Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Thought for the day: Hillel, the great Hebrew sage of the millennium, was approached by a young man. The youth said he would convert and follow Hillel if the Rabbi could explain his religion to him while he stood on one leg.
Hillel responded: “That which is hateful to you do not do to your neighbor. All the rest is commentary”.

Dick read the journal at the breakfast meeting. The day’s program was given to us and we headed to the University. Our class went well. We did role playing, discussed the American education system, and JK did an extensive presentation on effective teaching methods. The other groups did not discuss their sessions with us, but we gathered the impression that their classes went well. Baoli distributed the syllabus for the rest of the program at lunch.

Following lunch we returned to the University. The combined classes were gathered in a conference room. Baoli gave a very effective power point presentation on GV and the concept of volunteerism. Then each team member spoke about their own roles as volunteers.

The students were asked to ask questions. They were reluctant to participate at first. But when given the opportunity to submit their questions in writing they were very responsive and a number of very good question were turned in.

We returned to the hotel at 5:00. A full and satisfying day.

– Bob

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