“Do What You Love”

Last week, I listened to this podcast interviewing Gordon Smith-Durán. I’ve followed Gordon and Cynthia’s work at Lightspeed Spanish for many years now. It was my go-to resource for Beginner and Intermediate Spanish learning on Youtube, when I first started learning Spanish 9 years ago! I found this interview with Gordon when I was looking for the [...]

Clown Faces and Chocolate Moulds

Last weekend, I was clearing out some old schoolwork and found some of the "creative" pieces of work that we'd done at school. I say "we" because both of my siblings went to the same school, and we all did the same projects, despite there being five years between us. In Design and Technology, it [...]

What’s Your ‘Why’?

Sometimes we can lose our 'Why' for doing what we love. It can be difficult, especially when external circumstances affect it. I've experienced this myself over the last few months with the transition to online university. I've lost my love for languages, teaching and journalism because my university experience, course and Erasmus Year Abroad has [...]

Enrollment

From the first few weeks of online uni, something has reminded me of what was already going on in the classrooms, seminars and lecture theatres.  In online Zoom meetings, the Breakout Rooms feature can be used to stimulate discussion and share ideas in smaller groups. Then, when everyone returns to the “main room”, these ideas [...]