jintropin

Calendar

January 2011
M T W T F S S
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31  

Pages

Archives

Recent Posts

Blogroll






 

A lot of help from their friend

Elaine Loughran believes that every child is different – and every one can succeed, with help. By June Caldwell

June Caldwell 

Tuesday 27 October 2009

At St Joseph’s Primary School in County Antrim, Northern Ireland, year 7 children gather in the hallway to yap about their teacher, Mrs Loughran. Since winning the regional award for special needs teacher of the year in June, Elaine Loughran has put special needs back on the map.

“She’s really great because she taught us how to dance to that Beatles song I Want To Hold Your Hand so we could learn about angles, even right angles!” explains Matthew Dunning, aged 10.

The children briefly demonstrate just how the dance routine shows them what angles are all about, moving and stretching their arms to show the difference between a 180° and 90° angle.

David Ellis, 11, remembers most of all learning about the second world war because Mrs Loughran built a bomb shelter out of paper and the class had to rush inside it when they heard the air-raid siren she played on an MP3 player.

“She makes learning lots of fun,” says Nicole Owens, aged 10. “And she helps children make money for charities.”

Read in Full:  http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2009/oct/27/teaching-awards-special-education-needs



Leave a Reply

*