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National Standards and the damage done

Many schools around New Zealand still struggle to align the strange dichotomy of a curriculum that embraces our understanding of the developmental growth of children and National Standards which are completely arbitrary. 198 more words


Key Competencies book review | The future's bright....

I must confess that, the references to ’21st century education’, and the memes that surround it, are ones I am increasingly trying to avoid in favour of more precise descriptions of what we are actually trying to achieve with education that suits our learners, their needs if they are to thrive in society, knowledge and understandings about how we learn and what is possible using (and not using) digital technologies…and I know I’m not alone (check out posts from… 448 more words


setting up learning outcomes for 7th grade - part 1

As I outlined in my first post, my curriculum needs more than botox or a facelift–it needs facial reconstruction (forgive me the metaphors–I’ve been rewatching all of the Real Housewives franchises from the beginning and chirpy discussions about “looking and feeling young” are on my mind).  501 more words


Here We Go Again...

We had predetermined that, after Shelby’s lack of commitment to follow it through last year, we were absolutely not going to retry Sign Language for next year (second grade). 291 more words


Welcome To "Wood Land"!

“Wood Land” was a day long collaboration between two students (brothers) today using our blochhi naturali and other interesting pieces in our classroom.

This is Wood Land.

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Classroom Update: Let The Children Build It

As I posted previously, the classroom was in need of a complete revamp to fit with the Reggio way. This past week I was finally able to go ahead and purchase the shelving I had my eye on at IKEA in New Haven, CT. 640 more words


Electives and Commitment

God bless my adorable Shelby. She is such an overachiever. However, she has a tendency to want to start something she thinks will be fun and then give up once the first obstacle hits. 498 more words