Second HUPE Zagorje Branch meeting was held at Secondary school Bedekovčina on December 11th, 2017. The meeting was attended by 15 teachers. The two workshops held at the meeting were:
- Pearson: Conrad Kellet: How to maintain motivation for Learning for Students of B1 and above levels
- Irena Pavlović,: Controversy in the Classroom
In the first part of the meeting, the Zagorje Branch president welcomed the participants and introduced the speakers.
It was a great honour to host Conrad Kellet, an experienced teacher and teacher trainer from the UK, who actively teaches across all age ranges in Croatia. For this occasion he prepared an interesting workshop with various activities and methods for motivating teenage learners. The workshop included creative writing activity, writing dialogues using Shakespeare’s language, writing a conversation in alphabetical order and many other activities that teachers can use in the classroom to increase students’ motivation.
Our dear colleague, Irena Pavlović, has made a workshop on dealing with controversial topics in the classroom. The attendees worked in groups and tried different activities which included musical chairs, world cafè, four corners. The attendees discussed the benefits and drawbacks of dealing with such topics in the classroom.
After the presentations, there was a Christmas prize draw for all participants.