THE END IS NEAR

Mark Osborne‘s key note speech at ‘Changing Spaces 2017‘ on the subject of future focused education provided a range of facts to support the already accepted view that the world is in a rapid state of change and the vast majority of jobs that exist today will be long gone in twenty years.   Ten million

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The Flesh under the PEEL.

Students often receive feedback telling them to ‘develop their ideas’, but they frequently have no idea how to do it.   This series of posters is designed to flesh out PEEL – a popular acronym often used to help young writers support their ideas with evidence and explanation. This series of posters was created in order

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NARKING ON STUDENTS!

A nark is a ‘betrayer of confidence’, an ‘informer’.   Are teachers who phone home to report poor behaviour  ‘narks’.    I certainly didn’t feel like a nark when I phoned home about a truanting student, but the young chap helpfully put me straight.  It got me thinking.   If we accept that teacher / student relationships are essential

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Getting parents on board

One of my main goals this year was to find better ways to establish and maintain close connections with whanau (families) in order to create a supportive environment for students. Home-school connections are strong in primary school, but significantly weaker in senior high school. As a parent myself, I know how important the home-school link

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