About the talk
Forestry and the preservation of our trees is listed as one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. To make this a reality, it is essential that we change our and our childrens’ attitude to truly care for our forests. We need to inculcate a love for wood and an understanding of why we need to conserve this magical resource.
In this session with experienced IB educator and consultant, Anne Evans, explore wood as a developmentally appropriate tool to build your own resource bank of Math and logic games and gorgeous Art projects. Apply the skills of problem-solving and engineering to instill a spirit of ‘I can fix that problem/ handle this emergency’. In the end, you will have developed your own activities that your children will truly love.
Be sure to bring these materials for a truly immersive experience –
- Wood (about the size of a book)
- Nails (about a dozen) and/or cup hooks, rubber bands, yarn or knitting wool
- Pencil and ruler
- Plate (dessert size)
Highlights you don’t want to miss
- Connect a global cause to your classroom subject matter through woodwork
- Learn how woodwork can help children develop resilience, problem solving, risk taking and a greater sense of focus
- Unleash your own creativity by experimenting with wood as a medium to create classroom projects or games that will excite students