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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Tag Archives: Schooling
From Kelvin’s Attack series that he completed just before he died. In which Pooh looks for a 21st Century Education Part 1 One day, when Christopher Robin and Winnie-the-Pooh and Piglet were all talking together, Christopher Robin finished the mouthful … Continue reading
Mindset is encompassed by the holistic and should be seen as commonsense given space: I give it a strong tick
The following by Kelvin Smythe: This posting supports mindset as expressed by the American academics Jo Boaler and Carol Dweck. I perceive mindset as a strategy to encourage holistic ideas into mathematics, in particular, a curriculum much in need of … Continue reading
When is Jacinda going to save children and teachers a lot of hurt and Labour a lot of embarrassment and take education away from its current resident education dunce? The situation ‘Morning Report’, the interviewer Guyon, the topic charter schools … Continue reading
The lack of attention to: Leadership: you can have good leadership (no recent example in education comes to mind) and bad leadership (Hekia Parata) and no leadership (Chris Hipkins) – which constitutes an abdication to bad leadership The way the … Continue reading
In what follows, I spell out briefly an astonishingly duplicitous U turn by Chris Hipkins that has horrid implications for education. These implications are examined in a further Attack! but I needed to get the message out quickly to encourage … Continue reading
Does the panel for Tomorrow’s Schools remain our only hope? In the absence of providing his own sense of principled direction Chris Hipkins is acting through a disparate assembly of adult organisational educational needs and ideologies. Unable to see straight … Continue reading