Reflections on the Curriculum Progress Tools

In a previous blog post I said my next steps with the Learning Progressions Framework (LPF) and Progress and Consistency Tool (PaCT) would be to work with a diverse group of college teachers. We have met weekly and I thought it would be good to round the year off with a reflective post. Initial steps …

The importance of the Treaty of Waitangi Principle

This year, more than ever before, I've been going back to the original documents that underpin our curriculum. Like the New Zealand Curriculum document, the LPFs (Learning Progressions Framework) and the PaCT tool. We have key principles and values that should drive all that we do in our classes. One of the principles, foundational to …

Feeling redundant in your own classroom?

If you've been involved in project based learning, or problem based learning, or any student led inquiry, you will know the feeling I mean. You're in the class, but feel surplus to needs. Students have the guidelines; they have the learning goals; they have the tools to get them there. And this may not include …

Lockdown Learning

Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster- Elon Musk As I write this post, New Zealand has been in lockdown for almost a week. We experienced a few days of online learning before the earlier-than-normal Easter holidays began. In that time I have witnessed a flurry …