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Happy New (School) Year

happy new school year

“Happy New Year” wishes normally come for everyone around the beginning of January every year. Only if you are a teacher or a student do you appreciate this wish twice a year – early January and early September, when schools start, at least in Greece! And, if you are a teacher, new years always begin in September and last until the end of August, every time! That is when you make sure you have re-arranged your home desk, bookcase and…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on September 4, 2017 at 12:34am — No Comments

BRAGGING ABOUT SHARING

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Dear ELT colleagues,

I am talking to you, who love your job and do it the best way you can! I am talking to you, who do not blog about it, or…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 26, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM – LESSON 2 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Primary School of Sourpi

Primary School of Sourpi

We have started with the intention to shake up things a bit in the English classroom and we did, with …

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments

THE FLIPPED CLASSROOM – LESSON 1 – DEGREES OF ADJECTIVES

Primary School of Sourpi

Primary School of Sourpi

I wish there were words to describe the look on everybody’s faces today (including mine!) during the in-class activities of our first flipped classroom lesson (you can see …

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 9, 2017 at 4:23am — 2 Comments

Learning a Sports Song

All of us, English Language teachers in public Primary Schools of Greece, are familiar with the Sports Song presented in our coursebook, in Unit 2.

English Coursebook - 4th Grade - Sports Song Lyrics

This school year this, normally rather indifferent to the learners, song was taken to a different level with a little bit of…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 8, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK PAGES ON THE PLURAL OF NOUNS

Interactive notebook pages on plural nouns

We have played interactively with the demonstratives and we have also cleared the air among subject/object pronouns and possessive…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:59pm — No Comments

LEARNING SUBJECT/OBJECT PRONOUNS AND POSSESSIVE ADJECTIVES INTERACΤIVELY

Don’t you feel excited when somebody brings you a present you had never expected at all and you could not believe you would like, or need so much? Well, this appears to be accurately descriptive of my current relationship with the interactive notebook approach! It’s like a new colourful, fun-filled toy that everybody likes to play with and you, the teacher who has prepared it, know that it is not just entertaining! It is meant to help others learn in a more engaging, attractive and…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

AN INTERACTIVE NOTEBOOK TO THE RESCUE!

Have you ever had one of those days during which everybody in class has understood the grammar taught (even commented on how easy it has been), but one or some of your learners seem unable to put it into practice, as they do not remember when to use what? Well, in the public school context, cases like that are normally approached during the break, where learners can be guided individulally and introduced to various ways that will assist their learning (graphs that help them remember, course…

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Added by Vivi Hamilou on April 7, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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You have a great lesson planned for today, and the internet is down. Your supervisor is lurking in the doorway, you can just smell the observation coming. What do you do?You teach your kids how to create hyperlinks with just PowerPoint or Google Slides!Here’s my plan.Begin the lesson with having the students create the first slide, a “Table of Contents” sort of slide. Mine looks like this.…See More
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