What I like the most about my job is being able to teach students and train teachers at the same time. On Wednesday and Thursday, I lectured on integrated design in Ourense (the Training and Resource Centre), invited by Carmen Calleja, the language consultant there (and friend). It felt like home and I could share lots of experiences and projects with participating teachers. Yesterday I coached 25 teachers from the well-known Colegio San Cernin in Pamplona. The coaching activity, very useful to guide teachers for effective instruction, was about CLIL, Content and Language Integrated Learning: how to design a school language policy fostering team work and a multilingual approach with teachers from the same school. Today in the morning the Government of Navarre asked me to give a 4-hour lecture on CLIL principles, CLIL design and assessment to CLIL and ESL teachers and, as usual, it was an enriching and rewarding experience. Every time I come to Navarre I realise how ‘involved in’ and ‘aware of’ teachers are here. Attending a 4-hour talk on Saturday not even wanting or asking for a break is truly professional, memorable and, at the very least, admirable. But (you know what?) what I really love is make a very good impression on them talking about my (our) CLIL real experience in the IES Xulián Magariños with my colleagues and, above all, my students. Continue Reading
Comezo no instituto canadense, que espero se acabe voltando un irmandamento de futuras colaboracións co noso IES Xulián Magariños.
I start today my shadow-teaching period in the Canadian school, which will hopefully become a twin school for future collaboration with our IES Xulián Magariños. Continue Reading