2 March 2017 - Learning activities for learning difficulties
The teachers from Sizabantwana had a lovely time at the fourth meeting on Thursday the 2nd March. Mrs Liz Crosly from Pelham Primary School, who was dressed up as Dr Seuss’s blue fish for world book day, came to speak to the group about inexpensive and creative tools and activities that the teachers could use to help their learners with learning difficulties. Mrs Crosly is a teaching veteran with 40 years of experience under her belt, and a treasure trove of creative teaching ideas.
The Sizabantwana group started with a delightful reading of Dr Seuss’, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and a discussion about the importance of reading for children. Next Mrs Crosly highlighted the usefulness of newspapers and magazines in teaching and how they may be utilised in a myriad of ways to improve, reading, writing, language and numeracy skills, as well as provide a creative way for children to express themselves. Mrs Crosly gave the teachers some practical resources that will enable the teachers to help students find the fun in learning and particularly engage those learners who find traditional learning activities difficult.
I am sure I speak for all of Sizabantwana when I extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to Mrs Liz Crosly for sharing with us her creative and useful techniques for improving learner engagement. Thank you kindly.