First Bullet Journal Set-up

I have seen a lot of people posting amazing layouts from their Bullet Journal, but hadn’t seriously considering trying it until I read about how many people had found the process of creating it a stress-relief, with the added bonus of having all the to-do lists in one place instead of all over the place!…

Multilingual flashcard: I have a cold!

Unfortunately pretty common at this time of the year – here’s how to say ‘I have a cold/ I have caught a cold’ in 10 different languages. As a primary school teacher I am used to my pupils being extremely generous – they like to share everything, including their sniffles! By this stage I should,…

Multilingual flashcard: To paint

The verb, to paint (a picture, rather than a wall) – does anyone try this to relax? Hope everyone is having a wonderful Monday!

Multilingual flashcard: Surf

Surf in 10 languages with another opportunity for multilingual language learning. Have you ever tried surfing? I love bodyboarding and the waves off the west coast of Ireland (where I’m from) are known to be great. Yet, I’ve never tried surfing…maybe next time I go to visit my parents.

Resolutions for the New School Year

First week back to school completed and I managed to stay awake into the double-digits on two days, so counting that as a success. I’m really happy with where we’re at in my class after only four days…though we still have a long way to go. Next week is going to be hard for all…

Whew…first day done!

Today I met my new class – the 30 souls who will be in my safekeeping for the next year! Yesterday was an INSET day which was a nice way to ease back into things after the summer holidays. I spent some time getting my classroom sorted so am pretty happy with it (apart from…

Multilingual flashcard: Yoga

Multilingual flashcard – Yoga in 10 languages. As with many names, yoga does not actually change that much, even in ten different languages. Do you do yoga? I know that there are lots of different types and routines, but I tend to do 2-3 routines most days of the week. I try to do the…

What to expect when you do a PGCE

Tips for PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education) students So I am three months into the nine month PGCE course. I had heard that it was tough and it certainly is but I thought it might be useful to look back on some of the expectations I had and how those have changed since I started…