Innovation in education may seem difficult, but it may be a lot simpler than we think.
“To prepare children for the real world we must bring the real world to them.”
Here are ten ways teachers and schools can provide innovative, progressive learning environments without breaking the mould too much.
1. Buy some binoculars and start a lunchtime birdwatching club.
2. Grow vegetables in the school garden and cook food for grandparents.
3. Start a camera club, Children take photos on cheap digital cameras and make their own albums for the school fair.
4. Allow other schools to use your library. Your class acts as librarians and loans out books as well as gives advice on borrowing.
5. Allow the children to choose and organise their own excursions. Even writing the risk assessment.
6. Make mindfulness part of the daily routine.
7. Allow students to give feedback on your lessons anonymously.
8. Start mood diaries where children can let you know how they are feeling in secret.
9. Have a suggestions box on your desk to allow children to have a voice.
10. Provide small loans to children who wish to start entrepreneurial activities. Children must repay the money and provide a sound business plan.
Try these and see your school flourish.
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