Attack!

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 folder to store ATTACK! issues is available.

Most of ATTACK! will be concerned with the holistic curriculum which, if acted on, is a fundamental way to undermine the present undemocratic education system. Don’t be discouraged if opportunities to teach holistically are limited, do your best, be a guardian, and act as a witness to this culturally significant and inspiring way of teaching and learning.

To get in touch for comment, questions, and the ATTACK! issues to be sent to you personally:  ksmythe@wave.co.nz

Attack! 0 Folder cover

Attack! 1 A definition of the holistic and the aspect within it that would do most to transform the present highly unsatisfactory use of computers

Attack! 2 The holistic structure for learning

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

Attack! 4 The interaction of the cognitive with the affective

Attack! 5 A stranger walked on to the school property – A seminal moment

Attack! 6 The infant room rocks along like a dinghy in a storm

Attack! 7 ‘I can read’ the beautiful holistic reading insight developed decades ago by our wonderful stjcs

Attack! 8 The right response to dyslexia

Attack! 9 Teacher Diary 1

Attack! 10 Holistic curriculum-driven leadership as against a control managerialist-driven one

Attack! 11 Should be written in crimson over the lintel of every classroom

Attack! 12 Drama as part of everyday classroom life

Attack! 13 Hattie and feedback: how his appropriation is harming children’s learning

Attack! 14 But what has changed?

Attack! 15 Holistic mathematics Part 1

Attack! 16  Teacher Diary 2

Attack! 17 Printmaking at the centre of nearly everything 1

Attack! 18 Printmaking at the centre of nearly everything 2

Attack! 19 Printmaking at the centre of nearly everything 3

Attack! 20 Kiwi Kafka

Attack! 21 Jane Austen and e-asTTle

Attack! 22 Avoiding the hollows

Attack! 23 The phonics debate: it should be game-set-and-match

Attack! 24 The battle for primary school reading –  is the phoneme on the wall? Part 1

Attack! 25 The battle for primary school reading –  is the phoneme on the wall? Part 2

Attack! 26 The battle for primary school reading – is the phoneme on the wall? Pt 3

Attack! 27 The battle for primary school reading –  is the phoneme on the wall? Part 4

Attack! 28 Holistic mathematics Part 2

Attack! 29 Holistic mathematics Part 3

Attack! 30 In blood one day he framed a strategy

Attack 31! Computers needed in employment – bingo – computers should be central to learning: NO! NO! NO!

Attack! 32 Through the Tunnel, by Doris Lessing

Attack! 33 The ‘feeling for’ approach to social studies: it can be transformative Part 1

Attack! 34 The ‘feeling for’ approach to social studies: it can be transformative Part 2

Attack! 35 The ‘feeling for’ approach to social studies: it can be transformative Part 3

Attack! 36 Some examples of activities for a ‘feeling for’ social studies unit emphasising the early and middle stages Part 1

Attack! 37 Some examples of activities for a ‘feeling for’ social studies unit emphasising the early and middle stages Part 2

Attack! 37A Resource pack Toi Taketake: Belonging Here

Attack! 38 To pair or not to pair?

Attack! 39 There aren’t any Eskimos either

Attack! 40 Professors Part 1

Attack! 41 Professors Part 2

Attack! 42 I taught as marvellous as a cloud Part 1

Attack! 43 I taught as marvellous as a cloud Part 2

Attack! 44 The Rock Lady

Attack! 45 Reuben and WALTs Part 1

Attack! 46 Reuben and WALTs Part 2

Attack! 47 Reuben and WALTs Part 3

Attack! 48 Albert and the discovery thieves Part 1

Attack! 49 Albert and the discovery thieves Part 2

Attack! 50 Albert and the discovery thieves Part 3

Attack! 51 Albert and the discovery thieves Part 4

Attack! 52 Where is the science?

Attack! 53 Science perspective Part 1

Attack! 54 Science perspective Part 2

Attack! 55 Developing a case for the earliest learning of science and, of course, music, art, drama, and all the rest Part 1

Attack! 56 Developing a case for the earliest learning of science and, of course, music, art, drama, and all the rest Part 2

Attack! 57 Developing a case for the earliest learning of science and, of course, music, art, drama, and all the rest Part 3

Attack! 58 Mary Faire pioneers a trialling of the ‘feeling for’ approach (1984): an insightful narrative Part 1

Attack! 59 Mary Faire pioneers a trialling of the ‘feeling for’ approach (1984): an insightful narrative Part 2

Attack! 60 Mary Faire pioneers a trialling of the ‘feeling for’ approach (1984): an insightful narrative Part 3

Attack! 60A  Resource pack: A Story of the Treaty.

Attack! 61 I went to a wonderful course on writing

Attack! 62 A talismatic, fundamental posting for the Attack! series using Attack 55! (Part 1): neuroplasticity  

Attack! 63 Touching the clouds: Visual arts at a mythical Kiwi Primary School Part 1

Attack! 64 Touching the clouds: Visual arts at a mythical Kiwi Primary School Part 2

Attack! 65 Touching the clouds: Visual arts at a mythical Kiwi Primary School Part 3

Attack! 66 Touching the clouds: Visual arts at a mythical Kiwi Primary School Part 4

Attack! 67 Touching the clouds: Visual arts at a mythical Kiwi Primary School Part 5

Attack! 68 Kath Murdoch and inquiry learning: patches of clear water but mainly murky

Attack! 69 Some examples of activities for a ‘feeling for’ social studies unit emphasising the latter stages Part 3

Attack! 70 Some examples of activities for a ‘feeling for’ social studies unit emphasising the latter stages Part 4

Attack! 71 Developmental in action: a new entrant room (1989) – the holistic before the fall Part 1

Attack! 72 Developmental in action: a new entrant room (1989) – the holistic before the fall Part 2

Attack! 73 Developmental in action: a new entrant room (1989) – the holistic before the fall Part 3

Attack! 74 Developmental in action: a new entrant room (1989) – the holistic before the fall Part 4

Attack! 75 Developmental in action: a new entrant room (1989) – the holistic before the fall Part 5

Attack! 76 Developmental in action: a new entrant room (1989) – the holistic before the fall Part 6

 Attack! 77 A social studies unit and science unit: a new entrant room (1989)

Attack! 78 Developmental in action: a senior room of a two-teacher school (1987) – the holistic before the fall Part 1

Attack! 79 Developmental in action: a senior room of a two-teacher school (1987) – the holistic before the fall Part 2

Attack! 80 Developmental in action: a senior room of a two-teacher school (1987) – the holistic before the fall Part 3

Attack! 81 Developmental in action: a senior room of a two-teacher school (1987) – the holistic before the fall Part 4

Attack! 82 Developmental in action: a senior room of a two-teacher school (1987) – the holistic before the fall Part 5

Attack! 83 Developmental in action: a senior room of a two-teacher school (1987) – the holistic before the fall Part 6

Attack! 84 Developmental in action: a senior room of a two-teacher school (1987) – the holistic before the fall Part 7

Attack! 85 Developmental in action: a senior room of a two-teacher school (1987) – the holistic before the fall Part 8

Attack! 86 Principals: a programme for you to introduce just to establish there is another way

Attack! 87 A threshold timetable Part 1

Attack! 88 A threshold timetable Part 2

Attack! 89 A threshold timetable Part 3

Attack! 90 A threshold timetable Part 4

Attack! 91 Children of the poor: Bitter and cynical strategy on education and poverty Part 1

Attack! 92 Children of the poor: Bitter and cynical strategy on education and poverty Part 2

Attack! 93 Pragmatism, positivism, neoliberalism and the undermining of democracy and dismantling of public education Part 1 

Attack! 94 Pragmatism, positivism, neoliberalism and the undermining of democracy and dismantling of public education Part 2

Attack! 95 Pragmatism, positivism, neoliberalism and the undermining of democracy and dismantling of public education Part 3

Attack! 96 My call: Hekia is about to resign

Attack! 97 She’s resigned: looking back with despair

Attack! 98 I went to a wonderful course on future-focused schools

Attack! 99 The ERO visit and the water play

Attack! 100 Magic amongst the kauri

Attack! 101 Magic amongst the kauri Part 2

Attack! 102 Magic amongst the kauri Part 3

Attack! 103 Magic amongst the kauri Part 4

Attack! 104 In the Early World: Elwyn Richardson