Life is made up of the discovery, or not, of the talents we have. Our changed teaching structure for 2017 is about taking the best of what we have happening across our school and infusing it across all the different ages and stages we have, together, as a team.
Our key initiatives, around teacher and student collaboration, developing a whole connected curriculum approach (seven learning areas), effective and creative use of digital tools, all contribute to creating the atmosphere for intentional and targeted professional practice.
The ability to teach as a general practitioner across the different ages and stages of primary school is not seeing oneself as a 'knower' but a learner. Knowledge is not about what you know, but what you don't know and being prepared to say I'm going to find out. This is key for life - whether you are a student learner, or a teacher learner.
These are just a couple of key points (which I have used to example our context) that are highlighted in the video below from Ken Robinson (British author, speaker and international adviser on education). If you have ten minutes it's an interesting quick view!
I am readily available for any chat that you would like to have around what our school is up to and how we are structuring ourselves to get there. A quick email to make a time, or a request before or after school is all it takes. Never forget that there is a lot of thought, reflection and 'what ifs' considered with all school operation and planning. As a parent with two boys here myself, change is not done for changes sake!
10/20/2016 09:11:40 pm
I am so excited for the Waipahihi community; leading the way with well informed initiatives that promote deep thinking and rich educational outcomes for all learners/teachers.
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