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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Tag Archives: Curriculum
This book review encompasses just about everything that needs to be known about children’s writing and makes a mockery of the grotesque Wow! national standards-Hattie culture of today. As I go through the review, readers will come across small matters … Continue reading
Is this going to be a bold Labour Party or a timorous one? If the school review policy is not changed, that will dramatically reduce benefits from the abolition of national standards and other potentially positive changes. On a personal … Continue reading
Personal writing is a means to let the children affirm that their own lives are significant and worth recording. By bringing their world into school we are in a way legitimising the children’s unique existence and, in a small way, … Continue reading
The idea in Tomorrow’s Schools was that if the government got the administration of education right, and principals followed suit with their schools, the appropriate curriculum implementation would devolve from that. And an appropriate curriculum implementation did evolve from that … Continue reading
Another in the very popular arts series by Chris Graham Primary-school children find clay a wonderfully tactile medium to tell their stories. The manipulation of clay has a universal fascination for children. When given a tennis-ball sized piece of clay … Continue reading
A very able teacher (we’ll call him Bill) from a South Auckland contributing school wrote to me saying: Sorry Kelvin I can’t agree with you on this one. We are in the 21st century, get used to it. The job … Continue reading
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