The Hamilton cluster meeting at Aberdeen school this week was a great success. It was great to see so many in attendance – we had about 15 there including an international visitor – Joni Warner from the US – (great you could make it Joni!). Participants enjoyed hearing from Michelle (a regular Mantle user), who shared her planning principles. Participants then broke into two groups: one lot tried out planning for themselves and the other participated in a mini mantle designed to promote writing. It was very exciting to hear at the end of the meeting how every person was taking away something new to try in their classrooms. We look forward to hearing how you get on! Do share your experiences on our facebook page.
Next meeting of the Hamilton / Waikato group is planned for Wednesday 6th May and we are all invited out to Te Kauwhata school – Thanks Vicki and team! The focus for that session will be using drama conventions for effective teaching across the curriculum… Watch this space for more information closer to the time.