CLOCK CLOCK CLOCK

How often have you heard me use the words CLOCKWISE and ANTI-CLOCKWISE in the classroom when I’m asking for your answers? Too often maybe. Yet, I smile when I still see some of you using  your fingers to draw a clock in the air or looking at watches to work out who’s turn it is toContinue reading “CLOCK CLOCK CLOCK”

FEELING BLUE

When you think of the colour blue, what comes to your mind? In my case, I imagine the sea and sky. Both of these bring a smile to my face and immediately make me happier. Blue is also the colour of my tablet’s keypad. Since I enjoy using the tablet, this is another reason whyContinue reading “FEELING BLUE”

Desert Island Discs

BBC Radio 4 has a program called Desert Island Discs. A famous guest (sports, music, science, etc.) chooses eight music tracks, a book and a luxury to take with them on a desert island. During the interview, we get to know why these are important to them. At the same time, we learn more aboutContinue reading “Desert Island Discs”

Cold turkey

‘Don’t go cold turkey‘ to quit smoking E-cigarettes remain the nation’s favourite stop smoking aid – with an estimated 3.2 million users, most of whom are former smokers. One of those is TV presenter Jeremy Kyle, who has given up after 35 years of smoking, using e-cigarettes. “I was a 20-a-day smoker for most ofContinue reading “Cold turkey”

TO GET ON LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE

Sometimes I prefer not listening to the news as often there is more bad than good. Crime, political scandals, natural disasters, collapsing tower blocks and houses on fire – a flood of negativity which brainwashes us into thinking that no good is left in the world. If that is what I think, then why amContinue reading “TO GET ON LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE”

TO LOSE THE THREAD

It’s happened again. My students were working with a partner or in teams of three, discussing whether tomatoes can protect the body from certain diseases. Matteo, in one group, was busy giving his opinion when Bakir, working in another team, interrupted with a funny remark. This was enough to make Matteo forget what he wasContinue reading “TO LOSE THE THREAD”