The Role of the Teacher in a Play-Based Classroom

The Role of the Teacher in a Play-Based Classroom

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The Role of the Teacher in a Play-Based Classroom Download a print-friendly version of this article here. Descriptions of the ways in which adults interact with students as they play reflect the diverse viewpoints of the adult’s role in children’s learning and the relationship between these...... Read more

Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom

Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom

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Loose Parts in the Primary Classroom Download a print-friendly pdf version of this article here. The term ‘loose parts’ refers to the resources used to support learning and teaching through play. Identified as ‘variables’ by Simon Nicholson (1978), loose parts are any items children can use in...... Read more

Principal and Senior Managers Seminar Nov 2019

Principal and Senior Managers Seminar Nov 2019

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Sarah and Linda recently spent an afternoon with over 20 principals and school leaders in Taupō to discuss the benefits and challenges of effective teaching through play in the primary school setting. The group represented a broad range of school settings, including both small and large school...... Read more

Critically Endangered: The Art of Teaching

Critically Endangered: The Art of Teaching

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In a time of evidence-based foci, teachers are required to ensure that the way in which they teach reflects practices associated with positive outcomes for kids. That best-practice is undertaken, and the ‘right’ way to teach is ensured. The ‘right’ way to run a reading...... Read more