miércoles, 22 de marzo de 2017

Graduation Speeches 2017. Day 2

Tuesday 21st was Day 2 of the Graduation Speeches -  starred by MIB, `Men In Black´

Andrés introduced Mario and José. The audience loved him.

Samuel presented Carlos

And Miguel was the last speaker

A big thank you to the audience - and to the teachers who allowed you to cut classes to go and listen to your classmates and friends

lunes, 20 de marzo de 2017

Caring About The Environment

What do you do to care about the environment? Can you imagine any ways to reduce trash in your life? In this video, You Can Live Without Producing Trash, you will see a woman from New York explain how she tries to live a more sustainable, simple lifestyle trying to do it; in fact, over the past two years, Lauren Singer has produced only enough trash to fill a small jar.

Click on the subtitles to follow her explanations

domingo, 19 de marzo de 2017

Graduation Speeches 2017. Day 1

Last Friday we listened to the first graduation speeches this year; Andrea, Erlinda, Felipe and Paula were the speakers. They were presented by Amaia, Daniel, Lucía and Paula.

Lucía presented Erlinda

Amaia presented Paula

(And Paula loved listening to her presentation!)

Paula presented Felipe

And absent-minded Daniel presented Andrea

Andrea was so moved by Daniel´s presentation  that she had to dry her tears a couple of times during her speech.

And a big thank you to the speakers and to the audience.... going without the break to attend the speeches is something that I really appreciate.

miércoles, 15 de marzo de 2017

martes, 14 de marzo de 2017

Food For Thought

  • Have a look at the photos below 
  • Describe what you see: find similitudes and differences
  • Read the story
  • What lesson can you learn from this anecdote?

lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

Describing Physical Appearance

Watch this video, prompted by a  conditional sentence, to learn some vocabulary for descriptions of physical appearance, 

If Trump can´t act like a president, he could at least dress like one


Thanks to Esther Martínez for the link!

jueves, 9 de marzo de 2017

If Students Designed Their Own Schools...

How to reform education for the 21st century... maybe letting students design their own schools?

If you could design your own school, what would it be like? 

Watch the video to learn about an actual experiment, The Independent Project: a group of students gets to create their own school-within-a-school and they learn only what they want to learn.

These are some of the things that come out in the video:

* self-directed learning ( are students able to teach themselves?)
* what´s the role of the teacher?
* who decides what´s good work?
* independent freedom and thinking
* what tangible benefits do you see?
* different types of learning
* no assigned work / no tests
* learning becomes a group activity / peer support
* the ownership of students over their learning
* what happens to students who suffer from dyslexia?

You may choose subtitles for the video in English or Spanish


miércoles, 8 de marzo de 2017

IWD 2017

Why do we celebrate IWD? Click here and browse, I´m sure you will find it out

Sometimes we have to take inequality with some humour, like Ellen DeGeneres does in this video talking about `Bic´s Pen for Her´

And here is some food for thought, how come we do not know the names of important women inventors?

Thanks to Antonio for the link!

domingo, 5 de marzo de 2017

How to Memorize a Speech

How to Memorize a Speech
Courtesy of:

viernes, 3 de marzo de 2017

Chewing Gum And Pollution

Do you know how harmful chewing gum is to the environment?

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