Saturday, February 16, 2019

FEBRUARY AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February is Black History Month and our students loved learning about Dr Martin Luther King’s movement and his “I have a dream” speech.












What is more, we have chosen certain interesting TV shows with accompanying articles, both of which will offer valuable input to our advanced students.

An educational comedy with loads of interesting information about
the heroes of the black race and humanity in general.

Explained series: The racial wealth gap
https://www.vox.com/2018/5/23/17377084/racial-wealth-gap-explained-netflix 

Friday, February 15, 2019

SPREADING LOVE IN OUR CLASSROOMS

These are some of the new Valentine’s Day activities for students of all levels in our school. Discussing the different aspects, force and nature of love was definitely one of the highlights. The healthy snack given to our juniors, with the inscription “I am bananas for you!” was also a great success!











Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Celebrating the International Day of Women in Science (11 February)


On 11 February, we grabbed the learning opportunity generally offered by international days and extensively discussed the reasons why women are a mere minority when it comes to science. Our B2 and C2-level groups were surprised by the statistics, which revealed an alternate reality of inequality, largely disregarded by the public. Our students now have to create a mind map of the ideas contained in the slides and of the additional ones mentioned in class. All our work will culminate into the production of a problem-solution essay in the ECPE format and the sharpening of our students' critical thinking skills.  

We purchased this amazing iBook for our students to explore:
https://www.rachelignotofskydesign.com/women-in-science/ 

Learning so much about women who made a difference
from such beautifully illustrated pages.

Projecting the slides for all the class to see.

Inspiring women's mottos and quotes on our classroom walls. 

Empowering those who need it feels great!


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Friday, February 8, 2019

MARI IS COMING TO OUR SCHOOL!

Our wonderful colleague, Mari Yamauchi, is going to visit our school very soon, with an amazing educational event about to take place. A unique learning experience for our students!



Friday, February 1, 2019

E-FUN-FECTIVE LEARNING!

One more kinaesthetic game for our little ones, aiming to teach and help practice the body and colours word groups as well as enhance the perception of left/right. Learning can easily be both fun and effective!




Another teaching idea: A grammatical time machine connecting the present and the past tense of the verb ‘be’! Combined with lots of Disney videos and kinaesthetic games, this activity resulted in joyful learning for those amazing B junior pupils.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

A LESSON WITH THE B JUNIOR!

A grammatical time machine connecting the present and the past tense of the verb ‘be’! Combined with lots of Disney videos and kinaesthetic games, this activity resulted in joyful learning for those amazing B junior pupils.







Saturday, January 19, 2019

IN THE COMPUTER ROOM

When in the computer room, we absolutely adore all online Cambridge English activities, blogging challenges, online exchanges with our e-pals and using the CD-Roms that accompany our course books, of course. Learning can be so multifarious, intriguing and suspenseful when done appropriately!

Related links on our class blogs:
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