American History – learned over a weekend.

This post continues to be written by our four staff over in Boston – this time over the weekend exploring American history.  The weekend was spent exploring Boston’s significant history, namely its prominent place as the birthplace of American independence. We walked the ‘Freedom Trail’ which commenced at Boston Common;… Read more“American History – learned over a weekend.”

Extended family holidays – an opportunity or a threat to learning?

Last week I was engaged in my school’s peer review process and we tossed around a question on extended student absence from school for family travel purposes. You see extended family holidays are close to the number one reason why young people miss school at my school. Just last week… Read more“Extended family holidays – an opportunity or a threat to learning?”

“What would you do if you could change the world?”

I have just picked up on the documentary now out at the movies “I am eleven” that poses this question to 11 year olds around the world. Why 11? I think Genevieve Bailey thought 11 years of age is a unique period where young people are not quite teenagers yet… Read more““What would you do if you could change the world?””

Survival skills and holiday walks

Over the holidays I spent 3 weeks with the family at the beach, in fact two beaches Point Leo and Lorne. The slideshow in the right column has various pictures taken on the walks. Time went quickly as it does for most people on holidays and by the fourth week, after lots… Read more“Survival skills and holiday walks”