Learning a language without an acoustic model

I used the charts developed by Laurence Howells from https://www.allmylanguages.com/ to provide a demo of the Silent Way to teachers attending the CEESA Assessment Summit in Oct 2019 at the Anglo-American School of Sofia in Bulgaria.The session sparked interest and curiosity by elevating students’ creative and natural self-discovery capacities. We reflected on the pedagogical aspects … Continue reading Learning a language without an acoustic model

Authentic learning opportunities are everywhere!

Whether children are unschooled, homeschooled, on holidays, doing distance learning…. or not, they all have plenty of learning opportunities around them. What do you see? According to you, what learnings might occur just by engaging children in cooking? What might children UNDERSTAND (concepts) and be able to DO (skills)?

PYP Unit Planner – French Phase 1-2

I have created 3 PYP unit planners that you might be interested in looking at if you are a PYP Language Acquisition teacher: Unit planners for PYP2-3-4-5


What is the difference between Inter / Trans / Multi / -disciplinary? In their article “Multidisciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity in health research, services, education and policy: 1. Definitions, objectives, and evidence of effectiveness “, Choi and Pak (2006) share analogies for the different terms and I found this so easy to understand and remember: Interdisciplinary is a … Continue reading Inter-Trans-Multi-Disciplinary…

My experience with CBE

My experience in personalizing learning through the use of Competency Based Education (CBE) revolves around knowing my student’s learner profile (strengths, interests, aspirations, needs, IEP if any, and any relevant standardized test scores), being flexible with their learning pace (some learners are engaged in completely different tasks within the same class), and collecting learning evidence … Continue reading My experience with CBE