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Best Practices 2017

Agrupamento de Escolas de Moure e Ribeira do Neiva, Portugal

Eco school

certified for 5 years already with the national symbol of school for good ecological practices the green flag.

We are proud of the quality of the gardens

We have a organic vegetable garden which is considered the second best in the country.

We have been developing a health education project

that allows us to be certified as “health promotion school” for 12 years.

Thematic

classrooms

for

structural subjects such as Maths or Sciences; rooms have specifical didactic material;

Coadjuvation of 2 hours with the purpose/goal of increasing the writing and reading skills – “Escriturália” and “Forum de leitura”:

“Escriturália”:

it

is

a

project

working directly with the school

where

library

pupils

write

different types of texts(

narrative, poetry,) according to the given theme;

“Forum

de

Leitura”:

small

groups read different types of

books and

prepare

oral

presentations about them.

Homogeneity groups ( same type of difficulties and of the same year/grade)- pupils

attend a different classroom

with a different teacher till they have overcome their difficulties ( limited time space);

PBL - With PBL, students learn cooperatively

, solving problems , autonomously, present their ideas and work to others and learn by

doing. In fact , they are learning new contents

and skills and also learn how to learn

(

process). Thus ,they will be able to apply this

acquired knowledge of how to learn in further

and future learning experiences.

LLD In order to develop reading habits and increase literacy the library supplies pharmacies, coffeeshops and so on with books that people can take home, read and then bring them back (LLD means leva, lê-me e devolve-me).This is an effort to take education outside the school physical building

The school also offers adult education courses, modular courses in the areas of English and ICT.

Collaborative work teachers have an extra 45 minutes per week to

meet with other teachers teaching the same subject in order to share work, material, practices. They articulate and cooperate with each

other.

There is a wide variety of clubs/

projects that try to meet students’

needs and interests: Gardening,

Health, Radio, Science, European club and projects and so on. The main goal is to address informal education and collaborate with

formal curricula so students learn

effectively.

Kindergarden:

Project based methodology ( socio- construstivist methodology work orientated based on the children’s

interests and needs).

Articulation/collaboration work

between Kindergarden and 1st cycle

teachers in activities such as the development of speaking and calculus. There is a great effort in integration ( officially 2 activities for children leaving kindergarden and

going to the 1st year

cycle).

in the 1st

Intense Collaboration with parents regarding the execution of activities and development of adequate materials ( Festive days, theatre, story telling).