Author Archives: Chrysa

On dignity, respect and racism

The 21st of March is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. We worked with eleven-year-old primary school students on the topic of racism, not only on that day, but also during the following week. Here is an … Continue reading

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How two students playfully understood racism

It happened last week before a teaching session with a group of eleven-year-olds was about to start. This was the second lesson we were to have on the topic of racism. This topic had been triggered by the celebration of … Continue reading

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Art and creative thinking workshop: looking back

Last weekend I attended the Tesol Greece annual convention called Be creative and Inspire. I gave a workshop on art and creative thinking in ELT. We explored how the integrated use of artful stimuli and thinking routines woven around social … Continue reading

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Making meaning: collective concept mapping

It was our first day at school after Christmas break and we all looked a bit numb. There was a mixture of sadness that holidays had ended and happiness to see familiar faces again. We were also a bit tired … Continue reading

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The Potato Eaters and our images of poverty

There was a unit on shopping we were recently working on with my sixth grade primary school students that triggered the idea of showing them Vincent Van Gogh’s “The Potato Eaters” and relating it to poverty. After looking at coursebooks … Continue reading

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The Image in ELT & Integrating global issues

Here are two publications I have been happy to contribute to. Starting from the most recent one: Edited by Kieran Donaghy and Daniel Xerri, The Image in English Language Teaching is  the first publication of the Visual Arts Circle, a … Continue reading

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Children have the right to

This is a post about a fine resource I came across and how we used it in class. It is the  UNICEF’s Cartoons for Children’s Rights series, a treasure chest of a animation spots based on the articles of the … Continue reading

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