Another fabulous day with Gail Loane and a bunch of keen teachers from early primary through to secondary. So much covered with such passion and depth from Gail; there's always something new to learn, even after hearing Gail four times now!
A few gems from this time round-
The teacher must show a love and passion for writing to inspire this in the children.
Draft writing books - as a record of progress + teacher progress. Use what is happening in kids’ books as the data/evidence. Look for problems/habi...
The 4-8pm workshop with Nathan Mikaere Wallis certainly kicked off in true Nathan style. Engaging from the start, with many anecdotal tales, Nathan certainly knows his topic well. And, with Maori heritage himself, this is an area he is clearly passionate about.
A few key messages from Nathan, among many more, were-
Adopt a risk-taking response to using te reo-
Most teachers are not racist bigots, they are kind natured people who want to make a difference.