Dec 102010
 

posted by Robert Price
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia November 2010

Elizabeth Kesling co-facilitates a professional development session with me at Children’s Home Academy in Addis Ababa. She is doing a demonstration lesson with two groups of students – pre-k and second grade – using visual mapping. The participating/observing educators have been part of the Thinking Schools training including professional development on visual tools: Thinking Maps.

 Posted by at 6:18 pm
Oct 022010
 

posted by Robert Price
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
September 2010

Structuring the Environment – the physical space; physical things; location of people (students and educator) are best considered and implemented with intentionality. With the Reggio Emilia approach the environment is considered the ‘third teacher’. If we are to have transformational design change in education, all aspects should be considered with intentionality.

The three video clips below include examples and reflections by educators and students. How do the educators and students reflections compare with one another?

 

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Jun 202010
 

posted by Robert Price
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
May 2010

Examples of Thinking Maps being used by educators and students at Children’s Home Academy in Addis Ababa and Children’s Home Academy in Hossana (a rural community).


 

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May 232010
 


posted by Robert Price
May 2010

“This thinking process is a day to day activity with each individual [in all classrooms]. When applied in a government school, the people that come from different backgrounds will learn more. This training is very important to be practiced at all levels in government schools across the grades and all subjects. I suggest it is better to select a model school in different regions. In time these techniques will duplicate to all schools in the country.”

Tilahun Teshome – Ministry of Education
Special Needs Programme in Ethiopia Expert
Daniel Abebe – Ministry of Education
Curriculum Designer
tilahuneteshome@yahoo.com • +251-911-141225
abebemeratedaniel@yahoo.co.uk • +251-911-141225



 Posted by at 6:05 pm
Feb 142010
 

posted by Robert Price
17-23 January 2010
Hossana, Ethiopia
Still pictures of student demonstration lesson in Hossana including community; think-pair-share; think-quartet-share; Thinking Maps; student reflections. The demonstration lesson was part of the two day professional development with teachers, administrators, and local government representatives on the Thinking Schools approach. The sessions were held at Children’s Home Academy in Hossana.

 Posted by at 5:51 pm
Feb 122010
 

posted by Robert Price
17-23 January 2010
Hossana, Ethiopia
Video clip of student demonstration lesson in Hossana including community; think-pair-share; think-quartet-share; Thinking Maps; student reflections. The demonstration lesson was part of the two day professional development with teachers, administrators, and local government representatives on the Thinking Schools approach. The sessions were held at Children’s Home Academy in Hossana.

 

 

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Jan 292010
 

posted by Robert Price
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
January 2010

Collaborative Networking is a key element of Thinking Schools. Collaborative includes: cooperative learning; collegial coaching; community building; connections regionally and globally… Thoughtful exercises that build an understanding of one another, a collaborative spirit amongst the group and stimulate a collective support of one another is important. And why I believe such exercises should be a regular part of gatherings: for fun; for understanding; for growth; for students and educators and community people. The video clips (1-community building exercises; 2-reflections on community building exercises) below shares the use of community building exercises that are an important part of the professional development (so we learn deeper with one another) as well as for use in the classroom with students.

Who are community building exercises for?

 Reflections by educators on doing community building exercises…

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Jan 272010
 

posted by Robert Price
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
January 2010

Leadership Training

Participants from NGOs and Education doing a personal frame of reference as part of collaborative networking; collaborative learning; visual mapping; and prior knowledge at a Thinking Schools / Organizations training in Addis Ababa.

How does mapping a personal frame of reference affect your thinking; your organizations thinking, communication and relationships?

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