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

Now What: Recovering from the Standards Era

Now What: Recovering from the Standards Era

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When the coalition government was confirmed last week, I joined with many of my teacher colleagues in a frenzy of jubilation and relief as we comprehended the significance of this outcome on the future of NZ education. One campaign promise, in particular – the abolishment of National...... Read more

In Defense of Parents

In Defense of Parents

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One of the biggest perceived barriers schools face when choosing to implement a learning through play approach is a fear of the response from their parent community. Many schools worry that their parents will believe that the school, in adopting play as the medium for which teaching and learning...... Read more