On 9th July 2020 we hosted our first Online Teacher Intervision session. 7 participants from different countries together with a moderator Maria Grecu discussed relevant teaching challenges. Participants who are ready to learn and building their competencies in the middle of holidays. 😊
Intervision is a form of a peer coaching. Teachers from different backgrounds come together working as a team to answer some questions or a problem related to their work. With different cultural, language, geographical, educational and teaching level background we ensure diverse thinking regarding the issues, which is needed for creative solutions.
Among various topics such as project learning, monitoring of math students during their homework in distance teaching, how to motivate students for math, motivation in online teaching, special needs students in distance teaching participants chose two to discuss in depth: student motivation and special needs.
Some feedbacks from participants:
International learning and collaboration among teachers lead to higher quality of teaching in 21st century.
Thank you all for a wonderful collaboration.
Outbreak caused by COVID -19 showed that circling of teaching ideas across countries is very much needed. A strong network among teachers fosters a better impact on students, a sense of belonging, willingness to take risks, teacher identity and a growth mindset.
Many teachers made digital teaching really effective. Our role as the Erasmus+ courses provider is to make them visible. At Primera we have decided to take the initiative and organize a Pan-European Zoom conference to enable teachers across Europe to share their best practices in distance teaching with their colleagues.
To achieve this mission we:
By reading this article you will learn why it is so important to provide career guidance services for (head)teachers and students in schools to raise their career knowledge and develop their career skills and some ideas of how to do it.
Career guidance refers to a range of activities that enable citizens of any age, and at any point in their lives, to: identify their capacities, competences and interests; make meaningful educational, training and occupational decisions; and manage their individual life paths in learning, work and other settings in which these capacities and competences are learned and/or used. Lifelong guidance is provided in a range of settings: education, training, employment, community, and private. « (ELGPN 2012, 13)
Some facts about career in 21st century:
A simple chemical trick to revive and recycle dried markers.
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From the very beginning, when children start drawing and colouring, they adore markers. We bought crayons and colouring pencils at home for our nieces, but they soon explained: "We have markers in the kindergarten." And this was not a statement, but a hidden message. ;) Why such fascination with markers is still a mystery to me today.
Start your New Year with a brand new Erasmus+ experience. Join one of our confirmed session. We already have a few 100% confirmed sessions for Spring 2020.
Check out the list below:
26. 01. – 01. 02. 2020
Yes, i can: Special needs students and inclusive education – Ljubljana, Slovenia
02. – 29. 02. 2020
Teaching character: Positive psychology for every teacher Ljubljana, Slovenia
15. 03. – 21. 03. 2020
Peer coaching as a sustainable source of professional development – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Learn to ask powerful questions. By using this tool, you can help your colleagues and students to GROW.
Multiculturalism – Teacher’s role in the integration process of immigrant children Ljubljana, Slovenia
Who is up for fostering diversity and multiculturalism in kindergartens and primary schools? This course will teach you how to implement activities with different stakeholders in the process of integration of immigrant children.
22. 03. – 28. 03. 2020
Stress management in schools – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Prevention of violence: say NO to bullying and child abuse – Ljubljana, Slovenia
03. 05. – 09. 05. 2020
What provokes conflict and how can we manage it? – Ljubljana, Slovenia
Teaching character: Positive psychology for every teacher – Split, Croatia
If we got your attention but you have more questions before you make the pre-registration, please write us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We’ll be happy to help you get the perfect Erasmus+ experience.
Spring is the time when everything starts to wake up and blossom. You don’t want to miss this magical season in Ljubljana. Here are our tips on what to do in Ljubljana during Spring.
GET LOST IN LJUBLJANA’S OLD CITY CENTRE
This is a must for every season! Take a walk between the medieval streets and squares, pass the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge, climb up the castle, follow the river bank and admire the arcades and other creations of our famous architect Jože Plečnik An idea for a self-guided tour can be found HERE. Ljubljana in spring is in full blossom, so the views are even nicer.
FILL YOUR LUNGS WITH FRESH AIR AND TAKE A HIKE
It is important to get some fresh air even in the colder months. Nature begins to awaken in spring, so if you are longing for some nature, this is the best time for it. Walk from the city centre past the National Gallery of Slovenia and you will find yourself in Park Tivoli. You can walk the paths of the park or follow them uphill and make a small hike to Rožnik. If you are interested in a bigger challenge, hike to Šmarna Gora. It is the highest hill in Ljubljana at over 600 meters. You can get there by car or bus (take line 8 direction toward Gameljne to Tacen station).
EXPLORE OPEN-AIR CUISINE
In Spring, long-awaited Open Kitchen reopens for a new season. It is a culinary market that takes place every Friday from March to the end of October at Pogačar square in Ljubljana. With over 60 of the best Slovenian restaurants, this is a culinary gourmet event where the best chefs prepare a variety of delicacies in the open-air kitchen. You can choose between 150 dishes from different stalls, from traditional to modern cuisine, while the inhabitants of Ljubljana meet visitors from other countries.
LISTEN TO A CONCERT
If you are looking for something to do on colder evenings, listening to live music in many of Ljubljana’s bars can be a nice change from an active outdoor day. Grab a drink and enjoy good the atmosphere that music creates in Ljubljana during Spring time. To see what is happening at the time of your stay, look HERE.
GO TO A CINEMA
If you want to sit down for a while, to go to cinema and watch a movie can be the thing to do. Depending on your film preferences you can visit Kino Komuna for more independent films, Kolosej for a bigger variety of choice or Kino Bežigrad for blockbusters and good hamburgers in James Dean’s and Marlyn Monroe atmosphere of the place.
VISIT A ZOO
A visit to a zoo is always a wonderful experience, specialy in spring when life and nature wake’s up again. The zoo is situated in a quieter area of Ljubljana, under the Rožnik hill within the confines of a forest. It is only 30 minutes walk from the city centre or you can hop on the bus no. 18. Depending on the schedule, you can see zookeepers feeding the animals and shows of sea lions, elephant, cheetah and capybaras. In addition to exotic animals, you can see some animals native to Slovenia such as lynx, brown bear, wolves, deer and fox, among others. They also have a mini zoo where you can pet animals and a restaurant, if you want to take a little break. For more information click HERE.
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In Ljubljana, temperatures can drop below 0 degrees in winter. And if you are lucky, you can even see some snow during your visit! So bring your warm clothes and some gloves, because the capital of Slovenia is charming at any time of year and in any weather. Here are some ideas of what to do in Ljubljana in the colder months.
TAKE A WALK AROUND LJUBLJANA’S OLD CITY CENTRE
At any temperature, a stroll through the old town should be a must for anyone visiting the capital of Slovenia! Take a walk between the medieval streets and squares, pass the Triple Bridge and the Dragon Bridge and end with a hot drink in one of the bars Ljubljanica River.
GO ICE SKATING
If you feel more, put on your ice skates and get active! There’s an ice hall at Park Tivoli where you can ice skate. And since it is located inside, it is an activity that is suitable for any weather. For pricelist and opening hours click HERE to visit their official website.
SEE LJUBLJANA FROM ABOVE
You can visit the castle of Ljubljana, where you have a beautiful view of the city. To get there, you can take a short walk up the hill or take a funicular. If you want to enjoy a drink with a view, we recommend a visit to the Caffe Skyscraper or the bar at the top of InterContinental Hotel. Both offer a fantastic view of the city from above.
Ljubljana has a wide range of shops to buy gifts, souvenirs or simply something new from abroad. For those who prefer to lose themselves in large shopping centres, BTC City is the right destination. For the lovers of boutique shopping you don’t have to travel far, the old town of Ljubljana is full of small, unique shops for every taste and need.
VISIT A GALLERY OR MUSEUM
If you are not a shopper but rather a gallery hopper, we recommend that you visit one of our many galleries and museums where you can escape the cold. National Gallery of Slovenia is a must with its large art collection dating from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century. On the first Sunday of the month, some of them offer free entry, as well as on special holidays such as 3rd December and 8th February.
HAVE A GAME NIGHT
If you are coming in pair or with a group, you can challenge them to an Escape room. This can be a nice bonding activity as well as having some workout for your mind. There are plenty of choices and it’s up to you which one you prefer. HERE are some of the choices you can find in Ljubljana. If you don’t want to be put under time pressure, a more relaxing option can be to have fun playing board games. Visit Dobra Poteza where you can choose between different types of board games that you can rent. And don’t worry if you don’t know the game! Their staff will be there to help you and explain the rules at the beginning of the game.
LJUBLJANA IN DECEMBER
If you are coming to Ljubljana in December, you can admire the Christmas lights in the city. You can get into a festive mood by visiting the Christmas markets. At the stands, you can choose between various hot drinks and sweets, but you must try roasted almonds and mulled wine. Ljubljana hosts many different concerts and shows during the Christmas season in different places in the city, so don’t miss them.
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