Tag Archives: Hattie

In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 2

In Part 1, Piglet and Pooh wondered about something called a 21st Century Education; Pooh said he’d found it but, in being asked what it was like, ignored the question, evincing more interest in the honey pot his head was … Continue reading

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If Chris Hipkins can’t do it give it to Kelvin Davis Part 2

In many respects Kelvin Davis is more conservative than Chris Hipkins but Kelvin Davis listens and that is all we are asking. [I want to make it clear these postings are entirely my initiative. If Kelvin asked me to stop … Continue reading

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John Hattie: your research is now a con

In this article I am going to place considerable demands on Simon Collins’ flexibility of thinking, on his ability to imagine the unimaginable, his willingness to recognise a wrong universally accepted right by the media as an incontrovertible right, and … Continue reading

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

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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Children of the poor: Bitter and cynical strategy on education and poverty

John Key: ‘We can count rodents easily – neglected, abused or sick children living in cold, damp houses not so much.’ Stuff, 3 October, 2016. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/84914813/prime-minister-john-key-on-the-wrong-side-of-the-child-poverty-debate Children of the poor: Bitter and cynical strategy on education and poverty Whenever the prime … Continue reading

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In 2008 an ironic quest for Trevor to be our Moses – in 2016 that posting just slightly adjusted

Trevor: as a Moses for the primary school education system, you failed us Dear Trevor: [Based on a posting I wrote to Trevor nearly a decade ago.] Best wishes for your aspirations to be a speaker; you will make a … Continue reading

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Is IES on the ropes?

This is the briefest of postings done on the slightest of evidence, but is IES on the ropes? It seemed to me the beating of drums about clusters stopped some weeks ago – an eerie silence followed. What could it … Continue reading

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