Friday, August 27, 2010
Back to work!
I've now been back in my placement for 2 weeks & doing workshops as well as classroom observations with the teachers in my district. I have facilitated my "Strengths & Weaknesses of Muhura Schools" workshop in 8 schools & now only have 1 school left. This workshop runs from 2 to 3 hours where I present some of the strengths & weaknesses I saw in all of the schools I visited (hence the title). Afterwards, the teachers work in small groups to find solutions to the weaknesses. There is a fair bit of acting on my part as I demonstrate some of the weaknesses (like shouting 'you!' to a student instead of using names) so the teachers understand why something is an issue & could easily be changed. I also teach a couple of songs (yes, I sing in front of the teachers) and a game (Simon Says) so the teachers can see how easy it is to incorporate these things into their classes.
As I have no pictures of my workshops yet, I will post a picture of beautiful Zanzibar - I place I highly recommend you visit if you get a chance....