All about us – Fantastic feedback

Hola a tod@s,

En algunas regiones de España, muchos profesores llevan casi un curso académico trabajando con All about us.

Estamos muy orgullosos de decir que el “feedback”es fantástico.  Hemos conseguido llegar a nuestro objetivo que era escribir un material que ayuda a los profesores atender a todo su alumnado, tanto los que van mejor como a los niños que necesitan más ayuda.

Muchos profesores y profesoras han dicho que:

  • All about us un libro muy accesible y ayuda afrontar toda la diversidad que tenemos en nuestras aulas.
  • Nos encanta el  tratamiento de la diversidad, su diseño, sus proyectos y la inclusión de niños nativos británicos como protagonistas en el libro.
  • All about us es el libro que más se ajusta a la diversidad y variedad en las aulas de primaria.
  • All about us es el método con más ayuda, muchos recursos y que permite llevar a todo el grupo, atendiendo a la diversidad.

Muchísimas gracias a tod@s por confiar nuevamente en nosotros.

 

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Flipped Learning

Hi everyone,

I’ve been silent for the past two months as I have been travelling a lot doing teacher training for Oxford University Press Italy and Spain.

I had been wanting to do the Certification in Flipped Learning 3.0 for months but hadn’t had the time.  I have just completed Level 2 and have loved every minute.  The key is how to make the most of your face-to-face time with your students and this needs to be active learning, not passive lecture mode.  You can provide micro videos so students can view them at home, as many times as they need to, so that class time can be getting students involved, is certainly a good way of dealing with differention.  Some children may only need to watch videos once at home whilst others can watch them as many times and don’t have to sit around in class time not understanding.

Certificate Level 1Certificate Level 2

Another key point are relationships in the class and how Flipped Learning can improve teacher/student relationship as students see that you care by providing them with the learning situation which is best for them.

This is a very simple view of Flipped Learning.  I encourage all of you to at least try Level 1.

https://learn.flglobal.org/courses/FippedCert-I?ref=a73a59

You could do this in Spanish if you feel happier.

Certificación Flipped Learning Nivel I – II y Certificación para Formadores

 

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Zumbunny gets ready for a Zumbini® Easter

 

 

Zumbunny has this year’s goodies ready!

Aswell as our normal fun Zumbini® songs from ‘Kalino finds the music’, we will be acting out and singing ‘Hop little bunnies’ before we search for Zumbunny’s goodies!

I also love “Spring is here” by the Learning Station for an Easter free song:

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April 22 Earth Day

Check out these 12 activities reviewed on:

https://www.weareteachers.com/meaningful-earth-day-activities/

Children love this story about Michael Recycle, the superheroe who helps towns to clean themselves up with the help of the inhabitants.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O59LAxCLR5Q

 

Jack Johnson has two great songs for Earth Day

The 3Rs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1mFymbRmv4

 

With my own two hands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCsy5Q8cqhI

Love this version with the teacher doing sign language.

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My Zumbini experience

I have been teaching Zumbini® since September 2018 and I have to say that I love it!

As an author of school books for very young learners, I have to say that I really love Zumbini® and the toddlers and parents in my groups are learning English through the songs and dancing.

I really hope Zumbini® takes off in Spain and I am trying my hardest to make it known.

If you don’t know what Zumbini® is, check out this video:

https://youtu.be/7vo2aFQFlEM

Just wish Zumbini® had been out when my son was little!

 

 

 

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International Cat Day 20 February

 

I cannot believe I missed celebrating International Cat Day with my students on 20 February.

Cats are great pets for children as they can easily be involved in caring for their cat.

This website has some good ideas on implicating children in caring for their cat.

https://animalwellnessmagazine.com/teaching-kids-care-cat/

 

Children love interesting facts.  This is a fun video with lots of information.

This is such a cute story of Pete the cat.  “Did Pete cry? Goodness no!”  Children love Pete’s song!

It’s a wonderful message for children.  Enjoy!

All my cats are rescue cats.  This is an important lesson for children also! There are so many rescue animals out there looking for a loving home.

This is Leroy who was dumped at 10 days in the car park of the hardware store, Leroy Merlin (hence the name).

This is the beautiful Fifi, who we found as a tiny kitten on the streets.  She’ll do anything to stop me working!

And 15 year-old Cookie!  She has outlived all the other cats we have ever loved and there have been many! She is the sweetest cat I have ever met!

 

Hope you had a great International Cat day!

 

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Here we are back again…

The original school rhyme goes went: “Here we are back again!  Lots of work and lots of pain!”

I like to think:  “Here we are back again!  Lots to do but lots to gain!”

 

Just thought I’d share this TED video I found which I find really inspiring for the new school year.

Enjoy!

 

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