Monthly Archives: October 2015

Another ERO horror about to unfold: Part Three – This psychological terror is the stuff of nightmares

The ministry responded to a small but vocal group of right-wing power wielders who were manoeuvring to annihilate the principal of a local state school. Many in this trouble-making group had influential political links and the attitude of mind to … Continue reading

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Attack! 4 The interaction of the cognitive with the affective

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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A response to the criticism of my criticism of the school that saw art as a distraction to computer work

Readers should know that a number of principals have written in defence of Brendan Fin at Tairua School. And good on them. The article in Stuff on Tairua School was a public release; and my posting in return was a … Continue reading

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For goodness sake let’s get computer use in perspective

‘Tairua School boasts no set front or back of the classroom, round communal tables, an abundance of plants and computers, and no artwork to prevent students from distraction.’ If that last part hadn’t been there I would have dismissed the … Continue reading

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Attack 3! An encounter demonstrating the main aim and holistic in practice

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Attack! 2 The holistic structure for learning

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file … Continue reading

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ATTACK! 1 A definition of the holistic

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file … Continue reading

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