Sunday, 25 March 2018

Lets Daltonize English in China

I gave the workshop on Innovative program to teach English in Dalton Schools:

 "Let's Daltonize English".

The program is currently being implemented in the Chinese Xinhua Dalton School.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Let's Daltonize English

Veerle and Ruben took part in an experimental transferring program into praxis, according to their type of intelligence.

They enjoyed this innovative lesson.

Thursday, 1 March 2018

New initiative: Dalton Culture Corner.

It includes topics on British and American culture, based on the traditional elements of  'The Dalton Laboratory Plan'. This innovative program is directed to children in primary education aged 8-11.
The basic pillars of the program: daily, weekly and monthly ASSIGNMENTS evaluated in a form of a 'CONFERENCE'- the equivalent of the present Reflection element.
During CONFERENCE students elaborate in a Laboratory.  This can be a special corner in the classroom equiped with basic materials to create culture ASSIGNMENT. Program consists of five cultural topics. The program includes ready- to- implement materials for children and lesson descriptions for teachers.

Helen Parkhurst on an assignment: "Ït is not much to say that the Dalton Laboratory Plan hinges upon the assignment; for on the degree of skill and understanding with which it is compiled, the successful application of the new plan will largely depend..."

Helen Parkhurst on a CONFERENCE (nowadays the term is often used as a reflection): "If, for example, a particularly interesting theme is assigned as a problem in science or in history, the  teacher should find in it good material for an essay, debate, or for an oral conference...which will result in cooperation in this development"

H. Parkhurst, Education on the Dalton Plan,  E.P. Dutton and Company, New York 1994.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Susan F. Semel recalling Howard Gardner's statement on necesssity to focus on child's individual interests:
"The child-centered strand of progressive education that Dalton represented, helped to create a school climate that was particularly tolerant of individual teachers created assignements, and classroom environments that nurtureed, what Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner terms "multiple intelligence" ....."In sum, Dalton became a place where individual differences- physical as well as cognitive- were considered to be part of living, for Dalton attempted to be in Deweyan terms "an embryonic community"

(Susan F. Samel, The Dalton School, Peter Lang Publishing, New York 1992, p. 102).

Thursday, 15 February 2018

From 16 untill 22 March 2018 I participate in the training of teachers 

at the  'Shenzhen Xinhua Dalton School' - China.

Monday, 5 February 2018


Ready to implement innovative program with practical solutions for both teachers and children. A wide variety of materials offered, including ready exercises, new ideas and inspirations accompanied by Helen Parkhurst's foundamental, educational isuues. My program is based on multiple intelligences and its implementation in foreign languages education.

All of these issues, to make the process of learning English attractive and close to the Dalton Laboratory  Plan by Helen Parkhurst.

Saturday, 27 January 2018