Teaching Character strengths

PERMA as defined by Dr Seligman has a minor impact in our Moroccan schools. Likewise, our students lack major character strengths. In the following project , we will look at some opportunities to implement Seligman’s theory in our context.Besides, we will gauge the possibilities of teaching it here and now.

Most practitioners and teachers share a common thought: our educational system is disoriented. The experience showed that goals, the syllabus and other recurrent issues hinder the development of a fruitful learning atmosphere.However, there are enthusiastic trials to improve things. Personally, I have decided to start implementing the course strategy by using a macro-structure project : The radio.

The radio project will be a weekly program that engages fifteen students during two months. The selection is grade based. These students are suffering from lack of self control, absence of grit and low self-esteem. Accordingly, the aim is to help them gain major character strengths. The project will simulate challenging situations where students will dual practice : academic and character strengths behaviors. We want our students to see success in every failure , as Dr Duckworth hinted.

The radio consists of five sub projects: Social problems,sports,education,news and history. Every group will investigate the topic deeply and bring their own version. At the end of every week, students will be exposed to a 30 minutes advisory class and 1 hour on field practice. Bythe end of the first months students will be showing some signs of grit and self control. Ideally, by the end of the program, students will be aligned with their peers and hopefully lead their classes.


The macro-structure project is a holistic approach that requires a collaborative team. Thus, for similar projects to be successful, we should encourage school districts ,administrators and teachers to willingly participate in the endeavors.


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Fruit and vegetables

watch and find out the words:

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General exam

General exam     exam-is-next-week

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Body parts

Listen and repeat .

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Holidays homework

homework A

Homework B

Homework C

N.B:  Please try to do the homework by yourself.

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Homework- Lemon Tree

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American English Program in Chichaoua

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-registration open from 28th October to 11 Nov

We’re in ISIT next to Ibn El Arabi school, Chichaoua.

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Friends from Brazil

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Step up program 2012/2013

We are glad to announce the end of the first term of Step up program (1).

The program’s main objectives are:

1- Enhancing students’ linguistic skills.

2- Provide more language exposure for the weak ones.

3- Empower students ‘ creativity and social work.

We had two groups.One includes weak students  .The other one includes students who are excelling in their classes.

Here are the results of the first term :

Group A:

Full name


Total mark

Sorted out by 20

1-      B.Moussaid



2-      H.Daoudi



3-      A.Mabchour



4-      I.Zindin



5-      M.S.Hmimid



6-      A.Rbib



7-      H.Moujahid



8-      A.Idou



9-      K.Ait Mhand



10-   Z.Draissi



11-   K.Loubi



12-   S.Elhabti



Group B:

 Full name Class Total MarkSort out by 20
1-      A.Abuzirar 3/1


2-      F.Ousaleh 3/6


3-      S. Lagrifi 3/1


4-      I.Baouham 3/1


5-      O.Essaid 3/4


6-      D.El Ayadi 3/6


7-      A.Ait Laarif 3/1


8-      N.Degdag 3/2


9-      H.Tiouti 3/2


10-   H.Errachdi 3/2


11-   F.Habib Allah ¾


12-   K.El Faydi 3/4


13-   F.Quraych ¾


14-   H.Quraych ¾


15-   I.Mamouni 3/4


16-   I.Aqllal 3/6


17-   M.Mahassen 3/6


18-   H.El Allam 3/2


19-   F.Chtaibi 3/2


20-   Z.Sehsah 3/1


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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 6,000 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 10 years to get that many views.

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To be talented is a gift

Back to 3 or 4 months ago , I was still able to embrace the lavish smile of my green students. I won’t sink in sweet   memories skipping the wonderful present I’m living; yet, I have to stop for a while and spur the joy of the old times.

The start of my classes were pretty lax. I was conscious that this ought to be a different experience. Hopefully, I was supposed to do kind of enhancement activities which were for me something like ” BE FREE”. I drove myself  nut doing a lot of stuff that our conservative teaching mode estranges. We danced, sang , cooked, played and cried.

I wouldn’t be honest and clear if I claim that I didn’t learn and get novelties from my pupils. I have been bombarded by their high tech knowledge and surrendered at last.A generation born and bred in the era of technology  doesn’t need a mundane classroom.

Talent,that’s a vague word that eludes a panoply of  gifted competencies. I did contemplate on my classes and found out that I should let it go free and watch that talent skirmishes  not from my sanctuary desk, but as a naive student. Giving nicknames to my students is something I wouldn’t do. However, I kept some for myself. I know some of you might get surprised, others will cheer up.Eventually, please bear in mind that because of you I’m teaching differently.

Here’s a list of my talented students bound with nicknames ( I mean positive ones):

Khalil : the manager ( I do remember how committed you were in Radio programme).

Sara : funny ( you won’t miss a second to smile).

Rachiki : the wise man (Ask Mouad to get the answer, not always right, but usually close).

Ilham : The poet ( I have never read one of her poems, yet I feel she’s born poet).

Falah: The writer (Well, I didn’t know she has a different style but late).

Mountassir: The shadow( always escapes spot lights and loves to be in the shadow).

Bari: The spoiled hare ( I know he has got much to do and say but when he ends his hibernation. Always surprising with new ideas).

Chayma : …  ( I really couldn’t find one for her but the fanatic parrot).

Meriam: The peace maker ( quiet ,nice but sometimes  a real volcano).

Youssef: The journalist ( I bet you all remember his video about Obama).

Amin : The ring show ( We have got to salute his voice in a Catch ting).

Majda : The Artist ( isn’t she a gifted singer, cook, and painter  and over all nice ).

Zahira : If you forgot her, well I didn’t. She’s an amazing teacher.

kilali : A wonderful actor ( I missed sidi Mohammed…I always recall your Scottish outfit)

Asma : Well, I intended to list Asma last because she’s the motive I’m writing this post. I’m a photography enthusiast and I have tracked professional photographers for a while. Asma deserves to be driven to the spot light.Some of her shots :


That was kind of personal reflection. I didn’t write for a while, so please mind my verbatim style.I didn’t won’t to wave goodbye to my lust of writing. I welcome your comments ( Critics and compliments). I Love you dear students ( I mean ,I really do )…

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