Ahoy There Me Hearties!

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!

“Learning is fun!”: Year 5/6 Italian Restaurant Experience

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

“Learning should be fun!”: Lessons From The ECTA Conference 2017

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