Παρασκευή, 8 Σεπτεμβρίου 2017

A is for Johny

As the 1st January sets the tone for the whole year, that is the way things work for us teachers in the beginning of the new school year, in September...So what are the New Year Resolutions for us? A school year full of laughter and cheerfulness, a classroom community without problems and accidents, and a handful of resources that will prove to be inspiring! 
What is a better way to start than with "Johny Appleseed"!! A legend with a warm heart, however a man that really existed, who planted seeds -the way we do for our students- and wanted those seeds to grow into the best apple orchards. I can totally identify with Johny as a teacher (although I can't imagine myself with a tin pot on my head and a sack as an outfit!! Too much a fashion victim to do that!), hoping my students for this year will manage to turn the seeds into the most wonderful apple trees! 
Happy new school year everyone!                                                

A few FRUITFUL teaching ideas : 

Πέμπτη, 20 Οκτωβρίου 2016

A Halloween Lesson plan featuring Mr.Bean

Get your students' attention with a spooky lesson plan! Introduce the theme of Halloween to your students to derive any information they might have on the subject.

Before Watching : A short text on how it all started and comprehension questions on it would do the trick!     http://www.5minuteenglish.com/oct29.htm
  Then the students are ready to watch Mr.Bean's Spooky Cartoon....


While watching : The students can check a list of Halloween vocabulary provided by the teacher to spot the items in the film. Suggested vocabulary : Frankenstein, haunted house, spider, skull, monster, blood, thunder, vampire, skeleton, grave, moon, etc. Don't forget to include words that don't exist in the film ! Alternatively the activity can be a "match the words to the pictures" activity.
eg. a skeleton                      
After Watching : An activity can be to note down the stages needed for filmmaking. For example,
Step 1: The idea for a film is born
Step 2 : Write the script
Step 3 : Visualise the characters and the mood in a storyboard
Step 4 : Prepare a screenplay
Step 5 : Recruit cast and crew
Step 6 : Prepare the set, costumes and props, equipment, music and make-up
Step 7 : Assemble the film
Step 8 : Release and go to the Premiere, walk the red carpet!
Step 9 : Your film becomes a blockbuster, a well-planned quality film, you become a millionaire and get the Oscar!!
The students can decide on their own what the stages of making a film are and work in teams to note them down. If their language level is not that high, an alternative idea is to give them the stages on jumbled strips of paper to put in the correct order.
Another activity is to research and make a list of the professionals involved in the process of filmmaking such as the director, the casting director, the location manager, the production manager, the director of photography, the production designer, the sound designer, the art director, the music composer, the choreographer and of course, the actors. 

Κυριακή, 22 Μαΐου 2016

Ενισχύοντας τη γλωσσική και πολιτιστική συνείδηση προς μια εκπαίδευση χωρίς αποκλεισμούς

Πραγματοποιήθηκε στις 20/5/2016, η παρουσίαση - διάχυση του σεμιναρίου "Ενισχύοντας τη γλωσσική και πολιτιστική συνείδηση προς μια εκπαίδευση χωρίς αποκλεισμούς", του ECML - Ευρωπαϊκό Κέντρο Σύγχρονων Γλωσσών και του Παν/μιου Ιωαννίνων, στους εκπαιδευτικούς Αγγλικής Γλώσσας της Α/θμιας Εκπ/σης Μυτιλήνης, σε συνεργασία με τον Σύμβουλο καθηγητών Αγγλικής κ.Οικονομίδη, στο 3ο Δ.Σ. Μυτιλήνης. Τις βιωματικές δραστηριότητες, στις οποίες συμμετείχαν οι εκπαιδευτικοί, και την παρουσίαση έκαναν η εκπ/κος Αγγλικής Τσακύρη Αγγελική και η εκπ/κος ΠΕ70 Τζένη Μηνά από το Δ.Σ.Ιππείου που παρακολούθησαν τις εργασίες του σεμιναρίου στα Ιωάννινα τον Μάρτιο του 2016.
Κατά τη διάρκεια της παρουσίασης προβλήθηκε το βίντεο με τίτλο "Immersion" και έγινε αναφορά σε ιστοχώρους στους οποίους μπορεί να βρεθεί χρήσιμο υλικό.

Δευτέρα, 22 Ιουνίου 2015

Teachers4Europe in Rhodes 2015

The presentation of this year's Teachers4Europe projects took place in Rhodes, in the hotel Rodos Palace, on the 21st June. The teams from the North & South Aegean and Crete presented their projects and had a successful end-of-year celebration. It was a great opportunity to share ideas, express thoughts and feelings, meet old friends and make new acquaintances. Special thanks to the organizers of the event, the representatives of the European Committee in Greece and the Ambassadors of the T4E teams.
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Τετάρτη, 18 Φεβρουαρίου 2015

Safer Internet Day in our school

On 10th February 2015 it was Internet Safety Day for the students of the Primary School of Dafia, Lesvos, Greece. The students used the material provided to the Ambassadors for Internet Safety,by the Greek Centre for Safer Internet. The students read the prompt cards and had the chance to discuss the problems they might face as Internet users, put on their 6 Thinking Hats and suggest solutions, or even better try to find why the problem occured. They mentioned their own experiences or some they have heard of that concern them seriously.  http://www.debonogroup.com/six_thinking_hats.php
After discussing the case-cards the students worked on the "Barometer of Emotions". They read the prompt cards and stuck them on the board where the barometer climax was designed. The students realized that what might seem innocent to one person might be extremely bothering to another, and that we have to take under consideration what a person might feel as a result of our actions. The conclusions after the activities were that a big number of students are aware of the dangers when surfing the Net, but also a great number of students had experiences of cyber-bullying or harassment of different kinds. There was also a smaller number of kids who believe they are safe and do not realize what may happen if they are not careful, eg.boys thought it is OK to take clothes off in front of a camera just because they are boys. In general, the students exchanged opinions and thoughts and were able to discuss matters and get answers to their questions. A day well spent.......