12 Jun 2014 Published by: Posted in: education

Exhibit A:  New school a ‘window into the future’ An article that is partly pablum, partly political presentation, and partly punctuated and grammared bad. Pablum: With solar panels on its roof, it is the first…

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17 May 2014 Published by: Posted in: thoughts

Do I need to shoot wolves or manage bears? Are we solving problems, (perceived or real) in our classrooms and schools by removing factors, eliminating the causes, or indeed building entirely new systems? Or are…

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09 May 2014 Published by: Posted in: thoughts

I flew back from Christchurch on the weekend. Browsing through the AirNZ in-flight magazine, I stumbled upon an article about Lauren Boyle and the NZ Commonwealth Games team. Lauren Boyle is a world champion swimmer.…

Read the Post On the real joy of the creative process

25 Apr 2014 Published by: Posted in: education

To “jump the shark” is a phrase coined to describe that point after which a show, a brand or a design has lost its way and begins a steady decline in quality. As Wikipedia puts…

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