Getting future-ready with STEM and the LOMLOE

Spain’s new Education Law (LOMLOE) outlines STEM competences as one of the 8 key areas of the leaver profile (“perfil de salida”) – the core cross-curricular competences that learners should leave school with. This arises from the idea that STEM education (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is important for developing individuals now and for the future. Helping your students become future-ready means that they will develop skills, transferable abilities and a learning mindset that will prepare them to face future challenges. And all this, believe it or not, can happen in your English language classroom!

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Supporting International Women’s Day: #breakthebias

Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that’s diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women’s equality. Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias. Celebrate women’s achievements. Raise awareness against bias. Take action for equality.

I took this introduction from the International Women’s Day website as I couldn’t improve upon it. I think we can agree that it’s a world we’d like to live in and one that’s worth fighting for. To create it, we’ll need to educate our children and indeed ourselves in the values above. In this blog post, I’d like to look at some of the things we can do as educators, parents and as people to try to make it a reality.

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