Monday, June 30, 2008
Classroom Innovations by Roy and Jennifer -- Balloon Tests
She has parents fighting with each other and with her headmaster trying to get their kids into her class. And she specialises in teaching right brain-dominant kids how to liberate their creativity and their intellects.
She's never made a kid stand in a dustbin facing the wall, for instance. (Yes... I've BEEN in a dustbin, facing the wall. Thanks to Miss Light, Grade 1, at Colin Mann Primary School in Germiston. Hope you died a miserable death, Miss Light. Or was it Miss Love? Bloody hell. I'm not recalling!)
We've been discussing how to get her knowledge out into the wider world.
That's when a brainwave struck. I love innovating. And illustrating. She loves teaching, and creating beautiful ways of making learning more loving and fun and enjoyable. And her classroom is already a laboratory of innovation. So what we're doing is jotting our ideas down, and we're going to be putting a book together for other teachers to benefit from her experience and wisdom.
This page is a first stab at finding a style for our book. I like the informality of this. But I'd love to hear reader opinions. What do you feel about it? Is it readable? Is it fun? Does it convey the concept fully? What would you want to see changed? Do you have any innovations that you'd like us to consider for the book? Drop me a note in the comments section! Thanks!