Pineapple Charter: developing internal expertise through a welcoming culture

Learn about the concept of the Pineapple Charter, an approach that promotes classroom observation by colleagues to share internal expertise.

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Traditionally, pineapple would be a symbol welcome and hospitality, particularly among Guadeloupeans. The concept of the pineapple charter, or pineapple chart, which we hear more and more about in education, therefore refers to the willingness of a teacher to welcome his colleagues in his "home", that is to say his class, to share a practice.

For the "guest", no report to produce, no need to take notes, and he or she can even bring in a little work to catch up and concentrate on the part of the period that interests him or her more particularly. . It is a very informal activity.

How to create a pineapple charter?

Concretely, this involves creating a poster on which a table is drawn, for example boxes representing the current month. It is installed in a place easily accessible to teachers.

Then, those who wish to participate write down on the corresponding day the theme or the special technique that they will discuss with their pupils and which could possibly be of interest to other colleagues. For example, the use of virtual reality glasses, a robotics workshop, a Skype with a special guest, etc.

The other teachers will be able, at the agreed time, to come into the classroom and observe so as not to disturb the normal course.

Un exemple de charte de l'ananas
An example of a pineapple charter that you can save.

The themes proposed in this table do not have to be digital, quite the contrary! However, the approach can certainly be used to encourage the first small steps of those who prefer to see how it goes before embarking on their own group of students.

See on Pinterest examples of “pineapple chart” type tables to inspire you!

The pineapple charter, according to Stéphanie Dionne of the École branchée. Carried out during the CréaCamp managers in May 2019.

Have you already used this technique in your community? Feel free to share your experience and advice in the comments below to make it a most positive experience!

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Audrey Miller
Audrey Miller
General manager of École branchée, Audrey holds a graduate degree in educational technologies and a bachelor's degree in public communication. Member of the Order of Excellence in Education of Quebec, she is particularly interested in the professional development of teachers, information in the digital age and media education, while actively creating bridges between the actors of the educational ecosystem since 1999. She is involved these days in particular in Edteq Association and as a member of the ACELF Communications Committee. When she has free time, she is passionate about her children, his rabbits, horses, good wine and... Web programming!

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