Wednesday 5 September 2018
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Come prepared to tinker!!!! The morning provides time to tinker with both your hands and your thoughts. As children and teachers tinker with ideas they build their creative muscle and a sense of camaraderie. Learning should not be emotionally flat - what can help us as teachers to make learning come alive? We will look at the ideas from Simon Nicholson’s Theory of Loose Parts, Gever Tulley’s Tinkering School and Guy Claxton’s Building Learning Power to consider how we support children’s holistic learning inside the Te Whāriki framework. As you tinker you will be challenged to think about the big question of 21st Century learning and what is different from the last 100 years. Neither teaching nor learning should be emotionally flat and when teachers connect with their own passions, sense of wonderment, awe, creativity and strengths, then learning becomes deeply engaging for everyone.