In the average Brussels classroom we find pupils from very different migration backgrounds, who speak a variety of languages at home. There are also significant socio-economic and cultural differences and there are few ‘uniform’ groups. The white and black classes have disappeared, there is no majority or minority. A Brussels classroom is, by definition, superdiverse.
“Great teachers have the ability to relate to kids !” – Martin Haberman I already shared the ideas of Dr. Martin Haberman (1932 – 2012) who has, among other things, developed interviewing techniques for identifying teachers and principals who will be successful in working with poor children. Education in Brussels & RELATE to kids! Onderwijs inMeer lezen over “Education in Brussels & ROOM 26”
(translated from Dutch: Onderwijs in Brussel is … YOGA in de klas! : in French: L’enseignement bruxellois et la pratique du YOGA en classe!) Teachers (in Brussels) are looking for an approach to manage stress and bring calm into the classroom. This is essential for learning, especially for children growing up in a metropolitan environmentMeer lezen over “Education in Brussels & YOGA in the classroom !”
in Dutch: Onderwijs in Brussel is… VERBINDING maken ! “For children in poverty, success in school is a matter of life and death, and they need mature teachers who have a great deal of knowledge about their subject matter, but who can also relate to them.”, Dr. Martin Haberman, 2004 Above all, a teacher mustMeer lezen over “Education in Brussels & RELATE to kids!”
in Dutch: Onderwijs in Brussel is… MEER brede school ! Community Schools in Brussels started in 2006 with a few pilot projects. The Flemish Community Commission (VGC) then developed a vision and subsidy framework (2012) and a support structure in the Brussels Education Center. Thanks to this subsidy framework, 29 Community Schools have now beenMeer lezen over “Education in Brussels & Community Schools”