Create Pokémon cards to learn to calculate, revisiting board games to improve grammar… This is the daily life of this teacher from Vignau, a small town in the Landes. Fabrice Rechede, alias Master Fafa, is a teacher. To help his CM1 and CM2 students progress, he creates games that he then shares on social networks. Today, he is followed by more than 24,000 people on Instagram, parents, but also teachers who are inspired by his work.
Cards inspired by the Pokémon game to learn to calculate
If he created his account on social networks before the health crisis, it was during the first confinement that the videos started to hit : “I offered students activities to do at home, explains Fabrice Rechede. I then said to myself ‘why not share them with colleagues’ because this period was quite difficult, we did not really know how to teach at a distance.“The teacher then decides to share his games on his blog and his Instagram page.
learning games directly inspired by the interests of his students : “The trend right now is Pokémon cards. As there had been small problems between the students in relation to this, I decided to ban these cards at school. But as the students love it, I created from it a game on decimals, large numbers, conversions.” The game board thrills its students. So for other colleagues to enjoy it, he posts the game on the internet, which can be downloaded for free.
Today, his creations inspire many teachers“primary school colleagues, but also increasingly secondary school teachers“. The teacher himself was inspired by other teachers who published games and tricks on the internet.”If we can help each other, that makes me happy.“, smiles Master Fafa. The teacher is not paid for his activity, but he receives learning games from certain brands that he highlights on his Instagram page.