Last night I had the great pleasure of eating ginger crunch with the good folk of the North Canterbury network of excellent teachers. OK, that’s not the real name of this network, but it’s a splendid collection of teachers from the non-compulsory sector (my Early Childhood peeps! Holla!) and new entrant teachers from local Primary Schools.
We are talking about supporting children and families with their transition into school, and it’s a rare treat to get to work with a group more than once – we are two down and one to go. It means we can follow up with one another, revisit content and keep the conversation bubbling.
First up, may I share this link to the ERO report illuminated for us by the good work of our thesis writing colleague. I vow to have a jolly good roam through this content before our next meeting. I have kinda planned our next session, so revved was I yesterday upon my return home, and so impressed am I by the committed, caring, professional and hardworking crew of teachers in my community. RESPECT!
Also … we were talking a bit about Home Visits … here is one report about the awesomeness thereof.
More links: THIS is an article from Scientific American magazine, called “The Serious Need for Play” and just this same week Mothering magazine also published this article about Play. ENJOY.
I think this will be the next book I read (when I finish at least a couple of the many I’m simultaneously reading at the moment) – thanks MJJ for the recommendation.
AND lastly, the New Zealand Bumblebee Conservation Trust. Let’s all ask for memberships for Christmas. I’m planning ahead.