The Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards 2019
Once again we are in the middle of a process to select team from all over New Zealand, who have been doing great things for our learners, whānau and their communities – and sharing their stories so we can all be inspired. This is an annual celebration of Education Excellence in our country.
Margaret Carr and Wendy Lee have often been asked for a follow-on practical companion to their seminal 2012 book Learning Stories; a complimentary book that provides practical advice for teachers who are embarking on a `narrative assessments-for-learning' journey. After much anticipation that book is here at last!
As a cultural event approaches, such as Mothers or Fathers Day, Christmas or Easter or perhaps Valentines Day, many educators and teachers in early childhood settings give children templates or outlines to colour-in so that they have something 'good' to present to their parents. What is the message we are giving children when we offer children such experiences?
SAVE THE DATE!! 12 OCTOBER AT WAIPUNA HOTEL, AUCKLAND
This year will be an opportunity to explore ways in which we can use our documentation to strengthen our children’s identities as caring citizens. The outpouring of emotion that followed the 15th March demonstrated New Zealand’s capacity to care. Let us see what each of us can do in ECE and schools to deepen and strengthen a culture of kindness and empathy.