Monday, October 13, 2008

Ulearn 08 Conference

As always, Gay & I came away with renewed enthusiasm after the conference. It's great to gather new ideas and to hear of peoples success with Discovery Time. We get very excited when teachers tell us that "Yes, this is what our kids need."

We have had many enquiries about our book so here are a few more details.
This is the blurb on the back cover:

Discovery Time provides an exciting environment in which to strengthen the key competencies and bring fun into children's learning.
Discovery Time is an activity-based programme, held once a week. It's a fantastic opportunity for kids to explore and create.
Students say:
It's the best part of the whole week.
You learn to challenge yourself.
You get to do stuff that yo've never done before and you think you can't do it but you can.
Teachers say:
It puts balance back into the curriculum.
It puts kids in charge of their own learning.
It's a chance to stand back and really observe your students.
The possibilities are endless...

Read the book and you'll know:
  • Why Discovery Time is important for todays kids
  • How to plan, structure and organise the session
  • How to use Discovery Time to strengthen key competencies
  • How to use the reflection time at the end to maximise learning

There are also lots of ideas for activities, plus examples of completed planning sheets to get you started.

Don't forget to check out the CD Rom that goes with the book. This contains all the colour pictures that we couldn't put into the book, recipes and quotes from the research (A4 posters for displays).

email and we can put a copy in the post and send an invoice $48 NZ (including postage & GST).

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