why a guest speaker
A guest speaker tells a personal story to students and adults. The impact of a personal story that is told live in the classrooms is an indispensable addition to the history teaching method. Interaction and dialog with students is used as an engaging guideline. But we also want to surprise, bewilder and awaken. The intention of the guest speaker is to let the students think for themselves about war, prejudices, racism, and antisemitism. With every application, we find the right guest speaker
What does the guest class consist of?
The guest lesson is a personal story and can - depending on the choice of the guest speaker - be told using media and literary/theatrical/visual/musical elements. This is followed by a discussion in which questions can be asked and discussions can take place. The personal story lasts about 30 minutes. Afterwards, the discussion lasts about 30 minutes, during which a dialogue with the pupils about prejudice, racism and anti-Semitism takes place.
The guest class is suitable for primary education (group 7 and 8), secondary education, MBO, HBO, universities and theme meetings.
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A small selection of our current guest speakers
Guest speakers in training
FERRY VAN DER WIJK
DE RIDDERSLAG - GOUDA
It was fantastic. What a lively story! All told very well and clear. Well done. (I also said this to Salman and Jeroen.) The children listened breathlessly, asked very nice questions and were very enthusiastic afterwards. Thank you very much. I am very happy that I participated in this.
GASTSPREKER IN OPLEIDING
I have to say that I am pretty happy with this project. Thanks to your efforts and those of the director. I experience your approach as very positive and felt completely safe and at ease. Emotions, obstacles and the little things are handled with care. I experience this as a close team. Feels good. Just wanted to mention this to you.
REHOBOTSCHOOL - LEIDEN
It was really very special! She told the story so well! Leonie has real talent for telling stories. The records and the timeline that were included, were very pleasant for the children while listening. And you noticed that the story also affected Leonie, because she told the story of her own family. And that was also moving for the listeners! The children were listening very quietly. I will not be in group 8 next year, but I am sure my successor is also interested in a guest lesson. And also the teacher of group 7 ....!
Thank you for bringing this foundation to our attention!