Saturday, 17 September 2016

ACTIVITIES: International Day of Peace 2016

Did you know that September 21 is the International Day of Peace? September 21 was declared this special day by the General Assembly of the UN. It is a day to promote and devote to working towards the ideals of peace in our world. This year the theme of the Day: The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.

The Sustainable Development Goals adopted by the 192 Member States of the UN back in September 2015 in New York. In total there are 17 Goals which it is hoped the participating countries will work towards meeting over 15 years, to hopefully achieve the goal in 2030.

Friday, 16 September 2016

Yay! Today Only 50% off Clipart Sale

Banner by RebeccaB Designs
Ooh I love a sale and this one is super special. A group of TPT clipartists have gotten together and will be offering 1 of their clipart sets for 50% (yes, HALF PRICE!) for one day only. Today is that day: 16th September 2016.

All you need to do is login to TeachersPayTeachers and search #SeptTPTClipLove - all the participating clipartists' sets will appear.

As you might be aware I create clipart mainly for older students and so I thought I would put one of my popular science sets up for 50% off. So today only you could buy my Contraception Clipart Set for just $3.75!


Sunday, 4 September 2016

Learning English as a Second Language

This post has been prompted after I have read articles and comments from teachers regarding the best way to teach students learning English as a Second Language (ESL) also known as, English as Foreign Language (EFL) in some countries. For the purposes of this discussion I will be using the Australian term, ESL.

Firstly, I should state my background about this. I am hopeless at learning second languages. I have a fairly strong grip on English as my first language but while I did well learning Japanese when I was in primary school (grade 6 and 7) and into high school (grade 8) I did not retain much at all. I feel this is probably due to a couple of important factors.

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