Category Archives: Other

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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Here I am, I used to have a home

This post is a report on a recent classroom project we had on refugees with a mixed ability A2+ group of twenty-five 12 year old students. The aims were to build thoughtful awareness, encourage empathy on the issue, foster open-mindedness … Continue reading

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Wake-up call: the true cost of our electronic gadgets

This post is a report on a series of lessons around the topic of consumerism, electronic gadgets, and their impact on Earth. It was sparked when during a course book unit on shopping I asked students “what do you like … Continue reading

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Know-ask-explore-learn: Independent inquiry & project work

We read a short text about Ukraine in our coursebooks. There was a reference in the text that aroused children’s interest and curiosity. It read: A nuclear power plant accident in Chernobyl, in 1986, is still causing serious environmental problems … Continue reading

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