I have had conversations with a lot of teachers over the last six months and I am amazed at the number of teachers who would like to have access to more resources from their NZ colleagues. I am not talking about textbooks and overseas material (which can be great too). I am talking about “What [...]

Use your most effective way of learning

One of the most important discoveries that I have made since I stopped teaching is the use of the 3 predominant senses (kinaesthetic, visual, auditory) in creating any task at any stage of a unit. There is plenty of research pointing to the effectiveness and high engagement levels when the 3 main senses are being [...]

The use of kinesthetics in the memorisation process

Something about motion helps with transcribing and cementing the information into our brains. Exercise can increase the size of the hippocampus, which is responsible for memory. In fact, Sandra Bond Chapman, Ph.D., founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth stated, “Physical exercise may be one of the most beneficial and cost-effective therapies widely available to everyone to elevate memory [...]

3 news from my virtual desk

1) 2 assistantes de français, Astrid Kaisermann et Léa Servais, ont réalisé une superbe ressource très professionnelle pour promouvoir le français en Nouvelle-Zélande! Elles ont en effet interviewé et filmé 9 personnes parlant français (jeunes et moins jeunes) et par la suite créé des ressources pédagogiques sur le contenu des interviews. J’ai eu le privilège [...]