Six Bricks… what is it?
It’s a creative, effective, experiential-based way of teaching in primary school and preschool, to inspire and motivate young children to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes for success in life.
Each child receives six 2×4 stud bricks, one of each color, to have on their desk or readily available throughout the school day. This allows the teacher to easily facilitate any activity at any time. Regular repetition is key to these activities’ success, as it helps children consolidate new knowledge and organize their brains better.
Innovation can be expensive and require huge effort… but not with Six Bricks!
The course will explain how to introduce the Six Bricks pedagogy in your classroom, develop the creativity and collaboration skills of your students, and deliver curriculum-based lessons.
During the course, participants will become familiar with the Six Bricks pedagogy and will learn how to use this simple, cheap, and durable material to develop literacy, numeracy, physical, perceptual, socio-emotional, and collaborative skills.
By the end of this course, participants will have gained the knowledge and experience to bring the Six Bricks revolution to their classroom, they will know how to make their lessons more fun, engaging, and experience-based and will have created an action plan to make it happen!
The course will help the participants to:
- Understand the benefits of Six Bricks pedagogy;
- Introduce Six Bricks in the classroom;
- Incorporate Six Bricks pedagogy into curriculum-based lessons;
- Use Six Bricks to enhance the literacy, numeracy, physical, perceptual, socio-emotional, and collaborative skills of students;
- Create an action plan for implementing Six Bricks in their classroom;
- Develop strategies for making lessons more fun, engaging, and experiential-based;
- Have an open view of what innovation in the classroom is and think of other cheap ways to implement it.
Day 1 – Introduction to the course
- Introduction to the course, the school, and the external week activities;
- Icebreaker activities;
- Presentations of the participants’ schools.
Let’s get started
- Why go low-tech?
- Which skills do we need to develop in our classroom?
Day 2 – 21st-century skills… with Six Bricks!
- Introduction to the Six Bricks pedagogy;
- Introduction to the materials;
- Promote communication, creativity, and group work through the Six Bricks.
Day 3 – The curriculum
- Plan and execute literacy activities with Six Bricks;
- Plan and execute numeracy activities with Six Bricks;
- Plan and execute gross and fine motor skills activities with Six Bricks.
Day 4 – Looking forward
- What else could we do?
- Six Bricks of creativity;
- Low-budget ways to bring innovation into your classroom.
Day 5 – Make it happen
- Bring the Six Bricks to your classroom;
- Lesson planning;
- Evaluation tools.
Day 6 – Course closure and cultural activities
- Course evaluation: round-up of acquired competencies, feedback, and discussion;
- Awarding of the course Certificate of Attendance;
- Excursion and other external cultural activities.