Sunday, 21 June 2015

Kiwi Kids News

Even though homework is not part of a Montessori environment most weeks Nikau students are handed a Kiwi Kids Quizz which they are invited to share with family members with the idea to stimulate discussion and debate at home.

Kiwi Kids News is a New Zealand website that aims to bring the latest news and current events in an educational, safe and entertaining way.  If you've been wondering how to entice your children to become more aware of current events on national and international levels then I hope by sharing this website it helps.

Saturday, 13 June 2015

Scientific Classification

Recent scientific investigation of vertebrates lead Rm15 children out into the garden to see what they could find. This in turn lead to scientific observation drawings and further research into vertebrates and classification of the Animal Kingdom.  

Have you come across the author, Alfie Kohn?

Alfie Kohn writes and speaks widely on human behaviour, education and parenting. Here are two of his books which I recommend: 

The Myth Of The Spoiled Child

Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting

Punished by Rewards

The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A’s, Praise, and Other Bribes

If you would prefer to grap a cup of tea or coffee and watch Alfie Kohn speak then click on this link: