Monthly Archives: Nov 2018

Hello Languages! from bsmall

“As lovers of all things British AND foreign, especially languages, the team at bsmall publishing are leading a crusade to keep foreign language learning alive in the minds of our kids and parents at home.” Thus starts the press release from bsmall publishing, announcing their new series of books entitled Hello Languages.’ I’ve blogged about […]

#SketchnoteFever – the movie!

I promised I’d post all my #sketchnotefever sketchnotes in my previous post. So, with thanks to Adobe Spark Video, here is Lisibo gets #sketchnotefever – the movie! Thanks once more to Sylvia Duckworth for the inspiration and impetus to get practising and challenging myself! I’ve started trying out some new things in recent sketchnotes and […]

TeachPrimary KS2 MFL lesson plan – by me!

A couple of months ago, Clodagh from ALL contacted me and said that Teach Primary were looking for someone to write a primary languages lesson plan for their magazine, and would I be interested? I said yes and last week, the new edition came out, complete with my lesson on p76-77. Free KS2 MFL Lesson […]

Language Show #sketchnoted

I’ve just got back form London and the Language Show at Kensington Olympia. A lovely couple of days catching up with people, finding out about university courses and qualifications for Stevens Junior, visiting stands and learning from others – and then some more catching up with people! Below are sketchnotes of the seminars I attended – […]

Tell me a story! – my session at #PracPed18

My session at #PracPed18 was entitled Tell me a story! You can find the Slideshare below. In it, I shared some ideas about the use of stories and books in the languages classroom. Beginning by discussing why you would use stories, we moved on to choosing books, and then some ideas of how you could use […]

El Día de Conmemoración y la paz.

With 11th November coming up, particularly with the 100th anniversary of Armistice this year, my school has had been planning whole school activities to commemorate Remembrance Day. I like to join in – it’s a good way of keeping Spanish visible and also an opportunity to be creative. With Spain not involved in WW1 or […]

#pracped18 Sketchnotes and reflections

Having participated in the inaugural Practical Pedagogies at International School of Toulouse in 2015 (reflections and sketchnotes, presentation)and then returned there for the second edition #PracPed16 (presentation and sketchnotes), I was over the moon when I was invited to participate in the part three,  this time held in Cologne at St George’s School. This is […]

I’ve got #sketchnotefever

Those of you who follow me on Twitter or have ever met me will know that I like to sketchnote whenever I attend conferences or complete professional development activities. In fact, you’ll find many of them on this website too! Sketchnotes are rich visual notes created from a mix of handwriting, drawings, hand-drawn typography, shapes, and […]