Thought for the day

Children are not a distraction

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Something for the start of term

School starts for many of us next week both teachers and children!

Have a little laugh with this little chap!



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Changing Paradigms

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Those of you that follow my blog will know that I am a fan of Ken Robinson and this video will delight you if you like him as much as I do.

If you are on hoilday from school but planning for the new academic year, this will give you food for thought.


creativity is contagious



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Teacher Training Events around Spain


I will be doing some training events with OUP colleagues around Spain starting with Madrid on 29 March.

You can register for these at :

My session is called:

Maximizing their memory

“Use surprise to bring students’ brains to attention. Consider employing the technique of surprise to light up students’ brains and illuminate the pathways to memory storage. Starting a lesson with an unanticipated demonstration or having something new or unusual in a classroom will spark student attention and curiosity.”

Dr. Judy Willis, neurologist and teacher.

Come and discover ways to maximize your primary pupils’ memory and potential.




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Teacher Training Webinar OUP Spain


Hi everyone,

Just in case you haven’t had the information, I will be doing a Webinar on Tuesday 25 March from 18.00 until 19.00.

If you are in Spain, you can register online at:

It’s called “Prioritising your pupils’ potential” and we will be concentrating on strategies for ‘Infantil’ and primary children in First Cycle.

Hope to ‘see’ you there.

All the best


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Festival of fun webinar – 19 November


Hi everyone,

Just to let you know that I will be doing a webinar for OUP on 19 November entitled A Festival of Fun, if you feel like joining me.

You can register on:



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The Imagination Tree – a great website

A friend and colleague, Elisabeth has just sent me this great website: for if you don’t already know it.

I just love the Alphabet Ping Pong Drop!

I always collect kitchen roll tubes.  I just have to go an buy a bag of ping pong balls now!  Thought I may put phonics sounds on the tubes and write words with those sounds on the ping pong balls.

Get your class involved in making and decorating the kitchen roll tubes.

Children love playing with things they have made themselves.

Spending life with children

I love this quote.

I just wish more parents would remember it!

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