Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Putting Bibi to work!

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When I found out Rhoda was visiting us I was super excited and my wheels started to turn about how to use her awesome teacher skills! What better way then to host another teacher's seminar!! The last one was a great success and the teachers wanted more so we hosted 3 days on games and arts and crafts using local materials for the nursery/preschool classroom. I am pretty good at roping folks into helping out here and with the amazing group of teachers I knew Bibi Rhoda would fall in love with them fast. It is a privilege to get to work together with Rhoda, Doro, the teachers, and the staff at Pamoja to make this seminar a great time for all involved. I love collaboration: so much better than anything anyone of us could manage alone. We had 33 teachers this time around (even 2 men) and they all enjoyed learning new ideas for their classrooms. My favorite parts were actually playing the games as they got a bit competitive! Even though we were physically exhausted after the three days we knew it was time well spent investing in these educators. Here's a peak......
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Preparing the teacher's blessing gifts
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who doesn't love making arts & crafts?
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game time...guess what is in the bag
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musical chairs without chairs...we are resourceful!! We used sheets of paper
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we laughed A LOT!
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teaching "Itsy Bitsy Spider"
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"Abdulli says"... Simon says but more local flavor :)
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Bingo...they were SOOOO into this game!
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Teacher's turn to teach us
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getting their certificates
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checking out their goodies...
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It is hard to describe how amazing this work feels to me. Encouraging and learning with teachers is a blessing! I am thankful I get to be a small part of it.
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1 comments:

Bibi Ronnie said...

How fun! Love the video. Rhoda must be having fun, and seems to be handling the heat fine. I always loved pantomined tug of war with kids.