Thursday, March 31, 2011

Koraunui School

On my first visit to Koraunui School in Stokes Valley I was greeted with this picture on the side of a building for all to see.

The children in the school had contributed the painting of these colourful connecting habits.As I walked around the school there was evidence they were being used.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

What students say

When Judith Brown completed a Basic Week in 2004 she worked with her class with the ideas of a quality classoom.  The students learned about Dr Glasser and his theory.  In a piece of writing they mounted an argument for the Glasser classroom. The following are comments from some of these pieces of writing.

  • We have a Glasser classroom.  This means that we improve in our work.  In my learning I have moved up a lot.  I am proud of what I have done for the last year.
  • I think that we should have Glasser in our classroom.  Firstly because we'll have freedom of choice.  Being able to choose between some things makes learning more enjoyable.  
  • In this class I get along with most of my friends because they don't make fun of people on purpose.
  • I feel our classroom has most of the five basic needs, which means we have everything
  • I think our class has a lot of self discipline and caring in our work and we pay attention to all who are speaking and trying to tell is something.
  • Glasser brings the class together and  brings students and teachers to a bonding relationship.  This means the students want to learn and gain interest in subjects such as maths.  Glasser lets the teacher relax and gives a smoother system for learning.
  • Glasser lets children choose what they want to do without letting them go.
These are the comments from these 12 and 13 year olds demonstrate the power of these ideas in action.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Judith Brown talks about Bob Sullo

Judith Brown attended the Bob Sullo workshops at Peachgrove Intermediate School.