Category Archives: Science

A positive approach to mistakes

Do not fear mistakes. There are none. Miles Davis (1927 – 1991) – one of the greatest musicians ever! Some of the worst mistakes of my life have been haircuts. Jim Morrison When you lose, you’re more motivated. When you … Continue reading

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Celebrating Book Day

Dear all, next Wednesday, April 25 (International Book Day) and Thursday April 26, I’ll be raffling a few books, to celebrate World Book Day! I created the video My Bedside Table This Winter so that you all can watch it. … Continue reading

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Invertebrates

http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/can-invertebrates-feel-pain

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GRATEFUL for this article! Gee, it MOVED me!

Gracias, Pepa! Aunque le falta algo de inteligencia feminista, por ejemplo porque explica “artista torturado = mente caótica” cuando las mujeres creativas, y los hombres, el mayor problema que tienen es la incomprensión, la amenaza constante a homogeneización, a que … Continue reading

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“As a woman my country is the whole world” – Feminist Quotes to celebrate!

“As a woman I have no country. As a woman my country is the whole world” (Virginia Woolf) The first International Women’s Day was held in 1911 and is celebrated annually on 8 March with thousands of events across the … Continue reading

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AUDIOS. Y5. Speaking about environmental issues

Here are the answers to your close test (reading comprehension exercise) “The Living Planet”. Use the audio to learn to speak about environmental issues! Remember to download the audios to your computer. The Living Planet 1: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1C7gTRitkei The Living Planet 2: http://vocaroo.com/i/s0L2fP5o7VXH … Continue reading

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AUDIO. Technology. Cell phones / Mobiles phones

Here is an example of how you can use again the same text you have worked on for a different purpose (the onion approach for consolidating learning). In this case, I used a cloze test we did in Intermedio (see … Continue reading

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On human & artificial intelligence

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Without language, not our revolution

I have just translated a cyberpostcard we share at mujerpalabra.net about the importance of language – how it shapes what we think and how we relate. Social movements posed this idea in the May 68 movement, for instance, the connection … Continue reading

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Info on women & feminism to help you avoid mainstream ignorance

Edited bits in purple It’s been a pleasure to read your work, people, and a special treat to read the compos on Changing Roles and Women. We are changing! Finally! ❤ 🙂 As I’m a veteran feminist thinker and activist, … Continue reading

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Feminist materials to discuss gender issues

Connecting things to better chances for good analyses than those offered by materials in textbooks. Thinking is Action. Communication is r-EvoLutionary! genderissuessexistquotes (6 pages)

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Delusions of Gender. How our Minds, Society and Neurosexism Create the difference of Gender

by a brilliant thinker, Cordelia Fine.  ❤ Thanks, Cordelia Fine! 🙂 In Spanish, Cuestión de sexos. A great gift for parents, teachers, people interested in the development of human minds and gender issues.

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The winter solstice as seen from Stonehenge!

Stonehenge About Dec 21, 2013, the winter solstice

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The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

Dear students, please remember to turn off the subtitles in Spanish. Go to where it says Spanish, click to open the menu, scroll to the top and you’ll find the SUBTITLES OFF. Subtitles are about reading, not about training your … Continue reading

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Buy Nothing, Do Something (the winter hols are great for this!)

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Y5. In class. Train your brain – Memory

Note-taking. First, we’ll watch the first 15 minutes of this documentary (warm-up). Then we’ll watch again and you should try to take notes on the following questions. What’s your short-memory like? Would you be a good witness? Jot down key … Continue reading

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Activities on Stereotypes (2)

Once you have brainstormed on statements on national stereotypes (to gather information to help you think about the topic) and practiced/practised a mon. inspired on that, we can move onto analyzing/analising the topic of STEREOTYPES. After this, try to put … Continue reading

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Spot the Fake Smile (UK) & Brain Games (USA)

Are you good at perceiving if the people before you are sincere when they smile? Take this great test. http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/humanbody/mind/surveys/smiles/ The first is a National Geographic TV show telling us about some interesting things scientists are finding out about human … Continue reading

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