’t useful today? What if I told you that I’ve already received letters that had been tampered with?! Yes, that’s right! In this XXI century!!! I’ve already received a letter from India that had been cut open and carefully glued back again!!! So, it’s content was read. Had it been wax sealed it wouldn’t have been possible to try to conceal the crime!!!

#100DaysToOffload – A writing challenge! – [Day 3]

#100DaysToOffload is a writing challenge which consists in a call to all those willing to participate to write posts on their blogs, 100 posts in a one year period.

The challenge was designed by Kev Quirk and anyone can join since they like writing and creating. It’s a way for people to focus on their capacity of producing interesting texts rather they focusing mainly in being passive consumers of social media content.

I’ll be participating on the challenge, both with pinheirodeabrantes and Escrito à máquina…, posting on them according the type of content I’ll be posting.

You’re also invited!

Expresso – entrevista: Tiago Brandão Rodrigues Ministro da Educação

Quão diferente vai ser o próximo ano letivo?

O Ministério da Educação definiu um conjunto de medidas para diferentes cenários, em função da situação epidemiológica. O cenário regra é o ensino presencial, com que vamos começar o próximo ano letivo e que é o que todos desejamos. Só passaremos a um regime misto — que compagina a escola presencial com sessões síncronas [aulas online] ou até de trabalho autónomo — ou a um regime não presencial se as autoridades de saúde nos disserem que é preciso fazê-lo num determinado território ou em todo o país.

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