We have just given a 2 day course for teachers about strategies to help STUDENTS AT RISK. (Our STAR program)
At the end I was left exhausted, spent, tired, wrung out and as if all the educational blood in me had been bled from my body-it was FANTASTIC!
We had an amazing group of educators and they wanted to know everything-even breaks were spent sharing, sharing- it was one of the most exciting workshops I have ever given.
The participants were totally passionate about helping kids and they had so much to contribute to the discussions-what an amazing group and how blessed are their children?
I LOVE sharing with groups like this-it is my total passion to help all kids reach their full educational potential and I am more and more convinced that we so often don’t see children’s gifts if they are a little different to those we expect! We need all talents, learning styles, ways of thinking and our education system needs a giant shake-up. It IS possible to have excellence as well as creativity and enjoyment-look to Finland!
ALL KIDS DESERVE THE BEST-LET’S STOP PRETENDING ONE SIZE FITS ALL-IT NEVER HAS AND IT NEVER WILL! THE OLD FACTORY MODEL MUST GO-AND QUICKLY-THESE KIDS ARE SUFFERING FROM OUR IGNORANCE AND INEPTITUDE.
I just wish the teachers who attended STAR at ICE this week were in charge of education in Australia-our schools would be vibrant places, full of happy kids with EVERYONE learning!