Dorothy Burt-Creativity Empowers Learning
We are entering an interesting time in education in New Zealand. Our government is throwing some things in the bin with nation standards and charter schools being the big ones. Once again we are reviewing education and exploring equity with the focus again being on access to learning for all.
Before you get to excited we should look back at the education of our past by Educators such as Elwyn Richardson. We can't just plan for our learners mind....Our young people learn through creating and doing. It can get noisy and messy but that is learning. Being creative pushes you beyond your comfort zone. So plan for creativity.
You can be part of the conversation about what tomorrows school will look like in our country, bring your voice to to the table for our kids.
Anthony Speranza-Hope, anthsperanza.com/disruptedu
Why do children in our schools want to "check out" and do youtube. We need to start unpacking the why, do they want to check out.
What is the learning we want for our learners:
Here it goes again the theme of this GAFE. We Need To Take Risks!
This book is a adult picture book on leadership. I think I will be checking it out.
When will the extraordinary become ordinary?
Dorothy Apelu-Supporting students to become better with writing using blogs.
Dorothy talked about connecting what had happened in year 8 and built on these strategies. They used quadblogging to build their writing and connected this to Solo and the Tamaki way of learning. By connecting with a local MP students saw their voices creating change.
So CONNECT, with where your students are coming from, connect with their blogs and their past to help accelerate learning for their future!
Stuart Kelly-In the classroom, I am...
Stuart asked us to consider who we are in the classroom. We are a teacher, student, a learner. I the classroom I am me. I the classroom I am We.