For Educators

  • Is Co-Contruction a Misnomer?
    Posted 12/3/2019
    Is Co-Contruction a Misnomer? When I was a little girl, I bought a new wallet with my pocket money. When I got home I began, excitedly, to fill in the identification card – name, address, colour of hair, colour of eyes, etc. But, when I came to the box marked “sex,” I was perplexed and asked my mother for help. She said, “This is where you indicate whether you are a little girl or a little boy. And since you’re a little girl, you put female.” “Oh Mommy,” I said, “I know who I am; I just couldn’t think of the name.” We all know who we are as teachers, but names are important and naming conventions are telling. If we are to be Co-Constructors of curriculum, then we need to be clear about the implications of that term and what it means for us and our students. Frances Edwards defines co-construction as “a dynamic process in which what is taught and learned (the curriculum) is negotiated between teachers and students, rather than being solely pre-determined by the teacher.”[1] With this definition I am left wondering just how much 'voice' teachers should expect students to have in the design and conduct of their studies. Is…
    Read Full Article >

Not everyone wants to be a Kardashian

Posted 10/10/2018 - 14:01
How anonymity can be a blessing for vulnerable students Everyone wants to be famous it seems. Social media has…
The same as every school across the country, we’re looking forward to welcoming and working with our students for…
Or How to regroup and reposition after poor exam results. What are the practical options?  Disappointing exam results can…

Is laissez faire really fair?

Posted 16/08/2018 - 12:41
Or why bad breath can be useful...  Why young people learning that actions have consequences might be unfashionable but…