jueves, 21 de junio de 2012


Let's build meaning together!
   I've always liked teamwork at school, at the prof, nowadays co-working with Patsy and of course, in life. I really enjoy sharing opinions, giving/receiving pieces of advice, creating texts, plannings, material, whatever with someone else. I strongly believe that this is the only way to grow proffessionally and personally.
   Last Friday Patsy and I shared the last assembly of our mini-project called "June 20: Flag day". Although monitoring the work of 40 students at the beginning was difficult because they were quite noisy, when the class finished we felt so proud and happy for the kids since they could solve the tasks as a team with all the resourses available (netbooks, dictionaries and the materials for making the posters and flags). Another good decision was to mix up the two classes so they could interact with other mates.
     After this result we decided to make these type of assemblies more often. Next time we´re going to share a workshop on BULLYING and CYBERBULLYING in which we´re going to reflect together about this social issue and we´ll try to find solutions to it and of course we want mixed groups again! If you´re interested in the text that triggers all the analysis and the reflections you can have a look at it in the net, it is a piece of "digital literature". Maybe you like it and you can show it to your learners.


Bully for You: Mother's Profile, by C. Joseph

4 comentarios:

  1. Ani, I have always loved studying and working in teams! It is a method that suits me well!I don't know if everybody enjoys it, but if you do you can profit a lot of it.
    Working with both classes may be tiring but it is also very rich.you can get a lot of interaction, and build up a nice community.Especially in this case where the main topic is so TOUCHY! I do agree on having these extra large classes to learn and enjoy by having a great variety of learners in the group.

  2. I do love sharing lessons with Clau too. With both our projects we generally get together to work. We even mix sts up to carry out specific task such as putting clothes together or preparing letters or posters. Sts enjoy them a lot since it is somehting different from the routine! I´m enjoying green helping hands a lot since we are creating a team with different persons from different levels too: Andre an Raque from Kinder, Vale from secondary. And it is nice to get to know how they work in their areas. Sometimes we are too concentrated on our work that we do not see that we can share with others who might be interested in joining us!
    I would love to have 4th formers telling 5th formers about cyberbulling!It´s a very interesting topic now that we have "edmodo"! Can we have a short sharing time?

  3. OF COURSE WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Tahnks for your positive comments!!

    Love you,