The Future of Education
Twelve years in the education freezer: do we ever get out?
Did school feel like a prison to you when you were there? Do you want this same thing for your kids? It doesn’t have to be this way.
Competition or connection: What are students really learning?
We often use the phrase ‘healthy competition’ but how ‘healthy’ is it? What if children are receiving another message from the pressure of ‘winning and striving to be the best’, that has a significant impact on their wellbeing?
The power of relationship in the classroom
True intelligence and enjoyable learning springs out of the connection and relationship between teacher and student. Without this spark of connection the student will remain outside of true relationship with what they are learning.
True authority – empowering teachers and kids
What if it were the case that everybody has, and in fact is, their own source of true inner authority. We can support our kids to express and to back themselves in life.
Ball games for kids: Co-operative learning or a not-so-healthy competitive race?
From a cooperative ball game to chaos and competition: a classic situation that many of us accept as normal played out in front of my eyes at my daughter’s school. Is competition truly healthy for our kids?
Competition and self-esteem: Turning the tide on competition and comparison in schools
Here Judy Felix looks at competition and comparison, the extent to which it has become part our lives, the impact on self esteem and relationships and asks: could there be another way for us to live and be educated?
School stress: The real test at school
Does a successful week at school mean coming top of the class? Maybe there is a greater feat for kids, even more difficult to achieve – how to stay yourself with everyday school stress! Do we accept school stress as ‘the norm'?
Students, teachers and the pressure to achieve: Have we got it back-to-front?
Teachers and students are under increasing pressure to achieve results and outcomes. Do we consider the impact that this pressure is having?
The joy of watching a child teach her mother
How often do we see teaching strategies which come from love and equality, and how this approach works in real teaching situations? Teacher, Michael Keppler shares this touching personal account.
A school camp reflection: Using nature as a classroom
What happens when educator Brianna Croke takes a group of eleven incredible teenage girls of all personalities, differences and flairs on a three-day school camp?