Tuesday, 27 February 2018

Upcoming workshops and seminars

I have to admit I haven't been very active in the area of of professional development this year. The school year just seems to go by faster each year. However, here are more chances:

Understanding IELTS: Techniques for English Language Tests (webinar)

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Shrove Tuesday

Mmm ... It's Shrove Tuesday again. Time to put on our costumes (yet again! Yay, the perks of being a teacher), eat some more delicious food (not that I need a special reason for that) and have some more fun and engaging lessons in my classroom. 

Here are some Shrove Tuesday activities from my classroom (grades 1 - 9).

Paper doll dress up

Playway to English 1 activities - my students don't have their own textbooks, so I project the materials on my smartboard.

Peppa Pig: Fancy Dress Party (Youtube video)

Mary Glasgow Plus: Pancake Day and Valentine's Day (Culture Crew video & activities)

British Council Teens: Pancake Day (reading comprehension & interactive exercises)

Aaaand a very hungry teacher with a doughnut at the end of the school day. I ate five. Yes, five. No wonder Shrove Tuesday is also called Fat Tuesday.

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

The many faces of a teacher

Teaching is certainly no monotonous job and it doesn't have to be Halloween or Mardi Grass for a teacher to look different than his normal self. Can't tell you how many times I've roamed the school halls wearing silly clothes and paint on my face - and I've managed to venture outside the school walls looking like this on more than one occasion as well! But if you're a true teacher, you learn to make do with curious glances, don't you?

Here are just some of the costumes I've had to put on recently - OK, the last photo isn't technically a costume, but it actually took more guts than roaming the streets of Ljubljana dressed as a witch. :)

Visiting the mines of Mežica, Oct 2018

The Roman Emona field trip, Nov 2018

The Ljubljana ZOO, Nov 2018

My class and our little Christmas party