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”.
We started the training that 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!
Check out this great article about our Board member David Reichow and Haiti School Project!