Slowing down to Travel with a Tale…the plan

The end is near to this wonderful COETAIL experience. I am trying to put the finishing touches to my Video. I just published 2 more Travelling Tales ( that is 4 now )  when suddenly I realised I have not published my plan! Doh!

My plan was not set in stone last year as I had too many ideas. But when this academic year came round I had changed grade, changed jobs and didn’t really have a clue what my project was going to be.

Time was on my side. I slowed down. So that I could see what was happening in the classroom and give me some head space.

Photo Credit: 12th St David Flickr via Compfight cc
Photo Credit: 12th St David Flickr via Compfight cc

“Going nowhere, as Leonard Cohen would later emphasize for me, isn’t about turning your back on the world; it’s about stepping away now and then so that you can see the world more clearly ”Pico Iyer, The Art of Stillness: Adventures in Going Nowhere

And I did. I saw the world in my classroom more clearly. A spark came my way.

Below is the UBD plan for Travelling Tales.It is between 6-8 weeks in length. I have included resources that I created to help teach the plan. This is written for K2 students in mind but I believe that the Unit could be adapted to teach other aged children.

Travelling Tales…the plan.

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