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The temptation of presentation and Soft Skills in Cambridge OUR FIRST AND unforgettable erasmus ka1 mobility - 2018

Our course TITLE!

Creativity in the Classroom and Presentation skills!

One of our teachers, Maria Dangli (ancient Greek literature and history teacher), took part in this first mobility at HOMERTON College, CAMBRIDGE. She said: "It was really a life dream to be a...student at Cambridge! I not only liked the Erasmus Educational Event but fell in love with Cambridge and the Colleges there!"

Pudding on the river CAM!

Who is this course for?

Teachers of English AND teachers of other subjects who are working at secondary level or with adults.

Maria Dangli (our teacher) being the second from the left in front, Anna Young (the teacher trainer) next to her and her ...lovely classmates!

Teachers who want to refresh their teaching and liven up the classroom experience for their students.

Teachers who want to improve the motivation and engagement of their students.

Course outcomes

After this lovely course I am sure that I have:

An increased capacity to plan lessons and teach grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and the four skills in engaging and motivating ways

The magic board on the classroom wall.
Blossoming all around!

A broader understanding of the conditions and strategies under which creativity develops and of how teachers can encourage creative thinking

Techniques and activities for improving motivation and engagement in my learners

Greater ability to select, design, and use materials that foster creativity in learners

Teachers united never defeated!

Development of linguistic skills and intercultural awareness

Focusing on the best technique!

A network of fellow professionals from different cultures and backgrounds with whom I can share ideas and best practice.

At the coffee break!
Join and enjoy! It worked! Indeed!
The "dream catchers!"

About Creativity

Between the pressure of keeping up with the school curriculum, meeting with parents and running daily classes, it can be hard to make time for creativity in the classroom. With such little time to spare, it can be easy to think – does it really make a difference?

The short answer is: absolutely. Creative classrooms don’t just look different, they feel different. They provide an environment where students are more likely to express their ideas, think outside the box, challenge problems with innovative solutions and most importantly – learn faster and more effectively.

Environment counts for a lot when it comes to learning. It can influence motivation, concentration, memory, and attitude. We want our classrooms to be places students look forward to coming to each day, places that feel welcoming, safe, nurturing, and fun. When students feel positive about their environment, they’ll also feel more positive about what they’re doing in that environment and be more willing to engage with you, the material, and each other.

While you do have to put a little time and effort into developing a positive classroom culture, it’s never time wasted, as positive energy always leaves behind a trace in some small way. A touch of humour, colour, meaning, or inspiration here and there can go a long way.

It was raining...of course!

Keep things light and show you care, emphasize high expectations, let your own passion for the material shine through. Hold meaningful class discussions that go beyond the standard lecture. As William Butler Yeats once said, “Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.”

MAIN OBJECTIVES

Plenty of Cultural events in the afternoon

At the Botanical Garden!

The LONDON trip!

The one day trip to London enriched the Cambridge experience!
Creativity on the street....
The National Gallery gave us lots of ideas for artful focusing lesson creations!
The Saint Paul Cathedral!
Shopping ...creations on the Regent's street!

The Ely trip!

The iconic Cathedral!

At the Fitzwilliam Museum , Cambridge

My afternoon material ...hunting at the museum galleries was really fruitful! Lots of images have been collected and can well be used in history and art lessons."

Linear B' in the museum!
Totally amazing, isn't it?
Ancient Greek pottery precious moments!
The Egyptian collection was just amazing!
The emblematic museum interior staircase.
A glimpse at the magnificent art collection!!!

Anna Young was our teacher trainer. An endless source of creative and motivating material for all of us. Thank you Anna!

Let it drive our teaching!
It was in Cambridge...in August 2018!
Created By
Maria Daggli
Appreciate

Credits:

photos by Maria Dangli, teacher

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