WELCOME BACK! September 2015!

I cannot believe the vacations are already over and a new school year is about to begin. Tomorrow I’ll see you all again … some of you will look taller, more tanned, with shorter or longer hair and new colors. The walls of the school will be the same and our classroom is waiting for us. As regards changes I’d like to start this post with a funny and very inspiring video The Evolution of the DESK. since 1980. You weren’t even born then, instead I’ve undergone and witnessed all these incredible changes that you may now take for granted. 

And Now I want to share some meaningful images that speak volumes. Prezi1


The next is for you all to reflect on your learning process. It can help a lot.


Vocabulary: we’re definitely going to work more on expanding your vocabulary: Words like Happy and NICE and BAD are forbidden in our class. Let’s start from here .) 


As far as I’m concerned my greatest challenge is working hard to be able to give great feedback: can you help me succeed in that and using ONLY the following positive words when I evaluate your works?IMG_3198

Concludo col mio motto per questo nuovo anno che inizia. Io amo il vento!!

IMG_3199It’s all by now. Welcome back and leave a message if you feel like.


Hello everybody!! I am writing this post for my dearest friend Nella and all colleagues who’ll be attending PortoNovo Conference, as I cannot be present there. Our group from Pordenone shares the same vision thanks to Pilgrims and PortoNovo. Thank you Valeria for having made all this possible.

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This Blog of mine provides you with an insight of how, over the course of my career,  I have tried to BLEND the principles of a HUMANISTIC APPROACH I have learnt at Pilgrims since 1989 thanks to those most inspiring Teacher Trainers and the USE of TECHNOLOGY.

You can browse all posts and find activities on literature, contemporary issues, new methodologies I’m experimenting with such as the Flipped Classroom, but above all you can see my students’ works. I do not want to take up time from Nella’s presentation so I’ve just chosen an example of a student’s video for our PBL on Human Rights that well embodies what we believe in: creativity, respect for differences, social awareness to build emotional intelligence, multiple intelligences, divergent thinking and the importance of sharing

Nella will tell you the anecdote behind this video. Mistake or brilliant lateral thinking idea?



Laura Cimetta