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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Tag Archives: Teachers
Whetu’s conference speech I want to extend a very warm welcome to our special guest. To our Minister of Education, the Hon Nikki Kaye. Welcome Minister. And thank you for taking time out of the most exciting election campaign – … Continue reading
The holistic philosophy is about the interaction of the cognitive and the affective; the combination of knowledges – teacher and academic (also other); teaching and learning being organised by dynamic broad aims (assisted by criteria that can be seen as … Continue reading
I never saw much future in the Key Competencies: I predicted they would be considerably talked about and showily displayed but wretchedly acted on. The problem being that the system they are supposed to function in is incompatible with them. … Continue reading
The article is headed ‘Can we trust the teachers?’ For some reason, Simon Collins, the Herald education reporter, decided to put trust in teachers under scrutiny not politicians and bureaucrats. Why not ‘Can we trust the politicians and bureaucrats?’ Poor … 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
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