Cultural Spain

Cultural Spain

Whereas we’re still waiting for spring to arrive properly here in north-western Europe, the fruit trees in Spain are already in full bloom. In Murcia, almond trees, apricots and cherry trees start to bloom in February. The Murcia region has lots of fruit trees and...
Edmodo, the free digital platform

Edmodo, the free digital platform

Use of Edmodo.com, the free digital platform, is not essential in conjunction with Juan y Rosa but it does provide extra convenience for teachers and supervisors. Above all, it allows them to help the pupils on their way to independent learning while also being able...
Special COVID-19 offer

Special COVID-19 offer

From now until the summer, the special COVID-19 price offer will give even more young pupils the chance to boost their energy and reignite the joy of learning in this unprecedented time. I hope that discovering Spanish with Juan y Rosa perhaps will make them happy...
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...