Monthly Archives: December 2013

What a year!

We are honoured to have colleagues and friends like Sirja!
Wishing you all a very Happy New Year,
Eugenia.
Thank you!

pains and gains of a teacher woman

This post belongs to the final hours of this year. It’s like the red ribbon you tie around old letters before gently putting them into a box and then up on a shelf. I want to wrap this year up. I want to take all the incredible memories, amazing moments and wonderful feelings, put a ribbon around them and keep stored in a special place, in the year 2013.

I started this blog almost one year ago. Hesitantly. Tentatively. Not sure I was up to it. Not certain my voice would carry. Not at all confident my lines would find ears and eyes to please. I had followed educators all over the world, silently. I knew quite many names. I had read lots of great thoughts. I was a little scared. All these people seemed so far away from me. They were stars. Famous yet so far away. Why would…

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Feat No 21: Christmas Events with our students and colleagues throughout the years

Since my first year of teaching English as an additional language, Christmas educational events have always been an important part of our school year and curriculum.

Whether in large groups

xmas past 1

or privately,

Maggie and Kaj

when I was teaching single-handedly

xmas past 2

with my sisters, Vicky and Christine

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or with a beautifully powerful team of educators,

xmas past 3

for toddlers

xmas past 5

or teenagers,

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in Greece

LOGO LORAS ACADEMY

and in Switzerland,

Providers of English Studies, Services and Events

before my children were born,

xmas past 4

while carrying them

xmas past 6

and later on in collaboration with them,

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as well as for them,

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with simple Christmas trees

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or theme-based ones

xmas past 7

using paper-based activities and crafts

xmas past 8

or technology

xmas past 9

nineteen personal and professional years have passed by, nineteen teachable Christmas Events have been created… and we are still having fun while we are far from done!

Thank you!