Daniel Cassany is probably one of the best authors in the world about teaching languages. His work is focused on teaching both a mother tongue and a second language, and is especially aimed at teaching writing skills.
He is also one of the best investigators in the European Language Portfolio.
Look at his web and enjoy learning how to teach languages. You will be able to apply any of his articles, books and research to your lessons.
You can start by reading a bit of his essays. For example, this on-line article about writing compositions.
Do you remember Sir Ken Robinson's speech? Do you agree with him? Do schools really kill children's creativity?
If you watch this video you'll see a great way of enhancing our children's creativity. Have you ever thought of integrating Art and paintings in your lessons? Have you ever thought about how a great painting could improve your teaching? In which subject of the Primary curriculum could you do a lesson like the one in the video? What aims would you have if you did a lesson like this one? What kind of activity would you ask your pupils to do?
Do you know what our schools are doing about ICT? Are we integrating ICT into all subjects of the curriculum? Are our Primary students learning ICT by using them in all lessons? Or, are they learning how to use ICT in specific subjects on ICT?
What do you think? Do you think that it is necessary to have a ICT as a subject? Or do you think, that using ICT in all subjects it is enough to learn how to use it too? Or, could be that both standpoints are complementary?