Sir Ken on education
I couldn't agree more!
"Great teachers mentor, stimulate, provoke and engage" says Sir Ken Robinson. "But what we have here is a culture of standardisation"
Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.
Friday, 10 June 2016
Here is Fergus explaining to his classmates what he and several of his colleagues have made this morning: a map with even a space station take off platform...great oral language opportunity. They worked really well together with Fergus being a very thoughtful leader. Kapai guys!
A big thank you to Olivia's dad Dan, who came and helped us make a rocket ship. We are learning about all the planets in space around our Sun. We are also learning about sound! The rocket ship has some cool speaking tubes and "phones" that children can use to learn about sound and how sound travels. What a neat, busy morning! THANK YOU Dan!
....and it's got lights!
Thursday, 9 June 2016
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Sunday, 5 June 2016
About the key competencies
All of these key competencies are of equal and utmost importance in Room 1, daily.
We are learning to work together and listen to each other.
We manage ourselves by putting our gear away in the morning and focus on our work and play.
We learn to read and write and do maths.
We participate and contribute with all we do!
Children learn about these key competencies in real life scenarios, or role play.
These key competencies are discussed and named often.