Teaching for home learning in a global crisis

I’m writing this on the final day of March. It’s incredible to realise how fast things have changed from just a few short weeks ago, when our response to Covid-19 was limited to teaching the kids to sing “Happy Birthday to you” twice over as they washed their hands. Now the world has flipped. We…

Exploremore: Mantle of the Expert-inspired story adventures online

Exploremore is a brilliant new initiative from a group in the UK including Tim Taylor. I really recommend checking it out. As the blurb on the ‘exploremore’ site says, These ideas are a really simple form of learning using stories and adventures, where children become the ‘people’ whose help is needed to solve a problem….

Cluster meeting in Wellington – 16th December

Our next cluster gathering in Wellington is coming up soon! What: An opportunity to meet like minded teachers with an interest in dramatic inquiry, and get some informal PLD. This time as requested we will run through a process drama based on a picture book. When: 16th December from 3.30 pm – 5.30pm. Don’t worry if you’re a little late – we’ll be…