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ABC of INQUIRY Interest

ABC of INQUIRY – INTEREST ABC of INQUIRY – INTEREST  “The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.” – Anatole France INTEREST: A chance to connect  Teaching and learning that is based around leaner interests doesn’t mean a free-for all in terms of just doing … Read More

Power of gender politics – Choosing a school

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Power of Gender Politics

The power of gender politics Learning spaces and environments are political spaces. Subtle actions, tones, images and words can create realities for students in school. These realities influence the identity claims, expression, values and beliefs students hold about themselves. Some of the areas available to this influence include gender, cultural identity, ability and valued social interactions. This list is a brief … Read More

Choosing a school – The Long Term view

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The Long Term View

The Long Term view You and your family will have to consider what you feel comfortable with in terms of expectations of teaching and assessment styles. Choosing a school, means placing your trust in people and a system to do the best for your children. You have to know what ‘the best’ looks like for you, your partner and your … Read More

Choosing a school – What type of school?

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Choosing a school – What type of school? The next thing to think about is the type of school that you want to send your child/ren to. Some of the things that impact on how a school is run or how teaching is approached include the following: Is the purpose of the school skill driven? Many American-style schools tend to … Read More

Choosing a school – Who is the learner?

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Choosing a school - Who is the learner?

Choosing a school – Who is the learner? I was recently asked to suggest a school for two students I had taught for several years. The families were moving to another country and they were also considering international schools as a possibility. After some consideration I thought it might be useful if I shared some ideas I held about choosing … Read More