Reading and Writing to Cultivating a Literacy of Place.
We had the privilege of attending an evening workshop that was presented by Ann Pelo from America. Ann is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author whose primary work focuses on reflective pedagogical practice, social justice and ecological teaching and learning.
The main focus of the evening was about using all of our senses to reflect our participation when reading and writing. Ann Pelo inspired us to think deeper when it comes to reading and writing and to really think about finding our place in the world, finding who, where and why we are and just letting these special moments tell the story.
Over the weekend Ann also held a full day workshop where the Nurture team focused on how we could changing our environments from “safe places” to “brave spaces” for both children and educators to feel safe and secure to express themselves. ‘Creating a community of learners within a community which learns’
The Ann Pelo workshops were attended by the Nurture teams from both Onehunga and Rosebank Road.