Step 3. Enrich your lessons for children who need individualized education
In order to help teachers and mentors I develop study-material that helps to enhance and enrich their lessons. The material can easily be integrated into the daily lessons. Together we decide which parts of the curriculum can be left out.
The most important thing to me is to have the children feel good about themselves. Once they have reached that point there is room for personal development.
That point may be reached more quickly than you should think. And the wonderful thing is: All the children in the class profit from it. The atmosphere gets an uplifting impulse.
Specific challenges I like to meet:
– making lessons and curricula fit students’ and teachers’ needs
– having children present material successfully and with joy
– teaching children how to cope with frustrations
– helping them accept frustration, failure and mistakes: A very healthy mix!
– teaching children how to read
– teaching children how to work together
– triggering children to get in touch with their own creativity by having them design their own products
– …and on the other side: curbing that same creativity in order to make room for real busy work. Seriously: It’s possible.