How yoga is helping me

As part of my #teacher5aday plan, I’ve decided to follow Adriene’s 31 days of yoga. I’ve been trying my best, but since all my fitness resolutions usually collapse under the weight of work, stress, and laziness, my expectations were quite low. I am now past day 12, and I couldn’t feel better.

Why and how I became a vegan

Today I’m writing a non ELT-related post. The title is a question I often get, and sinceย my third anniversary of being a vegan is coming up I thought I put my reasons in writing. I hope someone will read these words and think about going vegan themselves. ๐Ÿ™‚

My 10 favourite English words

Hello and welcome back. It’s now proper autumn here in northern Italy, the time of herbal teas, roast chestnuts and new students. No wonder it’s my favourite time of the year! ๐Ÿ™‚ To celebrate this amazing season, today I’m going to write something OT, which was inspired (copied?) by this blog post. I find it …


Stemming from the news of a school apparently substituting punishment with Mindfulness practices, a range of articles and commentaries have been written in the past few days on the effectiveness of so-called ‘Mindfulness’ for teachers and students. Since I have been growing fond of Buddhism in the last few months, and I have read more than one book on the topic, I would like to add my two cents.


ๅฌ่€Œๆ˜“ๅฟ˜,่ง่€Œๆ˜“่ฎฐ,ๅš่€Œๆ˜“ๆ‡‚ I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.