Welcome to this blog!

This blog supports the work I’m doing teaching English and telling stories remotely to children in Palestine, Jordan and Pakistan. In the coming weeks I’ll be regularly posting videos demonstrating some of the different techniques and activities we’re using. I want this to be a space to share some ideas for the classroom with the teachers of English who work in these contexts.  I hope to see you soon!

In the mean time here’s a song sung to me in Arabic by a group of Syrian girls in one of our sessions last week at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. Can anyone tell me roughly what it means?




One thought on “Welcome to this blog!

  1. Here’s another song that the same group sang at the end of 2015. I think the words have a strong message of ‘power to the pupil’

    In English they go like this….

    ‘In the morning I go there with my bag in my hand
    And the school says to me with a smile, ‘I salute you my child!’
    Let us build our future together.
    I hold the pen and I draw my school
    And I draw my wishes inside it’


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