GAME-BASED LEARNING IN THE ENGLISH CLASSROOM

Playing games in a classroom¬†¬†is something that many of us have been implementing for years or decades with surely outstanding results in terms of motivation and language acquisition. But, what about using Games as a learning method while teaching subjects such as History, Literacy or Arts in the English classroom? Actually the game I’m about … Continue reading

SPECIAL NEEDS IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

How to deal with Special needs in the bilingual classroom? What to do in order to ensure that all students have the same opportunity to grow and increase their learning experience? A situation that turns out to be challenging even in a context in which all or most students learn in their own language. Here … Continue reading

LEGOLAND PARK ZARAGOZA: Students taking over

Legoland Park Zaragoza is a genuine PBL project that combines active methodologies with the teaching & learning of the English language in a bilingual classroom. It also provides young children with the amazing experience of implementing robotics and using social media within a meaningful context. The project allows students to show great motivation through all … Continue reading

BILINGUAL EDUCATION TRAINING: WHO NEEDS CLIL ?

Once again I had the great pleasure to run a 3-day training course in Milan with Italian Primary teachers coming from different bilingual schools in the region as the main protagonists. I have to confess that it was a fantastic challenge for me to show some of the work I do as a Bilingual teacher … Continue reading

STUDENTS AS TEACHERS THROUGH SHOW & TELL SESSIONS IN THE BILINGUAL CLASSROOM

All those teachers who have ever implemented this classroom practice successfully would agree that show and tell activities provide countless opportunities for both fun and learning. These sessions let students share their experiences and introduce children to the different perceptions, environments and interests of their fellow classmates. And what’s more, it can be a very … Continue reading

TRAINING TEACHERS ON BILINGUAL EDUCATION- MILAN 2012

Last week I had the great pleasure to run a 2-day training course in Milan ( Italy) on Bilingual education projects. The aim for me as a trainer was pretty clear since I started to prepare my presentations and work to be done during the training course; I just needed to offer good ideas and … Continue reading

Assessment For Learning

How do teachers assess the progress of pupils’ work?  Do they always consider that pupils learn more efficiently when they are  in the centre of the teaching & learning process? Traditional teachers give importance to the teaching part of the process , ignoring how pupils learn best. They don’t accept that pupils should take part … Continue reading