The Value of Championing your students
This brain surgeon went back to his school and thanked his science teacher for inspiring him to become what he is today. As a result the teacher realised what a difference he can make to a students life and focussed on that for the rest of his career.
NZ education practices do not align with research
Nathan Mikaere-Wallis from the Brain Wave Trust and XFactor Education discusses whether New Zealand Education policy aligns with recognised research. Sadly in some areas it doesn't. The school starting age was lowered to five years during the war so mothers could join the war effort. New Zealand was the only country who didn't put it back to six after the war. Learners before the age of seven need to be learning how to learn through play and developing a very strong sen
A real problem we have created!
A dying whale alerts us to our shame. This whale had more than 30 plastic bags in its stomach and starved to death. This is an example of a real problem our students need to use their creative and innovative thinking to solve. Sadly some of the bags were recyclable. After attending the evening with Jane Goodall she made it really clear that we can all make a difference. Our family now do not bring home any new plastic bags home from their shopping.
Pushing teachers' buttons for the right reasons
A classic example of a student pushing her teachers buttons for all the right reasons. Make sure your curriculum is relevant and the students know, understand and buy into the purpose for the learning.