Sunday, 22 November 2015


Ideas and activities for Thanksgiving!

Monday, 16 November 2015

International Bilingual Education Conference in Cordoba

Conference information
Teaching CLIL: Classroom Benefits
British Council article on CLIL
Link to Nina's FACEBOOK page
Going Bilingual section of the Oxford Magazine for Pre-Primary and Primary Teachers
Register for Oxford Seminars and Webinars
Oxford Parents site
Oxford Read and Discover non-fiction series
OUP Global ELT on Facebook
Master de Enseñanza Bilingüe en la Universidad de Pablo Olavide, Sevilla
Think! Do! Learn series (OUP CLIL Primary)
ESO series for CLIL (OUP)
Hey Science Teachers, Make it Fun! (TED - Tyler DeWitt)
Sample Ready-to-Go material


Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Creative Juices - Session Summary

SUMMARY from the session on Creativity from the Arenas Symposium in Gran Canaria (October 2015).

Thanks to Laly and her team :)

Link to my professional page on FACEBOOK.

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

OTA Algeria completed!!

 Well done to everyone!!! Special thanks to BBC School and Whadhah Cherifi for everything!

More pictures on:  #‎OTA_ALG_SEP_15‬

Whadhad has copies of the end of course video for those who want it! Shokran team! 

Hope to keep in touch on on LIKE to get updates :)

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Algeria - September 2015

Doing an OTA seminar in Alger, Algeria. Everything is exceptionally organised by Ouadhah and the managers at BBC School. Teachers are lovely and participative!

Here are some links that might be useful:
BBC School Facebook page
My professional page of Facebook (articles, links, events)
Oxford Teachers' Academy video
Family and Friends Phonics Flashcards online
Explorers series from OUP
Readers series from OUP (video)
Oxford Primary Magazine (if you would like to write an article or be interviewed, let me know :)) 

Thursday, 17 September 2015

Welcome back after the summer holidays :)

Here are some useful links:
- Back to school ideas 
- OUP Global page on Facebook  (information on articles and webinars)
- My page on Facebook

Good luck getting back into the swing of things :)

Monday, 8 June 2015

Back to Egypt

Great to be back in Egypt and to see colleagues and teachers :)
 Links for teachers: 

21st Century Skills 

Oxford Primary Magazine 

Nina's professional Facebook page

Sir Ken Robinson on Creativity (TED video)

Oxford Discover Videos and additional information 

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

UPO MEB - Flipped Classroom Homework (for Thursday May 14th)

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?

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Back to Bulgaria

Another great OUP Day in Sofia. Thanks to Milena, 'Teddy' and Ina for all their hard work and to the enthusiastic teachers. Great to see Gareth Davies again :)

Handout from the session on my FACEBOOK page (click on LIKE to get updates)

Get ideas for class from the Oxford Magazine

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Italy 2015

Back in Italy for a whirlwind tour from south to north..:Catania, Naples, Rome, Verona and Modena...then off to Sofia, Bulgaria for the OUP event there :) Non-stop!

Some links for teachers:
Oxford Magazine
Oxford Parents in Italian
Oxford ELT on Facebook
Two minute teacher tips (Explorers)
Mixed levels development in Explorers
My professional page on Facebook
Mount Etna, Sicily

Friday, 27 March 2015

Explorers series - Values

A short video from the Oxford University Press ELT You Tube page on how to teach values in class through the Explorers series.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Morocco 2015

Wonderful to be back in Morocco again :) Trip from north to south ... Fez, Casablanca, Rabat, Marrakesh and Agadir. Great to see Paddy Shortt again and thanks to Hicham and the Librerie Nacional team for taking care of me!
Oxford Global Blog
Oxford Parents Site 
Oxford Magazine

Sunday, 22 March 2015

Teaching Grade 4

Video teaching a Grade 4 class in Seville in December 2014.
We worked on introductions, personal information, favourites and numbers.
The kids (and teachers) were great.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Apps for learning English

 11 apps for young learners to practice their English

Check out additional ideas for teaching English to young learners in the Oxford Magazine.

More ideas on my Facebook page :)

Easter Activities

Here comes the Easter Bunny....enjoy these activities with your young learners :)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Senegal 2015

Thank you to Hakan, the school directors and the WONDERFUL teachers for their participation, enthusiasm and support in Senegal.

Link to my FACEBOOK page here.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Dancing English!

Do you like using songs in class? Check out the Dancing English website where you'll find songs, animated worksheets, instructions for actions with songs and FREE worksheets to use with your students

As it says on the webpage:
Dancing English is super-fun music for primary-age children, created to teach English language skills through both music and meaningful movement. Simple to teach and learn, but super fun to sing and dance to! 

Congrats to Dani for his project!

Monday, 5 January 2015


Happy New Year and all the best for 2015!

Did you make resolutions this year?