Posts Tagged ‘Maths’
Do you think these techniques will translate into “real learning”? Why or why not? Please be specific with examples from the video.
I think that not only will these techniques translate into “real learning” but that they will go far towards the goal of helping children learn to relax and enjoy math as well. The excellent teacher in the video said it best I think when she told us that when they do Math without the drama component, the children seem to race through their work and are only happy when they announce, “I’m finished!” but that when they are working in a Math drama activity they want the lesson to go on and on.
I also thought it interesting the way the Drama Specialist pointed out that instead of just doing math work, the children were – in the way that all drama activities are connected to the human experience – helping a fellow person out with a problem. This will also, I believe, go far towards reinforcing what they were leaning. The enjoyment of the experience as well as their pride in helping solve the mess that chef Jeff was in will help anchor the skills in their minds.
The teacher in role was doing such a great job. And it was obvious she had everything planned down to the most minute detail. And the assessment at the end of the lesson was again quite impressive and had obviously been planned for.
I was really interested to hear more about the DforLC program. I was surprised, though I donlt know why I should have been, that the schools had to approach the program and to come up with the projects they wished to use the drama lessons for on their own. And that the program was so successful for teachers who had had no previous drama training.