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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Tag Archives: Developmental
It was interesting to listen and watch the reactions of the group members when choices had to be made from their own submissions. By trial, error, and much discussion we established a lay-out for the spaceship. This stage of the … Continue reading
It was late 1989, and this was one of my last undertakings before I resigned from the prospect of Tomorrow’s Schools to argue for something very different, an alternative symbolised by what follows. We’ve turned the classroom into a spaceship. … Continue reading
National standards have gone, but how will schools react, will it just be much the same but minus official national standards? will it be many scratching their heads? or will it be a return to holistic values, our education cultural … 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
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
I am venturing once again to visit my friend Chris Horne at Glen Eden Intermediate, in appropriately-named Kaurilands, just off Titirangi Road, for further drama inspiration. In my last visit the result was Attacks! 100-103 Magic amongst the kauri based … Continue reading