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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
The five booklets complete the series.
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Monthly Archives: June 2015
At some time in the future, Hattie’s research and his opinions will be revealed for what they are: a huge charade. But you don’t need to wait – all you need to do is read the postings in the Hattie … Continue reading
Hattie’s research is rubbish. For him, the beauty of it being rubbish is that it allows him to say it says whatever he likes. In his latest trick he has produced a new book called The Politics of Distraction: What … Continue reading
John Gerritsen: War correspondent for the Times, Russell: New Zealand July 1845 Confidential document on New Zealand Wars Documents from the Colonial Office have come to hand detailing a battle fought recently between Lieutenant Colonel Despard leading the 58th and … Continue reading
Instead of giving credibility to the shabby NZ Initiative report on mathematics by criticising it and similarly the shabby Hekia Parata decision to sponsor it (all designed to shore up the failing IES project and the anti-democratic EDUCANZ one), this … Continue reading
Every primary principal should read, and encourage their teachers to read, the latest of Kelvin Smythe’s Primary School Diaries, edited by Allan Alach. It begins by exposing the cunning publicity surrounding Tomorrows Schools, (‘It’s time you knew what is going … Continue reading
The riddle referred to in the introduction is that the main ideas, some of the main lines. and some of the metaphors (for instance, the looking-glass) come from A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf. It is a feminist book; it … Continue reading
These are difficult times for me. I know people in education, even ones who support the philosophy I advocate, find me increasingly uncomfortable. Yes – I feel pretty lonely, but I continue, because I genuinely feel it is useful I … Continue reading