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I choose joy

On Sunday I posted the following image on Twitter with the comment I choose joy. I’ve  pondered this post all week and finally found time to write it. It’s provoked by an increasing trend to point out all that is bad in life, and more specifically, education. Whilst I am quite aware that there are a […]

Sketchnoting for beginners #LW2016

Two weeks ago I was packing up pens, pencils, paper  and a flip chart ready to travel to Rugby for Language World and deliver a session on Friday afternoon on Sketchnoting. Today I have finally got around to posting my presentation – apologies for the delay! I hope the slides make sense without my narration. […]

Christmas in Mexico

Want to know about Christmas in Mexico? Here are some useful links: Why Christmas? offers a simple description including key events. Read this article to find out about Christmas in Mexico, including the unique Noche de los rabanos in Oaxaca. Find out about Christmas in Mexico here and then ‘turn the page’ to compare it […]

#ililc5 Show and Tell – song

Here’s my song. This is the favourite song of one of my Y5 classes. A child learnt it on holiday and wanted to share it when he came home. He did and after that, they asked for it each week. So we finish each lesson with it, sometimes going over into lunchtime. Other classes come […]

Come to #ILILC5!

It’s now February so it’s time for the next instalment of the ICT Links into Languages Conference commonly known at #ILILC. Inexplicably pronounced like a symptom of chicken pox, it is the place to be for language teachers. With two days of seminars and workshops plus a Saturday evening Show and Tell, there’s plenty for […]

¡Hola 2015! #nurture1415 #teacher5aday

With 2015 just a few hours away, and having met a (running) goal I set myself in September this afternoon, I thought I’d set myself some goals for the coming year. Equally, I had in mind to contribute to/’join in’ with two initiatives designed to encourage those in education – #nurture1415 and #teacher5aday. 2014 has […]

Día de los Muertos

I had a bit of a pinning session last night on Pinterest and came across some things I thought I’d share. Firstly, some lovely GIFs that are spread throughout the post – great as a ‘greeting’ on the board even if you’re not going to do any more about Día de los Muertos. Next, a […]

El que busca encuentra

Following on from yesterday’s post, I forgot to say that there is a Facebook page for Muy Interesante Junior that has little snippets from the magazine as well as previews of upcoming editions. …and you can follow @MuyInteresante on Twitter for interesting facts in Spanish in 140 characters or less. A regular feature of Muy […]

Señor Brócoli

I love visiting IKEA and wondering around the children’s department as my attention is invariably grabbed by something I think I can use. It’s not often that a  specific lesson is ‘born’ as I browse, however. Meet Señor Brócoli. Our eyes met and I was inspired! I saw his pockets and thought of using him like a food triangle , […]