things to do on the first day [or month] of school

I was reading What Ed Said blog and this post struck a cord with me. Next week during the first 3 days of school, which are pupil free for teacher professional development, my only session with the staff has a little of this theme; “What’s important to do during the… Read more“things to do on the first day [or month] of school”

7 survival skills for 21st century classrooms and schools: post 2

After listening to Sir Ken Robinson talk about the history of education and challenge why we do things and then listen to Chris Betcher continue the challenge with a DaVinci in the classrooms – I poist so what do we need to do? To help answer this question its useful… Read more“7 survival skills for 21st century classrooms and schools: post 2”

think divergently – encourage a DaVinci in your class or school [this century]: Post one

Sometimes you just stumble upon a great resource that helps you to challenge your own thinking. Well here is one by a well known writer, thinker and talker… Sir Ken Robinson. This clip is one to use and challenge others thoughts – perhaps staff  about why we do things. It’s also a… Read more“think divergently – encourage a DaVinci in your class or school [this century]: Post one”

Why the fuss about flexible learning spaces: building the case for relational trust and personal learning skills.

This is the second post on working in flexible learning spaces [refer categories to access the first on challenges]. Common Context: We have two flexible learning centres at the school currently occupied year 1’s and year 5/6’s. Both the year 1’s and 5/6 teachers work as a team to plan… Read more“Why the fuss about flexible learning spaces: building the case for relational trust and personal learning skills.”

What are the challenges of working in flexible spaces?

New flexible learning environments are being built in schools as rate never seen before [and given the country’s debt probably never again] in this country. The ‘Building the Education Revolution’ Commonwealth Government initiative was part of Australia’s economic recession proofing strategy.   In talking with the builders and the various… Read more“What are the challenges of working in flexible spaces?”