MAGIC IN THE CLASSROOM FOR MAGIC TEACHERS

COURSE INFORMATION

 

The magic in the classroom course is a motivating and different training for both the student and the teacher. This course is aimed at anyone involved in education, teachers and school staff from pre-school level to primary, secondary, vocational, adult and special needs education. Non-native English trainers expecting participants to have at least B1 level of English proficiency.

The aim of this project is to encourage and energize the motivation of the students in classroom with a new point of view and approach from other perspective in order to create more cooperative and motivated working groups.

Imagine how it would be possible to explain in a practical way the function of the forces of the universe, which without magic it would be really complicated to recreate it in class. Or the functioning of nature that could only be seen with super microscopes. Could it be recreated in class at a visible size to everyone?

Will you learn magic? Yes!! What is more, this magic course will have a fantastic utility. It will be able to explain a concept or a theory in a motivating and funny way for the student and it will give an extra tool to the teacher to explain certain principles in a practical way in class.

METHODOLOGY

With this course we will scratch a magical surface that it is hidden much more under its enigmatic doors, which must be discovered and practiced to master magic. With this training, it is not intended that the students or the teachers do magic shows or fill big theaters with their magic… or is it?

What is magic for a child or teenager? Magic is something new or unusual: if you show them a bottle with the word magic, decorated with stars and bright colors and where dozens of tomatoes come out, they will may be surprised, but they will see it almost normal because it is a magic bottle and it works like that. That is why the magic we will use in this course will be with known objects that are used in class. For the students it is just as magical to make the castle of Alicante disappear as to take a coin out of their nose.

Each day the magician´s assistant will be chosen, according to the students’ mood and always taking into account the best convenience of the group. The aim is also to turn the teachers into someone magical for them. And finally we will work on the creation of the presentation of the magic game: a “trick” by itself is not magic. It is the story and how we explain the game what really makes it magical.

All materials for the magic effects, both for working in class and for creating games to work with your students, will be provided by the magic instructor.

MAIN OBJECTIVES

Why use magic in class?

  • Develop creativity

  • Improve their self-esteem and learn to express themselves in public

  • Stimulate the student and teacher

  • Get a real mathematical development

  • Managing conflicts in class or conflicting students.

  • Improve the relationship between students and students/teacher

  • Encouraging self-confidence

  • To achieve a better development of the students

  • Improve written communication

  • Explain certain contents and retain concepts

  • Make them think and know the reason for the subjects

  • Develop critical thinking in the student

When to use magic in class?

  • Technique for attracting attention.

  • Improve the classroom environment

  • Practical explanation of abstract concepts

  • Art room

  • Break between classes

  • Relaxation after a physical activity

  • Award for good behavior in class

DAILY PROGRAMME

The days of the course will be divided into theoretical and practical parts. There will also be magic theory, which will go from how to introduce a magic effect for the subject being traded, to how to make the magic effect and all its secrets.

DAY 1: SUNDAY

  • Meeting and greeting;

  • Individual orientation and information about the venue and the city;

  • Distribution of course material;

  • Brief presentation of the course and its target by the end of the week.

DAY 1: MONDAY

  • Presentation of the course

  • Why use magic in class

  • The reason to use magic in class

  • When use magic in class

  • How to use magic in class

  • Magic theory

  • Motivation in class

  • Magic games for teachers I

DAY 2: TUESDAY

  • Teacher´s games II

  • Magic with addition and subtraction

  • Magic with I and II

  • Magic with multiplication and division

  • Magic stories

  • Mathematical riddles

  • Magic Workshop I

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY

  • History with magic

  • Some magic stories

  • Hands faster than eye

  • Inside my head

  • Physical games

  • Challenges of ingenuity

DAY 5: THURSDAY

●     Networking activity: Presentation of your own school and your KA1 PROJECT: 5W's. WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company. 

●     Networking activity:  Guided session to find your best partner for a future JOB SHADOWING and/or KA229 PROJECT.

●     Optional cultural activity: trip to some relevant places of the city with all participants from the course and other structured courses of the company just to reinforce networking between all of you.

DAY 4: FRIDAY

  • Development of creativity

  • History of magic and its protagonists

  • Wizard’s factory

  • Great finish “Grand finale”

DAY 7: SATURDAY

  • Course roundup and final evaluation of E+ Projects;

  • Releasing of official course certifications;

  • Certification ceremony with a video – photo souvenir of the course;

  • Participants departure.

“Magic in the classroom” hopes to explain concepts, help to learn, create healthy groups of work, increase creativity and lose the shyness to speak in public of our students. So, we will enhance our most secure value, our young people, doing our bit to improve our future, today.

MAGIC sessions:

MAGIC course will attend editions during 2022 and 2023 in following dates:

2022:
SPAIN – ALICANTE:
-    From Sunday 3rd April to Saturday 9th.
-    From Sunday 10th July to Saturday 16th.
-    From Sunday 2nd October to Saturday 8th.
ICELAND – REYKJAVÍK:
-    From Sunday 24th July to Saturday 30th.

2023:
SPAIN – ALICANTE:
-    From Sunday 26th March to Saturday 1st  April
-    From Sunday 9th July to Saturday 15th.
-    From Sunday 1st October to Saturday 7th.

COST AND ERASMUS + FUNDING

The cost of the seven day course is 490€, including course fee, certification and support fee, cultural and sport activities in the city. The company offers an Optional cultural package to deepen in relationship between all participants.


MAGIC training course is tailored to be fully funded by Erasmus + to teachers, trainers, headmasters and any other staff of education organizations. Furthermore trainers can help in Key Action 1 Application to ensure that participants can get the grant and could be eligible to receive an Erasmus + grant that cover all the costs of the course.