Quote of the Day

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

~ Albert Einstein

Vacancy at Frankfurt International School

Posted 8 June 2016

Applications are invited for the following position:

►        Full time Teacher Assistant for Upper School to work with small groups of students offering additional support effective 1 August 2016 until 31 July 2017

Applications should be in writing and directed to Daniel Cowan with copy to Rita De La Cruz within seven working days of this notice.

Rita De La Cruz
Human Resources Manager

Frankfurt International School
Tel.:         +49 (0) 6171-2024478
Mobile:    +49 (0)172-7602097
www.fis.edu

 

Vacancy at Frankfurt International School

Posted 3 June 2016:

Applications are invited for the following positions:

►        Activities Director/Assistant to the Athletic Director effective 1 August 2016

►        Temporary Elementary bi-lingual teacher (German/English) effective 1 August 2016 until 31 July 2017 to replace a teacher on a special assignment

►        Temporary Elementary Classroom teacher effective 1 August 2016 until 9 February 2017 parental leave replacement

Applications should be in writing and directed to Will Moncrief for the Activities Director and to  Peter Baker for the ES openings with copy to Rita De La Cruz within seven working days of this notice.

Rita De La Cruz
Human Resources Manager

Frankfurt International School
An der Waldlust 15
61440 Oberursel, Germany
Mobile:    +49 (0)172-7602097
Fax.:        +49 (0) 6171-2024384

Old German Handwriting in the Classroom

This Old German cursive was taught in most German schools from 1915 – 1941.

To create a modern handwriting script, now known as the Sütterlinschrift (Old German hand), the graphic artist Ludwig Sütterlin was commissioned by the Prussian Ministry of Science in 1911.

When the Nazi Party banned Sütterlin, it was replaced it with Latin-type letters. However, many German speakers, such as the generation before me, had been taught only Sütterlin and therefore continued to use it well into the post-war period.

In 3rd grade, we had to learn Sütterlin, a mandatory part our our education. I’m very glad I learned it, because later in life, I was able to decipher old postcards, my father’s documents, and so much more.

I found this Deutsche Schrift (Old German writings) teaching supply at a private flea market in Oberursel the other day. It had come from an elementary school in Oestrich-Winkel (near Rüdesheim), where the seller’s father had worked as the Hausmeister (maintenance man) for many years. When the archives had to be cleared, he was given permission to take this one home.

Now I’ve got it hanging at my place of work.

Deutsche Schrift in der Grundschule

Deutsche Schrift in der Grundschule

Hessische Lehrmittel (Hessian teaching material), rolled up, with yellowed paper on the back

Schriftrolle

 

Quote of the Day

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.

– according to William A. Ward

Frankfurt/Main

Frankfurt/Main – photo credit: Frank Rumpenhorst