Unleash Education Blog

Getting started with Genius Hour

So this week I was intrigued by the concept of “Genius Hour” or “Passion Projects”. It just so happened that there seems to be a spare hour on Friday where students have finished their...

Discovery and Inquiry

Last week I was introduced to the idea of encouraging discovery rather than instruction in terms of the way that content is delivered. You see, back when I was at school, the teacher was...

Deathstar

After another Ministry of Education hui for principals, a comment was made that the whole fiasco of the Community of Schools / Community of Learning negotiations with NZEI, have left teachers “…with the Deathstar,...

Community of Learning Mincer

In relation to Ministry comments at a recent Community of Learning hui for Board of Trustees. “The Community of Learning… is a pathway… to move a student through the pipeline…” Related posts: Deathstar Do...

Reading Recovery Outdated?

Reading Recovery outdated Change seems to be addictive in today’s culture. We always want the latest and greatest, and tend to shun anything that is deemed too old. We strip back perfectly good wallpaper,...

Kiwi Teachers among best in the world

Newstalk ZB Article Finally. Some worldwide recognition. Sick of not getting it from the NZ Government, we’ve thrown caution to the wind and worked tirelessly for our tamariki; our future. We’ve done what we...