Thursday, October 10, 2013

Now on Twitter @SchPrincipal

This blog has now been replaced with my new Twitter feed, @SchPrincipal.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Inspire children to read

This feature article from today's New Zealand Herald on children and reading is very interesting.  It starts:

'The most influential person in my life was my sixth-form history teacher. He repeatedly emphasised that absolutely everything is interesting. As there were only six pupils - our fellow "students" mostly gone at 15 into the labour-short Hutt factories - we had virtually personal tutorage and quickly bolted through the syllabus'.

I've taught in schools for the last 17 years and I strongly believe that kids love reading.  Visit any class during a library visit and you'll see children engaged in and excited about books.  As teachers and parents we simply need to make sure that we provide children the opportunity to be immersed in books.

To read the article in full, click here.