Starting the school year

LindisfarneCollege

I had the privilege of speaking to the staff at Lindisfarne College at their teacher only day yesterday as they were working to prepare for the return of their students next week. While I was there they were also hosting the NZ Secondary School’s Choir, who provided some entertainment for us over lunch outdoors (see photo) – what an inspiring and talented group of young people!

Really enjoyed my day with this group of staff. The school has based a lot of its pedagogical approach on the work of Art Costa and his Habits of Mind, which provided the perfect context for a couple of workshops I took during the day on the use of ICT tools that support the development of thinking skills. Great to see a secondary school that has such a strong pedagogical focus, and staff within it enthusiastically embracing the intent of the NZ Curriculum and the key competencies.

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