Fourhundred and thirty-eighth åsic- Billy Elliot- The Musical #Londonfrossa

Yesterday I was at Victoria Palace Theatre watching an incredibly well directed and well performed show. The Musical Billy Elliot is about a young boy from the mine districts in England, who is pushed by his father to join the local boxing club, but instead ends up taking ballet lessons. The musical has two different stories in one, as the setting is the miner’s strike from 1985 and Billy’s father is active in the strike.

Apart from a lot of singing and dancing on a magnificant level, the overall impression is that the two main characters, two young boys are extraordinary in their performances respectively. Talent and hard work may be the answer to why these two young boys show such high standard in both singing, dancing and performing in their speaking acts. Being a teacher, I can’t help but wondering how they manage their schooldays and what kind of lives they lead if they are up late every evening performing! The musical is amazing. There are so many acts that are beyond every expectation. The whole ensemble are very well rehearsed together and there are no mistakes made whatsoever. Every line is set, every song they sing are in tune and not just that, but amazingly well sung! I’m so impressed! ❤

Billy Elliot the show

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Twohundred and thirty-fifth Asic- Billy Elliot- The Musical

Yesterday I was at Victoria Palace Theatre watching an incredibly well directed and well performed show. The Musical Billy Elliot is about a young boy from the mine districts in England, who is pushed by his father to join the local boxing club, but instead ends up taking ballet lessons. The musical has two different stories in one, as the setting is the miner’s strike from 1985 and Billy’s father is active in the strike.

Apart from a lot of singing and dancing on a magnificant level, the overall impression is that the two main characters, two young boys are extraordinary in their performances respectively. Talent and hard work may be the answer to why these two young boys show such high standard in both singing, dancing and performing in their speaking acts. Being a teacher, I can’t help but wondering how they manage their schooldays and what kind of lives they lead if they are up late every evening performing! The musical is amazing. There are so many acts that are beyond every expectation. The whole ensemble are very well rehearsed together and there are no mistakes made whatsoever. Every line is set, every song they sing are in tune and not just that, but amazingly well sung! I’m so impressed! ❤

Billy Elliot the show

One hundred and thirtyninth åsic- A New Year Brings New Ideas

Let’s hope the headline for this Åsic is true! I believe it is. SO far, a new year has meant a brand new start to so many things in my working life as a teacher, that I dare to hope for 2015 to be likewise.

change-4-1imepyc.jpg (640×655)A few times my start off in January after relaxing days off during Christmas Holidays has meant a completely new setting with either new students or a new school to work in. Sometimes I have even changed level in the Swedish education system. After 23 years as a teacher I have experienced the changes of curricula on a state level a couple of times. I have also decided for myself to start teaching a new subject and thus I have needed to focus on learning, for instance by getting university grades in that subject. No matter what kind of changes I have experienced as a teacher, they all seem to have had a lot of things in common, if a whole school or a group of teachers are involved.

What first might be a challenging struggle where everyone is interested and engaged, might turn into a nightmare where all fight for their own ideas. But it may also be a very good opportunity for teachers to listen to each other and share ideas to define or develop the main idea together. Different viewpoints or ideas for solutions need to be negotiated and exposed to the whole group, in order to go on to the next level of change. This ciritical point in the group process is where many teachers and for that matter, principals, tend to give up, instead of forcing themselves to ride through the storm and realize that there will be a calm sea on the other side of whatever the problem might be.

To some extent changes are difficult to deal with and steal a lot of energy before everything is settled, but in a way I always know that there will be many advantages in the end if I just go on. It is interesting to note how different teachers think when our little world of education in the local school is to be changed. If you like to read about a certain example from my own teaching, then please read the next åsic, #one hundred and fortieth åsic. Education on a general level is a change in itself. I agree completely with the quote below:

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The Swedish Government will still find difficulties in getting the message of change through since the oppositional parties in the Swedish Parliament (Riksdagen)are reluctant to give up their ideas of education management. Although representatives for all political parties in the Riksdagen except Swedish Democrats (SD) came to a mutual agreement for passing minority governments’ ideas through the Riksdagen, we might still have to wait another four years for any kind of major change for teachers and students in Sweden. But hey, let’s find new ways together!

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Åserier vad är det?

 

Ett åseri är en text skriven av Åsa, men i övrigt kan åserier vara väldigt olika, både till sin utformning och innehåll. Åseriet kunde kanske kallas kåseri, om inte författaren varit Åsa. Åseriet är en tanke, en mening eller en uppdiktad historia, ett minne från en svunnen tid eller en plan över en önskvärd framtid. Men minst lika ofta är åseriet en dikt eller en alliteration som kommenterar något. Åserierna är sinsemellan olika, men de är alla numrerade. Du kan antingen söka bland åserierna med hjälp av en av kategorierna, eller leta i kalendern om du vet när det publicerades eller söka med hjälp av ett sökord du vet att texten handlar om. Under ”På svenska” hittar du också kategorier som hjälper dig att hitta texter. Välkommen! 🙂

An åsic is a text written by Åsa, but that is really the only thing that one single åsic has in common with another. The åsic is a thought, a sentence, an invented story. Sometime the åsic is a memory from long ago or a plan or wish for the future. But just as often the åsic is a poem or an alliteration commenting on something. All the åsics are different, but they are numbered and can be read with reference to different topics. Most åsics are written in Swedish and if you miss translation of any of them, please let me know and I rewrite the åsic in English for you. For your convenience you can just as well read åsic as asic. You can search for åsics with tags or categories or choose a date in the calendar. You can also check the link ”In English” for suggested categories and blogposts. Enjoy! 🙂Lövgluggen i Gävle

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