Freedom, Power and Control

Today I want to talk about freedom and control how it relates to a holistic approach to education. I’m wondering, in what way does the curriculum and our approach to teaching and learning respect children’s right to freedom?When we recognise them as whole beings, we recognise their right to freedom and to be agents ofContinue reading “Freedom, Power and Control”

“Are you good at sensing?”

That was the question posed to me by my boy this morning, after his sister had been upset over breakfast options. Are emotional dispositions a “teachable skill”? Can we “teach” affective skills the way we now are teaching thinking/cognitive skills? Given the importance that even employers are placing in a workforce that is emotionally competent,Continue reading ““Are you good at sensing?””