International Literacy Day

September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) on October 26, 1966, at the 14th session of UNESCO’s General conference. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries. Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to … Continue reading International Literacy Day

Marie-Louise Gay’s Stella and Sam

I started my teaching career many years ago as a reading teacher in Thailand, although that isn’t what I’d applied for. I was given an interview with a school director who asked me just two questions, one of which was based on a mention on my resume of a love of reading. It turned out the school was in desperate need of a reading teacher … Continue reading Marie-Louise Gay’s Stella and Sam