Today was a slow day with activities taking longer than expected but the teachers are grasping the ideas.
We did one activity relating to science exemplifying the strength of knowledge involved in group work. Eric also did an example lesson of a math class by having the teachers figure out a linear equation. Instead of simply giving an equation, it is important that students create it themselves so that they can really understand how it works, what it means and why it is relevant to them.
We went over the basics of a good lesson plan and started a social studies lesson that will be important for tomorrow’s activity “preparing a lesson plan”.
After lunch we continued with a reading about Paulo Freire’s work on banking education versus liberation education. The teachers found this very interesting. We had teachers discuss in their groups about reading and different ideas about education, schooling and the two different types of teaching. There was some lively discussion among the groups about these styles of education.
We started the day by rearranging the desks so that the layout of the classroom could more easily accommodate group work, something not normally done in Haiti schools. After registration, Eric started with an activity to demonstrate different ways of learning such as visual and auditory. It illustrates the different ways we learn, being creative, thinking outside the box and demonstrates multiple solutions to the same problem.
The teachers loved these interactive activities and some even said they would like to use them in their classes!
We are excited to announce that our 10-10-10 campaign with matching donations raised $4,175 for Haiti School Project.
Thank you to all those who contributed and helped make this fundraising campaign a success!