Cultural Spain

Cultural Spain

“Botellones a pesar de todo” was the headline of an article in El País last week. The other major Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, also highlighted the huge (30%) increase in botellones this summer. Botellones are gatherings organised in public spaces such as a park or on...
Part 0: Prezi Codes for Soy Don Toro

Part 0: Prezi Codes for Soy Don Toro

Unfortunately, the Prezi codes shortened to a Bit.ly link change regularly. They only remain unchanged in Edmodo, the digital learning environment of Juan y Rosa. The Prezis are an important part of Part 0 because they help the pupils towards learning Spanish...
School experiences of gifted adults

School experiences of gifted adults

The LBBO is a national professional group for counsellors in education in the Netherlands. Since November 2019, I have been part of the Board of the Specialists for Giftedness. On the LBBO-SB Facebook page, you will regularly find information about education for...
Culture and Language

Culture and Language

Unfortunately, many events were due to be held during the COVID-19 lockdown, which meant that they were cancelled. This was such a shame, because such activities would have offered much-needed relaxation at a time when the virus-related developments were causing extra...
Edmodo, the digital Juan y Rosa app

Edmodo, the digital Juan y Rosa app

You probably already know Edmodo.com. The website is the digital environment for Juan y Rosa. It is a convenient platform for pupils because all links and games are organised by section and by chapter. After ordering the books, you receive a separate code for each...
Conferences and Fairs in the Netherlands

Conferences and Fairs in the Netherlands

On 10 March, just before the Netherlands went into lockdown due to coronavirus, the 3rd National IB Conference was held in Ede. In fact, it was a strange day because we had just heard that no handshaking was allowed, although at that time we had no idea how severe the...
New Developments

New Developments

Despite the great upheaval caused by COVID-19, there have also been new developments regarding the Juan y Rosa learning method. I have made two activities from the Juan y Rosa series available in a Dutch learning environment called Acadin (website: Acadin.nl), which...
Symposium in the Bilt (Netherlands)

Symposium in the Bilt (Netherlands)

On the 5th of October I will be present at the symposium of the Hoogbegaafd Foundation. Unfortunately, the symposium is already fully booked. The Hoogbegaafd Foundation! is organizing a symposium on giftedness for the first time. Maybe next year you can be part of it....
Culture and Language

Culture and Language

El día de San Valentín was originally a Christian festival, a day to honour Saint Valentine. He lived in ancient Rome and did good work out of love and charity. His name day was celebrated for the first time on 14 February in the year 494. Nowadays, Valentine’s Day is...