Friday, October 31, 2014

Real life learning

Nothing like an injury to let you know you need to step back and have a wee look at what you are doing. It's called real life learning and if we want to achieve the goals we have set for ourselves we may need to look at the steps we take to achieve them. At the moment, in education, the drive is collaborative teaching and so we need to look at the steps we take to get to this or do we simply experiment with it. I mean we have only been experimenting with your children since teaching started.Education for the masses really started with the industrial revolution with factory managers needing large holding pits for the children of their workers who were still too young to work for them.Have things change much from those days? I would like to think a hell of a lot. Numbers are still not the greatest, powers that be still fund us at 1 to 26 in the senior school and 1 to 16 in the junior school and that still is too many children in a space.Now , though we want to put 50 kids into a space with 2 teachers. Good or bad? I guess this dependent on how it its managed and timetabled. What do you think?

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Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand
I have been Principal of Ashley School since 2002 and I am still learning my job.I am married with 3 children. I have a love of educating children to the best of their potential. I enjoy Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais, cycling and all other sports.