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Classrooms of Quality

Classroom of Quality Visiting a classroom is always a privilege. I have had that privilege many times on both sides of the Tasman over the years. I never cease to get a real buzz out of seeing teachers and learners in action. It was no different when I visited classrooms at Tokoroa North School. It was one year ago on …

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What can we learn from the Dunedin Study?

A television series – Predict Our Future: The Science of Us entitled Why am I? featuring the Dunedin Study has been aired recently on TVNZ in New Zealand. This four part documentary is fascinating.   The extensive data, gathered from over 1000 babies born in Dunedin in 1972 (every two years until the subjects were aged 14, then every six years) …

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Strengthening New Zealand So People Don’t Want to Leave

I watched a current affairs program about the New Zealanders going to live in Australia in their thousands over the last five years. The current situation is that New Zealanders arriving in Australia are temporary citizens, not able to access any government money in the form of grants or benefits. That people cannot access unemployment benefits is a good thing, …

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