19. – 20. of October Smart Teachers Play More hosted a course in Badajoz, Spain. 25 Spanish teachers joined the course and experienced the power of play with their students. STPM thanks them for their fantastic participation and we are looking forward to meeting them in Iceland.
Friday the 11th of October Play To Learn More hosted a outdoor conference in the most beautiful environment at the Gardening School in Hveragerdi Iceland. The place is very adventurous with all it´s huge greenhouses and nice trees (which is hard to find in Iceland!). Over 400 teachers from all over the island came together and learned about different things that can be done both inside and outdoors with children. The participants could choose between 15 workshops f.eks. mindfulness, outdoor journeys, nature paths, yoga and movements, outdoor stationary work and more.
Play To Learn More thanks everyone that participated and are looking forward to seeing you all again next year.
Wow! What a great week we had in Alicante this year! Teachers from all over Europe together learning and playing. At the same time as the big Hogueras Fiesta was for a week in Alicante. Party, sangria, dancing and fireworks all night long and course all day long.
Here you can see a video that Mariola from Poland participants made.
The fourth Play To Learn More conference will be held in Hveragerði, Iceland the 11th of October this year. The theme this year will be Outdoor learning!
An excellent international teacher team will introduce us to outdoor activities based on play, movements and senses reflected in environmental protection, recycling, and mindfulness. The conference will be held in the beautiful surroundings of the Gardening school of Hveragerdi. Wich is known as the “flower” town of Iceland, 40 minutes by car from Reykjavik.
Kristín from PTLM and Sarah Jane Anthony can´t wait to meet the 27 teachers from all over Europe that are coming to Iceland on an STPM course that starts Monday the 18th of March. For five days we are going to learn, play, share ideas, visit schools, be creative, enjoy Geysers and warm outdoor swimming pools and most of all have fun!! If you want to join one of our courses apply for an Erasmus KA1 grant!! Looking forward to seeing you!
In collaboration with Sarah Jane Anthony at Smartenglish School in Alicante, Play To Learn More offers Erasmus KA1 course for European teachers. This project is called Smart Teachers Play More! Three courses are held in Iceland this winter and two in Alicante, Spain. These five and seven-day courses are highly practical and inspiring. In Iceland the participants do also get the opportunity to visit schools and educational institutions. Meeting colleagues from all over Europe is inspiring and fun. A Smart Teacher Play More course might be something for you?
All Play To Learn More (PTLM) activities can be played as individual activities. PTLM is based on sports and PE education. To get the best results with PTLM, we have put together a structure of a class that is based on the same components as sports training. In this video, you can see why we think it is so important to give the children the opportunity to learn and experience through different parts of the lessons. Just like we like to split our training up in different parts when we go to the gym to experience the wellness of the training through different senses!
If you want to learn more about Play To Learn More contact and join our courses! firstname.lastname@example.org
Play To Learn More believes that one of the fundamental things for the teacher is his and her mental and physical wellbeing. It is our own responsibility to do what we can to stay fit physically and mentally. Teachers are so lucky that we can nurture ourselves while working with the children. The possibilities are all around us!
This video and the poster were made for the annual PTLM conference in Iceland 2017. The conference was dedicated to physical activities and wellness in general for children and teachers in PTLM schools in Iceland. We hope that you enjoy it even though it is in Icelandic! The video says more than words.
Have fun, take responsibility and move with your students!