In this 5 day Erasmus+ Training for Teachers in beautiful Tenerife, we will unleash our creative brain through a variety of activities. Let’s explore together the art of words, drama, painting, dancing & moving and the art of making things.
This course aims at providing the necessary tools for students and teachers to spark their creativity and color their daily practice.
By encouraging everyone’s imagination, curiosity, engagement, and fun, a warm atmosphere will be created at school where every participant will feel inspired to thrive. We will spark teachers’ individuality and originality by exploring together a variety of up-to-date inspirational techniques to develop strategic lesson plans. In this course, we will cover all the stages involved in teaching, including
✓ class management
✓ preparation and delivery
✓ school organization, and
✓ communication with parents.
Through different activities, we will learn how peers relate and interact in order to improve their relationships. Additionally, we will provide multiple resources to construct a gamified practice that will generate a school full of attention, acceptance, appreciation, and affection, a school that embraces and allows every person to express their true self. The goal is to make our classrooms even more enjoyable, stimulating and engaging by playing around, researching and assessing our own roles. The focus will also be on how to deliver learning and how to measure results. This course will provide you with novel and useful ways to promote student growth through the development of original thought and action.
Is your life lacking in creativity?
It’s no wonder! In fact, tapping into your creative energy can actually improve your health. It might sound too good to be true, but simply engaging in creative behaviors, such as painting, potting plants or cooking new recipes, improves brain function and mental health.
The essential elements of creation are inspiration and imagination. We will explore our unconscious beliefs about our own creativity in order to break through them. As a result, our homes, schools, and workplaces will be filled with colourful ideas.
“Igniting Creativity” Course at a glance
Using creativity in your day-to-day life
Following your impulses for creative breakthrough
Breaking through a creative block
Avoiding being over-judgemental and perfectionist
Understanding different forms of art
Developing creative learning
I am a fully qualified translator with two masters in teaching and twelve years experience in the field. I’ve taught all levels around the world, from primary school to adult education, in both public and private schools. I’ve also trained and performed as a dancer and actress, and I have qualified as a dance and movement and theatre therapy. Teaching, dancing and theatre are my passions, and I keep feeding my curiosity by learning new things.
The art of words
Getting familiar with our unconscious brain patterns
Grounding some terminology
Breaking barriers with imagination
Stepping out of our comfort zone
Embrace reading for the sake of reading
Playing with words
The art of drama
Body, words, gestures & writing
Drama & creative thinking
Drama as tool for better communication
Drama for conflict resolution
Drama for self observation & self inquiry
The art of painting
Creativity, an expressing paradigm
Endorphins & creativity
Creativity, our secret advantage for mental health & well-being
Drawing & painting activity
The art of dancing & moving
Dancing for creativity
Observing the way we move
We are what we move
Using movement to interact with others
Body posture & body awareness
Team building activities through dance & movement
The art of handcrafting
Creativity into your daily practice
Final project evaluation & discussion
What happens next?
Leisure Time Activities
Participants are offered many free leisure activities in the afternoon, including:
A visit to the botanical garden
Surf trial lesson
On the weekend we can organise:
A fun day at Siam Park – the water kingdom of Europe
A travel day to the neighbouring island La Gomera, the hippie paradise
A hiking trip to magic Masca valley
An excursion to the Nº 1 destination of the Canary Islands: the Teide National Park