Category Archives: inspiring

What I learned today pt3

The final session today was focussed on learning styles and preferences. Lighting – dark, small light, whole room lit Seating – at a table, on the floor, lying down, standing up Temperature – warm, cold, hot Sound – silent, music, louder noise All the above affect our learning if conditions aren’t ideal for us. Personally, […]

What I learned today pt2

I’ve already blogged about Thunks and making kids’ brains hurt which were the key ideas in this session. However, a few other things that were interesting. 1. A useful reference for philosophy for kids – SAPERE 2. When we ask questions, we’re not comfortable with leaving silence.  On average, we wait  0.9 sec before filling […]

What I learned today! pt1

I’ve already blogged three times today about the INSET today with Ian Gilbert– twice during the INSET day and once when I returned home. However, I haven’t even scratched the surface! So, here is a summary of the key points I noted from session one. “Nothing is as dangerous as an idea when it’s the […]

UPDATE – ‘TeachMeet styley thingy’ #etwpdw

Thanks to Lidija from Croatia, here are some brief highlights of the ‘TeachMeet styley thingy’ at #etwpdw, showing some of the people about whom I blogged earlier this week. Thanks to eagle eyed @joedale for spotting it!

AQA – Creative and motivational language learning in the primary classroom. Part 2

On Tuesday I was in sunny (yes, it was sunny!) Manchester, delivering my AQA course. Apart from the problems with the internet, I believe a good day was had by all – lunch was once more a highlight! Rather than repeat all the links, can I refer you to my last post where you will […]

Inspiration for Motivation – Top Tips for PLL

Here is the Slidecast of my second presentation from Brighton. Apologies for the audio cutting out before the end – no idea what happened there!  Perhaps the iRiver overheated! Apologies to @wizenedcrone for forgetting her real name – it’s Fiona Joyce!!! And the German site I mentioned was called GenkiGerman. Top tips for the Primary […]

Inspiration for Motivation – You and Youtube

Two weeks after the event I’ve finally got around to editing and synching the audio of my presentations from the Linguascope Conference in Brighton. Here’s the first one – You and Youtube about the use of Youtube and other online video / slideshow sites in the language classroom. You and youtube View more webinars from […]

Things that make my pupils smile #MFLSAT

I normally make Slideshares of my presentations and add the audio for Slidecasts. However, the lovely @eyebeams was UStreaming the MFL Show and Tell from Nottingham today so I’m able to embed the video of my presentation! Hope you find it useful.  Although my pupils are primary aged and some of the ideas are very […]

Podcasting with a Mac.

One of the highlights of the IoW conference was learning how to podcast on a Mac. Not so much for what I learned as to how I was taught and by whom. Don’t get me wrong; it was very exciting learning how to use Garageband to podcast and great fun too. But more important to […]