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L’art de contar històries

Vós, mestre, per què ensenyeu? 
Ensenyo per aprendre!
Pere Quart

Vet aquí una vegada un enamorat dels contes i el relat oral a qui li agradava ben sovint compartir històries i aventures mentre els seus alumnes gaudien i aprenien noves paraules, formes de comunicar i expressions natives que guardaven amb cura per tornar a fer servir fora de classe.

Segur que a hores d’ara heu endevinat que parlem del Sr. Alcobé, a qui l’art de contar històries li és innat com el de voler ensenyar. Per això, sovint regala contes a les seves classes i per això als alumnes els encanta que ho faci. La setmana passada va ser un d’aquells moments a 3r d’ESO i vam tenir la sort d’escoltar en directe una llegenda índia que conta la història d’un viatge d’iniciació i creixement. Us en deixem una mostra:

I vet aquí un gos i vet aquí un gat, aquest conte no s’ha acabat. Hi haurà històries que contar i aventures que imaginar tots junts. Hi haurà professors com el Sr. Alcobé amb qui ens asseurem a terra o a la vora del camí per aprendre plegats.

From caterpillars to butterflies. A class with Miss Katie Owen in Foundation 5

We have started this new school year with some new faces at St. Peter’s School. They are all ready to make their classes enjoy themselves as they grasp the concepts which will form the basis of all their future learning.

Katie Owen is one of our new faces, our Foundation 5 teacher. She comes from the Lake District in Northern England, where it is very beautiful, but (as she says) it rains a lot. That was the reason that made her first move to Perth in Australia and later to Barcelona, a bit closer to home. And of course, that is also the reason why she is now teaching Foundation 5.

Today we spent a while in Miss Katie’s class and could see how the children enjoy their time as they learn, play and listen to exciting tales such as the one we listened to today: The Hungry Caterpillar, a perfect tale for introducing new vocabulary about animals and to help them understand how changes can bring us great surprises.