Communities that can help teachers to feel better and improve their professional practice.

Teachers have a lot of responsibilities and duties that we usually affront alone. It makes feel us loneliness.  Thus, to solve this problem there are communities that can help us to feel better and improve our professional practice. I present some of them here and encourage you to participate in them.

How can we do promote learning in our CLIL lessons?

Adapting our teaching to the multiples intelligences. There are multiple ways to learn and everybody possesses multiple types of intellectual strengths and life skills. For this reason, I think that is very important to consider the theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) for teaching students. Gardner, the author of this theory, identified the following eight intelligences: … More How can we do promote learning in our CLIL lessons?

Theories of language acquisition that give us clues to design our CLIL lessons.

I’m going to explain the principal aspects of theories that I think that we should take into account in our design of CLIL lessons because they give us clues to help our students to acquire and develop the communication and language. So with cognitive model (Piaget) our students should plays an active role. This theory … More Theories of language acquisition that give us clues to design our CLIL lessons.

Which training courses would you like to have access to as a teacher? Why? Which is, in your opinion, the best way to share good practice amongst teaching professionals? Why?

Be a teacher is a profession that required continuous formation to be update and prepared to satisfy the varied and changing needs of the students. For this reason I think it’s very important as a teacher do training courses about the last methodologies, resources and strategies to offer higher quality education. As a general teacher … More Which training courses would you like to have access to as a teacher? Why? Which is, in your opinion, the best way to share good practice amongst teaching professionals? Why?

What does CLIL mean?

CLIL means “Content and Language Integrated Learning”. I have found two references where it’s explained clearly: “It refers to situations where children are taught through a foreign language with dual-focussed aims: the learning of content and the simultaneous learning of the foreign language”. (Marsh, 1994) “This approach involves learning subjects such as history, geography or … More What does CLIL mean?

If you were not limited by the demands of the national/regional curriculum, what would you say is the most important thing you would teach your students about your subject (in a CLIL context)? How would you assess their learning?

I would like to start talking about my professional profile because it could be influence my way to understand education. I’m a teacher of Primary Education, Special Education and Hearing and Language. I’m not working nowadays but I’ve had a lot of practice that has helped me to stablish priorities in my way of teach, … More If you were not limited by the demands of the national/regional curriculum, what would you say is the most important thing you would teach your students about your subject (in a CLIL context)? How would you assess their learning?

Phonetics

Phonetics is a valuable software to work phonetics and phonology, because you can use it like a resource to teach the articulation of phonemes to the learner. In this case, is very important to teach the articulation of phonemes explicitly: in which points of the mouth, and how should move the articulators for the production … More Phonetics

The advantages and disadvantages of using the ELP

European Language Portfolio (ELP) is a personal document that allows users to record their language learning achievements and their experience of learning and using languages. Nowadays I’m unemployed but I think that ELP is a very useful tool that I would like to use in my job. For this reason, I’m going to write some … More The advantages and disadvantages of using the ELP

Introducing myself

My name is Eva Herraiz Llongo and I graduated as a teacher of Primary Education, specializing in Therapeutic Education in 2013; I also did a Master of Special Education specializing in Hearing and Speech in 2015 in the University of Valencia. I studied this professional career because I think that education is the most important … More Introducing myself