In order to take a systematic approach to this learning, the following methodology is used: 1) blog lesson plans; 2) put said lesson plans into practice; 3) blog the results. Each lesson plan has an associated “experience” section which explains how effective the plan was when put into practice. this provides a cycle of action and reflection that stimulates learning; a certain level of consultation is also provided by the suggestions and comments left by visitors. Also included with the lesson plans are many examples of activities: games, crafts, songs, stories, worksheets, and so on – most of them having been field-tested during the regular classes that form the raison d’être of the blog.
dan jones is a Baha’i from Ottawa, Canada who has served as a neighbourhood children’s class teacher since 2004. he loves teaching, singing and telling stories.