Quando me descobri grávida eu estava começando a dar aulas de inglês para crianças de 4 a 6 anos. Após anos dando aulas para adolescentes e adultos, todos os dias eu enfrentava o novo desafio de me reunir com aqueles pequenos e de me tornar de alguma forma interessante para eles. Não foi fácil! Eu chorei por diversas vezes me dizendo que eu nunca iria conseguir dar aulas para crianças e que deveria desistir.
Então eu decidi fazer o que deveria ter feito antes de enfrentar o desafio: estudar. Ler sobre infância. Sobre o que diziam as pessoas que já faziam o que eu estava tentando fazer. Foi a melhor coisa que fiz. Conhecimento compartilhado é um presente dos tempos para nós. Pus-me então a aprender canções infantis em inglês e a desenvolver jogos com elas. Foi um começo. As crianças começaram a prestar atenção em mim. Continue reading De como a leitura entrou no meio.
Today I want to invite you to explore the world of pictorial narratives where words are left out to open space for YOUR verbal narrative; the narrative of the reader, the watcher, the observer… Kids are very good at it. Adults who have kept their childhood inside them are too. In pictorial narratives what you can see is what you get. Just like in verbal ones. The difference is that in verbal narratives pictures come later. In both cases, your repertoire plays a crucial role.
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Life is the craziest imperative you will have to face until your death. It is the most powerful absurd you will comply with. Be it good or not, light or heavy it’s our mandatory passage to wherever we may go after it. There are beauties to learn and take from it and this beauty may be found in demanding violent, arid situations. Life is about building inner senses, inner self, and a quest for meaning. Continue reading Films to inspire affection
In 2022 we read so many books. Fiction and non-fiction. Adult and children’s books. All of these reading experiences were moments of joy, reflexion and inspiration. This is the first year since I became a mom that I was able to (re)read during the whole year at least one book a month (sometimes more). How good is that? 🙂 Things are coming back on track. … Continue reading 2022 in books
What about teaching English and let kids play with Dadaism and spring flowers? For this lesson we had 3 Topics: body parts (with focus on face), colours; positive expressions: it’s beautiful; it’s different; it’s awesome; it’s good; it’s not bad. New vocabulary: let’s pick some flowers. Step 1: Let’s pick some flowers Step 2: Let’s start the art. Let them draw the faces and bodies … Continue reading DadaKids
Hi! How about getting a bit wild into sports? How many sports can you name. And extreme sports? Have you been doing any sports lately? I have, but at the comfort of home :). The video DisneyPlus and NatGeoTv are launching this new series about extreme places on Earth. Will Smith is invited and it’s just fabulous. It’s called Welcome to Earth. I thought it … Continue reading Extreme sports – upper intermediate
It’s movie and popcorn time! I have made some activities to do with my kids before, while and after our movie time. I’ll let them here so you can download and maybe use them. Hope you have fun. Movie trailer Mes suggestions d’achat sur AmazonFr sont : Christmas Activity Book for Kids et le film All I want for Christmas is you Before watching All … Continue reading All I want fot Christmas…
Enseigner aux enfants est une tâche professionnelle qui doit être soigneusement et sérieusement préparée. Les enfants sont amusants mais ils sont aussi a grand défi dans le sens où ils sont délicats et surprenants. Voici 5 choses importantes à considérer lorsque vous enseignez aux enfants. Continue reading Enseigner aux enfants: ce que j’ai appris.
Topic: social media Conversation strategies: agreeing, disagreeing, stating a point of view, showing doubt, checking understanding Critical thinking: facts and opinions Task 1 A) Let’s talk about your online footprint. What social media and search engine do you know and have used? A digital footprint is a trail of data you create while using the Internet. It includes the websites you visit, emails you send, and … Continue reading Social media – a conversation class
Household chores. Are you those kinds of rare people who love doing chores? I’m not! I think the only thing I’ll love to do is cooking but only on the weekends and not all the weekends. I mean very rarely. 🙂 Here they are the steps to your guided self-learning of the week Self-study: watch the videos for pronunciation and read the text for some … Continue reading Self-learning
Hey guys, how are you doing today? Tell me! Tell me! Are you a foodie? I am. I don’t know how to cook but if there is something I have been learning how to do properly this thing is to eat. I love eating and I do appreciate world food. 🙂 Today’s video will surely help you learn English and culture in a very interesting … Continue reading Self-learning: eating in Europe