End of CourseMay 29th, 2014Now Be a Rebel: Enjoy your Exam! :D
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Language & Violence
Which new words or uses do you accept & which do you reject?
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Without language, not our revolution
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Delusions of Gender (Cordelia Fine)
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Poems at the Talking People Podcast! (click pic)
Mary Brave Bird died in 2013
American Indians at Talking People (Joy Harjo)
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Black US America: Rita Williams Garcia
Black US America: Rosa Parks
Black US America: Marvin Gaye (Soul music)
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Category Archives: Thoughts
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 Advertisements
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
En los orales de 5ºB me encontré con una sorpresa triste: hubo gente que se puso a hacer cosas que no habíamos dicho que había que hacer: además de sembrar el pánico en lugar de confiar en una/o, en el … Continue reading
It’s from her collection of thoughts, Letter to My Daughter (2008), 1 page. I designed this reading exercise a few years ago but I have never actually done it in class. Yet! 🙂 I believe if we weren’t so afraid … Continue reading
Well, today I said my goodbyes to Y5CAL and Y5B and tomorrow it’ll be Y5A and Y3C. Thanks for a wonderful year. I’m hopeful about your results, but, as you know, I don’t really care because I know (for the … Continue reading
As you remember, at the beginning of the course I announced we would be working with three documentaries but we only managed one, the one about how our senses deceive us, and now we were going to do the second, and … Continue reading
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
Dear all, over the weekend I managed to finish a story I had wanted to write for years and never could. I did write one called first “Carta a Sara” and then “Escribo en un cartón”, but the story was … Continue reading
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
Because the people who always vote in Industrial Societies belong or support political parties that do not respect everybody’s human rights. And when the other people don’t vote, their representation and influence in Parliaments rise, which explains the rise of … Continue reading
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
Listen to this message first! Then read on, if you like! http://vocaroo.com/i/s1bPKUjCcqU6 Sometimes survival is all about understanding a good idea, that allows you to develop the correct attitude. It’s not about competing and cheating, but about focusing and collaborating. … Continue reading
Curriculum – Curriculums/Curricula; syllabus – syllabuses/syllabi I just read /red/ I’ve just read /red/ this by Jeff Nguyen, a primary teacher in the USA, where the Common Core curriculum suffocates teaching and learning processes with even more harshness than here … Continue reading
Earthlings – watch this documentary! (1hour 30 min) Watch at least the first 7 minutes (the intro). You could use that for a re-telling or a monologue! If it stops and you hear a kind of Error beep, just try … Continue reading
When we think of violence we think of a very specific kind of violence, that [this is not a relative pron.] of murder and torture, of physically hurting people. Traditionally, this violence could only be exerted by men, only them … Continue reading
I’m checking your writings, and this time I’m finding it really difficult to read what some of you wrote because of the stapling! Please, try to read your work after your stapling, once I give it back to you. Walk … Continue reading
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
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.
Anyway, people coming to class will understand this article well, esp. Y5B!!! 😀 Mejorar la comunicación humana a través del aprendizaje de idiomas (parte 1 de 2) – Improving human communication through language learning http://www.mujerpalabra.net/pensamiento/educacion/2014mejorarcomunicacion.htm
Today in Y3C Germán asked about the so-called Discovery of America (as it was called in our textbook), or the conquest, or the colonization (funny [= strange] we think of Invasions when that happens to us), and I replied that … Continue reading
Today I was trying to explain to an adorable student who thinks he is not capable of learning how to write different kinds of texts why I disagree with him. Human life is all about texts, both oral and written. … Continue reading
Today an adorable student in fifth /fifz/ grade asked me why I kept telling them to forget about exams but at the same time kept reminding them of the exams! This is a great question, so I wanted to explain … Continue reading
El centro envía una encuesta sobre absentismo (faltar más del 30% a un curso presencial es absentismo), porque la Directiva quiere comprender por qué ocurre — ya que nos perjudica a todo el mundo, por ejemplo — , y un … Continue reading
Posted on Occupy London (Fb) * Cats as rolemodels for being independent thinkers!
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.
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
“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
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
Another great post by Carol A Hand: http://carolahand.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/why-are-you-so-different/
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
Thanks, Josefina! If there’s anything you don’t like, please, let me know — I can fix it! No problem!
Dear all, thanks so much for sending your oral and written work for publication. I’ll be publishing it asap, but as some of you can see, “asap” is at times not that “asap”! In case you do not know (I … Continue reading
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