I used this lesson plan in all my classes on Valentine’s week and it was such a great success I’m considering establishing a Love Day every month!
Since I discovered Super Simple Learning a few years ago, I’m addicted to it. Their teaching methods, their simplicity, their games and their passion are inspiring.
I usually use this lesson plan with kids between 4 and 7, in small groups of two or three or even in a one-to-one class. I last used it early this week with two Spanish kids, Juan and Lola (6 and 4). As always, it was a great success! It covers an hour class and this is how it goes.
As my students loves using my iPad, I wanted to find an app that was not only fun, but also educational, so the class—and their parents’ money—wouldn’t be wasted. Rocket Speller Plus by Little Big Thinkers saved me. No matter the age, all my young students love this app! They have fun and work on their reading without even realising it.
Grammar Girl has just reminded me of one of the most important rules of writing. Sadly enough, it’s the exact opposite of what they teach you in schools.
While looking for a good read to recommend to a student of mine, I ran again into the introduction of “Crazy English” by Richard Lederer. Although some of it might sound outdated, it always makes me smile and reminds me why I love English so much.
Here it is.
A very interesting TED talk by a very inspiring teacher, John Hunter, who invented the World Peace Game.
I teach mostly adults in my classroom, because classes with kids always take place at their houses. I wanted my classroom to look professional and welcoming, but at the same time colourful and fun.
Truth be told, when it came to furnish and decorate my classroom it didn’t hurt that my husband is a very talented designer with an amazing taste for beauty 😉
This is what we came up with.
This is my beautiful special-edition Enclavia notebook. I hand one out to every new student, together with an Enclavia folder.
A few months ago, I got myself an iPad and was very determined to introduce it in my day-to-day teaching.
Well, I think I succeeded! Today, I use my iPad for most of my teaching and in many different ways (although, sometimes I still have to rely on photocopies).
L’altro giorno, leggendo un articolo di benessere, mi sono imbattuta in un curioso consiglio per la cura delle mani che mi ha fatto pensare. Ma si dice il palmo della mano o la palma della mano?
This is one of those things in the Italian language that either you’re a native speaker or you’ll struggle with.
Sometimes, native people use grammar rules correctly without even knowing they’re grammar rules—they just come natural to them. To answer this question, I myself had to look it up in my old grammar books.