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    Form Time and Assemblies,  French,  German,  Teaching Tips,  Uncategorized

    Running A Successful European Day of Languages (EDL)

    The European Day of Languages I love, love, love, loooooove the 26th September. This is because it is the official European Day of Languages (EDL), which, since 2001, has been ‘jointly organised by the Council of Europe and the European Union’. The day involves millions of people across over 45 countries who carry out activities to celebrate linguistic diversity in Europe and promote language learning, both inside and outside of educational establishments. Getting EDL Ready In July 2017, I was coming towards the end of my NQT year and had recently started at a new school. Just as I thought I was getting an easy-ride, I was tasked with organising the…

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    Form Time and Assemblies,  Reflections,  Teaching Tips,  Uncategorized

    House Assembly Idea – Doing The Right Thing

    Doing The Right Thing Assembly Idea – My First Ever! This week, my vertical form is up to take the house assembly and, apart from it being my first ever house assembly, it has been quite a stressful event! The theme for this term is ‘Taking Responsibility’ and seeing as it’s nearly Easter and thus, the end of term, the topic has been pretty well covered and we are running out of great assembly ideas based around this topic, hence the stress levels. A few weeks ago, I found a link to a YouTube video, which I thought could relate well to the assembly idea, cryptically entitled: A Video That Will…