“Who are the people that help you learn? What are the tools that help you learn? What are the places that help you learn? What are the interactions that help you learn?" Dr Brian Annan is the Director of Infinity Learn Limited, an innovative and ground-breaking education consultancy company which specialises in the design … Continue reading Inside the Teacher’s Classroom, episode eight
On Thursday 22 August, in the WBHS Staffroom, the inaugural Pupuke Alumni Afternoon Tea was held, attracting around 100 senior students from WBHS and WGHS. The event was an opportunity for these students to hear from a wide range of past and recent WBHS and WGHS graduates who, since leaving school, have gone on to … Continue reading Pupuke Kāhui Ako Alumni Afternoon Tea
How do we engage students more actively in what we do in our schools and give learners the opportunity to shape our future planning as a Kāhui Ako? To answer this challenge we have created a Pupuke Kāhui Ako student inquiry team, with four student ambassadors from each of the nine schools in our Kāhui … Continue reading Pupuke Kāhui Ako Student Inquiry Team
“One of the things that interested me about Ida, that I will always remember, is that she talked to us about the benefits of reading…and she said, you can read while you are ironing…and that stuck in my mind that you could have a family and a career, which for her was a very successful … Continue reading Inside the Teacher’s Classroom, episode 7
Dust off your copy of the New Zealand Curriculum and turn to page 12. Notice that the key competencies are at the beginning of the document, before the learning areas and their achievement objectives. Now focus on the first sentence of the first paragraph. It reads “People use these competencies to live, learn, work, and … Continue reading Why I Start with Key Competencies?
https://soundcloud.com/dsm-384272586/dr-scott-ross One of the things we’ve learned, is that if we want to help a school have a safer and more respectful climate, we need to get the students into the leadership roles, really driving the work, because this will have a huge impact on the other kids, but frankly, on the behaviour of everybody. … Continue reading Inside the Teacher’s classroom, Episode 6
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