A "close encounter to the Third Kind", that could be the impressions people might have received during the first meeting of my grade 8 kids this morning with students of the same age from the "Born To Excel - Success Motivation Center", Muttar, District of Kerala, India.
Promissing to tell their partners about themselves and their lifes students from both sides started with staring, viewing, joking, but telling nothing, asking nothing, just greet them with a shy "Hello". After the teachers of both countries, Prof. Joseph and I, started communication first some students took heart and made the first step into the right direction.
After a few minutes the connection was closed down with the aim to reconnect very soon after the ice has been broken.
Some short view into the session can be seen here: Born to Excel in Germany