Newsletter – September




Welcome to our September Newsletter!
We’ve spent the last few months exploring each letter of S.P.E.C.I.A.L., although not in this exact order. Now, our journey comes to a close by delving into a concept that can greatly benefit you as a Teacher!

Curiosity is often seen as the key to opening up Learners’ hearts and minds, but Enjoyment is like the lock that curiosity fits into. These two concepts are closely connected.

That’s why we’re putting the spotlight on the “E” in S.P.E.C.I.A.L. this month – Enjoyment takes centre stage in this newsletter!

But what exactly do we mean by ‘enjoyment’? How can you encourage it in your classroom? Is it the same as having fun or something deeper tied to real learning? Can making Learners laugh be enough, or is there more to it? And most importantly, how does enjoyment relate to Learner success?


Think back to when you last struggled with something and then finally succeeded. Remember the joy you felt? Real, deep learning can be just like that. When you achieve it, you set a positive tone in your classroom that your Learners can’t resist.

We all enjoy learning when it’s challenging but manageable. If it’s too complex, it can actually take away the joy.

In this newsletter, we explore the idea of enjoyment in the classroom. We invite you to join the conversation on Facebook or in our community space, TeacherConnectlounge, which you can find here

Let’s dive into this exciting topic together!

We also want to remind you about the power of project-based learning and how it can enhance enjoyment and deep understanding in your classroom. Want to dive deeper? Join our ‘Introduction to Project-Based Learning’ training on TeacherConnectlearn. It’s a fantastic opportunity to get inspired about creating an enjoyable learning experience for your Learners. Sign up today on TeacherConnectlearn!


All the work streams in the DBE-E³ team have been active over the past month and we are
very pleased to share our progress with you.

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