Saturday, 8 November 2014

Czech Republic November 2014

Wonderful visit to Czech Republic with talks in Hradec Kralove and at the Ideas that Work conference in Pzlen. Thanks to the OUP team, teachers and organisers for a great time :)
Link to my FACEBOOK page...keep in touch :)

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Happy Halloween!

The Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers has a wide selection of activities to celebrae Halloween in class :) Enjoy!

Sunday, 12 October 2014

Slovakia Tour

Wonderful tour around Slovakia and I am visiting some exceptional spots! Thanks to Roman, Vaso, Adela, Anna, Greta for all taking such good care of me and for making my trip unforgettable :)
Link to my FACEBOOK page :) 

Thursday, 2 October 2014

Links for Teachers

OUP Global Professional Development
The OUP Global Professional Development site includes links to articles, e-books and other resources for teacher development.

OUP Global Blog
The OUP Global Blog offers articles and practical classroom ideas from authors, editors, teachers and teacher trainers from around the world.

OUP Spain Blog
The OUP Spain Blog has recently changed sites so be sure to bookmark this new page. Find current information on teacher training, publications and webinars for teachers in Spain.

Free Global Webinars
Have you signed up for a webinar? If not, now’s your chance! Webinars give you a chance to receive top-notch teacher training from the comfort of your home or office.

Here you can find links to variety of interesting articles on a wide range of different topics.

OUP Global You Tube Channel
On the Global You Tube channel teachers can watch videos from authors, trainers and teachers as well as videos on new products or on how to use different tools in class.

Parents Site
On the OUP Parents site teachers and parents can find links to coursebooks, articles on how to help with English at home and songs.

OUP Global ELT Facebook page
Go to the page, click on ‘like’ and get information on current events, activities and tendencies in the ELT world. Over 135,000 teachers from around the world are connected here.

Oxford Pre-Primary and Primary Magazine 

Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers

The October issue of the Oxford Pre-primary and Primary Magazine is online Back to school ideas, information on GRETA in Granada, interview with Erika Osvath, support for teachers and parents and much more! Coming mid-month we'll be posting more ideas including our Halloween corner

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Recording videos for the new Great Explorers Teacher's Books :) Thanks to Mara, Mabel and Beagle Productions for a great day :)


Thursday, 3 July 2014

Summer course in La Salle Madrid

Thanks to the students on the summer course for their enthusiastic participation all week :)

Here is the video of our classes :) 

Some useful resources: 

Oxford Parents Site
Oxford Magazine (with Consejos para Padres)
Get Ready for Cambridge Young Learner Exams series (OUP)
My Facebook page
OUP ELT Facebook page
Oxford Owl (readers)

Happy summer holidays!

Saturday, 21 June 2014

Oxford Teachers Academy Serbia 2014

Great couple of days in Belgrade and wonderful teachers :)

Here's a link to my FACEBOOK page (click on LIKE to get updates)

Our final VIDEO is here :) 

And a link to the OXFORD MAGAZINE
(sign up for the newsletter and let me know if you want to PARTICIPATE :) )

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Bilingual Education talks with David Marsh in Madrid

Lovely afternoon in Madrid with David Marsh, Victor Pavon, Isabella Hearn and the teacher training and editorial team from OUP. The new Think! Do! Learn! books look brilliant... I hope teachers like them!
Thanks to teacher who attended for their active participation!
Link to my FACEBOOK page.
Link to the GOING BILINGUAL section of the Oxford Magazine.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

Bulgaria 2014

The Explorers and I on the road in Bulgaria! Link to my FACEBOOK page. Link to the Oxford Magazine page.

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

UPO MEB - Flipped Classroom Homework (April 11th, 2014)

a) Watch the video: What if students don't watch the video? by Katie Gimbar

b) Take notes and try to answer the following questions:

 - What are some ways she ensures students interact with the material? Can you think of any additional ideas?
 - What does she do with students who have come to class and not done the homework?
 - How has this technique motivated learners in her classroom?

c) Reflect: How could you apply this technique to different learning environments?

d) Think of a question to ask your group on this technique or on what can be done with students who don't watch the videos.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Wonderful trip to Italy

Quick trip to Italy to promote Let's Explore! Wonderful teachers, great support from local staff and, of course, fantastic food and beautiful sights to see!!!

Here are some links that might be useful:

a) Nina on FACEBOOK (click 'Like' on the page to join/get updates)

b) Oxford Primary Magazine 

c) OUP ELT on Facebook 

Viva Italia :) 

Macmillan English Author's Page

Author page from the Macmillan website with reference to the workbook I did with them last year...Beyond A2 :)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers

The April issue of the Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers is online! Ideas for Easters, TED Talk on hands-on science, advice for parents and much more! Enjoy!
Link to Nina on FACEBOOK

Monday, 17 March 2014

More Explorers Projects with José A.Terol Richart

José and his students continue to thrill us with their Explorers projects. Apart from the comics and real world projects José has done (see article), he has now done the 'Fallas' at school using Explorers figures/characters. Amazing!! Thanks a million to José and the kids for sharing their work!

More photos on my FACEBOOK page :)

Weekend in Switzerland :)

Training sessions in Bern with lovely teachers! Thanks to Jayne and Courtney for taking great care of me!
Useful links: 
Starting and Ending Lessons, Naomi Moir, OUP 2009

Happy Saint Patrick's Day :)

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

February Webinars

This month I'll be leading two webinars:
Hand-On Learning - February 25th
Fun with Family and Friends - February 26th
Hope to see you there!

Quick trip to Latvia

Thanks to Dace and the teachers in Riga for a lovely time!

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Pre-primary and Primary Course in Santander

Amazing group of teachers in Santander who braved gale force wind, hell and high water to get to the CEP course. Thanks to them, the job is a breeze! And many thanks to Javier Barbero for inviting me to do the course and treating me like a princess :)
Check out the Oxford Magazine for classroom ideas!!!

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Explorers Tour around POLAND (Jan 2014)

Lovely week on the road with the Explorers :)
Link to Facebook page here
Link to the Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary teachers  here