In Year 6 we are starting the year with a project exploring the brain, with these four objectives:
- How the brain works
- How we learn and how we can improve our learning methods
- The importance of cooperation
- Improve our global knowledge
To launch the project, Year 6 students assumed the role of teachers, and taught their classmates an activity that they could do well. In this activity they learned the importance of good communication, patience and motivation. The mini teachers taught various activities, such as fencing, magic tricks, origami, how to be a better goalkeeper, and drawing techniques.
After the activities, the students discussed what makes a good teacher and what makes a good learner. They will combine this analysis with knowledge of how our brains learn best.