Author Archives: Chrysa

Art and creative thinking workshop: looking back

Last weekend I attended the interesting and well-organized 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 … 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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First day at school: “I remember summer” poems

This was the first lesson of the new school year with my 6th grade groups, twelve years old primary school children (A2- level of English). We greeted each other exchanging wishes for a productive and interesting school year ahead. The … Continue reading

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Looking 10×2: Pushing beyond the obvious

In this post I will describe the Looking 10×2 thinking routine. It is a routine that helps learners slow down, concentrate, observe carefully and describe. The routine stems from the Artful Thinking programme, one of the programmes at Project Zero. … Continue reading

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