domingo, 8 de enero de 2017

Learning contract

-I, as your teacher, promise you to be available to answer your questions.

-Mobiles, tablets, laptops and other electronic devices will be used in the classroom for educational purposes only. If those devices are used for any other purpose, its use will be banned.

-I promise you to provide useful material.

-I promise to give you meaningful activities, tasks and exercises.

-I ask from the students to be respectful with the teacher and with each other.

-Bullying of any kind, insults or any other form of disrespect will not be tolerated.

-If any incident (with a teacher or with other student) will be solved through communication.

-The rules of the classroom will be agreed upon between the teacher and the students. Which situations are considered problematic and a punish is required; also which type of punishment.

-The teacher and all the students among each other will give encouragement words.

-The teacher and all the students among each other will give motivational words.

viernes, 6 de enero de 2017


#YESWEFIX - A PHOTOVOICE PROJECT (Stop being consumers, start being producers of education)

  • Aim: To improve the condition of the teaching materials at our schools
  • Procedure: Ask students to take photos of situations which they thinnk should be improved, upload them to Instagram/Twitter/Facebook/School’s blog with the hashtag ·#yeswefix and an explanation of why what has been pictured needs to be repaired
  • The photos with the most likes will be chosen and passed on to the teacher in charge of the project
  • Additionally, posters with the possible initiatives will be created and placed around school so that when visitors (mainly parents) visit the school they are informed and give a hand if they can

  • Photos
A) There is a general lack of organization with papers pinned all over the place and half of them falling down
B)The printer and computer cables are just dropping off which could lead to someone tripping over them and falling over
C) The coffee machine with the water deposit is sitting right over the printer, if there is a leak or water in spilled in the process of making coffee, the printer might get broken
D) The heater is sitting right next to the cables and to the chair, the cables could ignite and produce a fire



  1. There is a lack of drawing and painting materials, and the ones we have are in poor state.
  2. Many students cannot afford to buy their own materials.


  1. The outside walls need also some extra work. It would be necessary to implement a wall cladding.
  2. Students need to feel in a comfortable and harmonious atmosphere where they can enjoy of the educational areas.
  3. Both air conditioner and heating must be also repaired since students could be affected by the weather conditions in their learning process at school.

  1. The school library has very few books and the books we have are mainly for literature, chemistry and dictionaries of Spanish and English
  2. The books available in the school library are old, they are in very bad shape or even broken
  3. Some of the books in the school library are outdated or they have a newer version available. Due to this, students have to look for better sources outside the school

  1. Some of the materials in the classroom are broken.
  2. Students cannot take advantage of the lessons without appropriate material


  1. Many books are in poor conditions as  they are old and there are some pages torn out from these.

    B)  Old materials that need to be replaced desperately.


  1. The shelves are empty. The students don’t have any kind of material besides the books -although they are in bad conditions-.
  2. There is a need of materials as: costumes, hangers, separate cubicles and other types of equipments to have a richer education and help the learning process.

This is a group project. In this project we took place
Candela Risent
Natalia Samper
Isabela Tanase
Daniel Font
Alba Villanueva
Sara Zanon
Paula Puerto Navarro

viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2016

Action research plan

In an action plan you have yo follow the stages of this circle
You identify the problem
You devise a plan
You implement the plan
You observe if the plan is working or not
You reflect about the plan

Problem: students don't hand in their homework on time. To see the causes of it I will ask the students to fill in a questionaire. For the moment just the English teacher is going to take part in thie action research plan.
Plan: a system of points and reward. The students will be asked randomly their homeowork and, if they have it, they will receive some points. If the students, by the end of the month, have a certain number of points, they will win a reward (it will be agreed upon between the teacher and the students)

Ways of how to become a teacher

In this chart we see the distintion between the craft and the science model. In the craft model part I wrote the knowledge you can learn by imitation and in the science model part I wrote the knowledge you actually have to study to understand it.

There are different methods to become a teacher. One is the craft model or imitation model where you learn by imitating others. Another model is the science method. In this model you have to learn a metodology, talk with other other teachers about that specific methodology and finally, create a lesson plan together.

jueves, 1 de diciembre de 2016

Tweet on a theory of learning

Service Learning is in between Task-based Language Learning and CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning). In this method, students have to apply their skills and strategies learnt in class in a real world situation. This is an example of learning by doing. The problem with this problem is that it usually clashes with the stablished syllabus

jueves, 17 de noviembre de 2016

Motivation graph

In many researches, it has been found that attention in class starts high, then it diminishes in the middle of the class time and finally attention raises again close to the end of the class.
This can help teachers to organise a more effective class creating some warm-up to introduce the topic (quite calm), making more dynamic activities in the middle of the session to keep students' attention and finally, implementing a cool-down to relax before finishing the class