I was reading in the local paper today that Westminster Primary School teacher, Brooke Topelberg, was last nigt awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching in Primary Schools. She was awarded at a ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra.
The judges praised her for using unconventional methods to teach students including the use of puppets and garden patches. Well done Brooke.
I’m wondering what unconventional ways have you learnt something. I remember back in 2000 having a bicycle accident on a ride across Australia. I learnt, by rubbing my face along the edge of the road at high speed after coming off my bike, that the signs that said, “Beware – Soft Edges” weren’t necessarily truthful. They weren’t soft at all.
Have you learnt something the hard way or just in an unconventional way? Sitting in a classroom may be necessary but we often learn in very different ways. Can you remember a teacher who did things a little differently? Did that help you learn?
What unconventional ways have you learnt something important?
Please leave a comment or two about your own learning experiences.
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