This year's CBCA Book Week had the theme Find Your Treasure. At Our Lady of the Way, our Library was decked out pirate style, including treasure maps, a treasure chest and an interactive model ship. For our Italian lessons, this prompted an opportunity to spark the students' intrinsic motivation. So how can teachers spark their … Continue reading Ahoy There Me Hearties!
Setting: Learning in Year 5/6 Italian lessons, Term 3: “The Italian Restaurant” The students worked in groups, researched how many dishes are served in a typical Italian meal, created names for their Italian restaurant, wrote menus and wrote invitations to the Principal, APRE, Librarian and their class teachers. Students presented their learning in their groups, … Continue reading “Learning is fun!”: Year 5/6 Italian Restaurant Experience
When I attended the annual ECTA (Early Childhood Teacher’s Association) Conference on the 24th June 2017, I listened with much interest to the Keynote speaker: Professor Pieter Roussow as he presented his address on “Building brain capacity – the implications of the new paradigm in neuro-science.” Later, that day, I attended his workshop: “The neuro-science … Continue reading “Learning should be fun!”: Lessons From The ECTA Conference 2017