Category: Teaching

Learning and Teaching and Learning

This week, the Minister published a new announcement through the media. The headline: “Hekia Parata – Let’s make learning better.” For whatever reason, this completely grated with all sense and sensibility within me. Something...

Troubled Behaviour

Over the years I have seen many different behaviours, and many different children struggling to cope with the myriad of expectations, rules, and consequences that they are faced with from place to place. Dad...

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...

That strange quiet kid

But they do their work. They get on well enough with others. They coast through the year, and by the end of the following year you’ve already forgotten them. This here is a story...