Category Archives: Stories

free ebook: Stories from My Teacher

Our first ebook, in case you are into stories told by teachers in class! 🙂 ❤ Stories from My Teacher. On the English Language, Lifelong Learning & Our r.evoL.ution! http://www.talkingpeople.net/tp/ebooks.htm

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African proverb…

I’m not much of a proverb person, but I do love this one… ❤

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El tren de la libertad. Yo decido. English subtitles (struggle for women’s rights in Spain)

This was one of the actions women organized to fight for respect. Here is an article which mentions it, along with other recent actions: http://www.wri-irg.org/es/node/23047

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Watch this video if you like beautiful things in life: it’s a dog or bitch playing with a bay bee! One of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen!! ❤

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Vegetarian kids explain…

He speaks Portuguese, but the subtitles are in English. Really moving.

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Sci fi real life

Today I found out that an old school where I worked and became ill due to work reasons (mobbing) has wiped out the work hundreds of people did at the school throughout three years, I think. Because at that time … Continue reading

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Interviewing a pacifist, by another pacifist

To my very missed friend, Hoowee, who I miss so much (It’s funny how when we are happy we remember the people we lost and miss) NB “funny” here means “strange”

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a tinybook of major events

http://www.fubiz.net/2014/05/19/the-mini-book-of-major-events/tinybook-1/#main-header

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FAQ – Where I get my Tees

I get my Literature T-shirts here (USA): http://outofprintclothing.com/shop/clothing/ And I get my Amnesty International (also feminist) Tees here (Spain): https://tienda.es.amnesty.org The rest come from international pacifist meetings I attended throughout my life. (I tend to think clothes should last FOREVER! 😀 😀 … Continue reading

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New video on One Crazy Summer!

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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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CO Day – May 15

http://www.wri-irg.org/15May2014

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Weird day but good ending

Last night (this morn!) I had a nightmare, so I woke up feeling sick (meaning, literally, wanting to throw up). I wrote a poem I would have rather not written. I had this nightmare because of the past, not the … Continue reading

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Follow-up for the Writing Assignment on Life Without Teachers

The reason why I gave you, my fifths, this writing assignment is because I had just read this lovely story by Isaac Asimov, The Fun They Had. Enjoy! http://www.talkingpeople.net/tppodcast/2014/05/06/stories-the-fun-they-had-by-isaac-asimov/

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3!! “I wish I had a river”… Joni Mitchell

Well, I’m being dragged down the river vagina now! 😀 Just remembered another river song I simply love. It was written by Joni Mitchell, a fav singer of mine, but I have to say I prefer to hear it performed … Continue reading

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How many women writers have you read? /red/

Feminist World Book Day – because it makes sense! ❤ I’m inviting you to post the names of the women writers you have read, and if those are far too many, your favorites/favourites! I’m also inviting you all to make … Continue reading

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About cleaning – Un poquito de por favor!!

I would like to recommend an article I used in class with Advanced students some years, ” So You Wanna Clean Your Apartment? (2 pages) Check out Speaking for housing issues” For a few decades I shared an apartment/flat with … Continue reading

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Games. If that person were a colo(u)r, what colo(u)r would he or she be?

Today we were practicing/practising conditional sentences in Y3 and I remembered a game I used to play with friends which was a favo(u)rite of mine! Imagine you are a group of friends. One leaves the room. The rest choose /chus/ … 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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The Best Exotic Marigol Hotel – Discussing the movie

Today and tomorrow students will be using their English for the real purpose of discussing this movie and topics that come up in it! What language did you learn? What did you learn about India and Britain? What topics were … Continue reading

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Our Crazy Summer – Creating a Ten Point Plan

Classroom activities after reading the novel. 5A is opening this way! ❤ TenPoints (3 Word pages, but I’ll print 1 & 2 in one page to give out as a handout) – for Quinto A today.

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My Bedside Table This Winter

I hope it inspires you to practice speaking at home! — and prepare presentations for class! (mybedsidetablethiswinter)

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Feminist intelligence vs Lords of Darkness!

 http://www.wri-irg.org/node/23047

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For your Dream Notebook

https://plansnwhatwedid.wordpress.com/dream-notebook/

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Star signs (wot?!)

When I was a teenager, at home, we had great fun reading a very thick red book by Linda Goodman, where she depicted “How to recognize” people having whichever star sign. I do not believe in astrology (for we are … Continue reading

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Occupy it all, or we’ll be left out/locked out, as usual

Posted on Occupy London (Fb) * Cats as rolemodels for being independent thinkers!

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Marchas por la dignidad / Marches for dignity (Spain, today)

Si informan un poco menos y un poco peor, no habría quedado muy diferente… Sat March 23. Marching for dignity, from all over Spain to Madrid, the capital of the Kingdom of Spain as it is called in encyclopedias.

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New house! (Cross your fingers)

Tomorrow is the day! If everything runs smoothly, we’ll become the owners of a place to live! We’re buying a semiattached house with a little plot or garden! I became independent when I was 18 and left my mother’s house. … Continue reading

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Another childhood memory!!

Listen to this. It’s wonderful! At the end I mention the 3 mistakes Sergio makes, and also assess his performance. Enjoy!

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Story-telling in pics!

Well, here is a pic you might like. It’s Atticus and myself, a few years ago. What’s really funny about this pic for me [I had to use the “What” structure because “The funny thing is” would sound as “The … Continue reading

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Same-sex couples (pics)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/jennaguillaume/photos-of-same-sex-couples-that-will-warm-your-heart

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Sourcess of weakness, sources of strength

Sadness makes me weak, so although I know that sometimes one is sad and blue, I try to leave that mood as soon as I manage it, and mostly thanks to a love for life and living. Life is hard, … 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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Noise pollution and other stories!

This week has been hell in class because of the roadworks outside. I had to take my migraine meds almost every day because of the stress of having to teach and listen to people with all that non-stop noise! To … Continue reading

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Alice Walker

I think that just two people knew who Alice Walker was, and everybody knew about Spielberg’s movie “The Color Purple”, so here is a little webpage to introduce her to you all. Alice Walker is a US American writer who … Continue reading

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VIDEO: The Audiobook Project: chapter 5, also with an Indian accent!

Big Jesús (Y5B), thanks for this! It’s amazing!

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Why are you so different?

Another great post by Carol A Hand: http://carolahand.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/why-are-you-so-different/

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About blogging & community

https://carolahand.wordpress.com/2014/02/17/reflections-on-another-snowy-morning-blogging-and-connections-to-community/

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An amazing review by Marta!

Brick Lane, London. Join Marta and Lorenzo in their walk! http://rememberinginlondon.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/the-bevin-boy-and-smoking-pots-in-old.html

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Second Childhood Memory on our video channel!

Thanks, Josefina! If there’s anything you don’t like, please, let me know — I can fix it! No problem!

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