Archive for May, 2017


Saturday, May 20th, 2017

Inquiry Conference Sept 5th 2017

How can we create learning environments that meet the needs of students, while satisfying the demands of the system?

In education we walk a tightrope. A tightrope between making learning something meaningful, useful, and enjoyable for our students, and one that generates outcomes that meet the demands of the system. Tip too far one way, and the curriculum fails to prepare students for the tests, tip too far the other, and education becomes a meaningless chore, something to be put up with rather than enjoyed.

Study Day at St John’s Primary, Newcastle 22nd June 2017

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

This study day will enable participants to work with children and observe lessons in the morning. Lunch will provide a further chance to talk to teachers. The afternoon will be an opportunity to look at examples of planning, ask questions about the practicalities of mantle, and include a short workshop on ways to start a mantle.

Imaginative Inquiry in New York

Sunday, May 14th, 2017

Imaginative inquiry has crossed the sea and been taken up by a group of “four progressive educators from New York City and Los Angeles.” Read more here on their website and, if you happen to be in New York in July, find out how to attend an exciting training event.

Mantle of the Expert in New Zealand

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Kia Ora Colleagues

Teacher blogs can be a fantastic resource. For the writer it’s an opportunity to reflect, record and share progress and musings. For the reader, it’s an insight into another classroom and an opportunity to share, comment and connect.