Date: 05 April 2014 Venue: Bushmere, Gisborne
Lesa and I attended the GATE symposium with Jude Cornelius-Nuku and two other staff who are associated with REAP in Whakatane.
Keynote: Dr Amber Dunn - Standing on the Shoulders of Giants
"We have a long-term investment that steadily grows and matures over time. Our experiences shape us and in doing so, we must endeavour to invest time into our families, to send love willingly so our children 'dare greatly' and 'get into the area of life'. To do so, our children need to brave the arena, have the courage to face their dreams and the certainties and uncertainties that may arise.
Standing on the shoulders of giants - Surrounding our families with great people, people who will mentor our strategies, our dreams and inspirations and people who have similar values with which to live by. To surround yourself with people who will empower you with courage and wisdom to strive for your dreams and to have the courage and belied that you can achieve.
"A great education can change a lot of things, but a great teacher can change everything".
WHERE TO FROM HERE?'
(i) Check out latest posts on VLN - Maori succeeding as Maori
(ii) Think about integrating GIFTED activities into classroom programme
(iii) Visit GIFTED online
FIVE Modelling Book Tips:
1. Keep a toolkit of pens, coloured pens, ruler, highlighters, pencils, dictionary and thesaurus handy.
2. Write up the WALT well ahead of time and have additional information ready.
3. It's a modelling book so errors or the modelling of errors are acceptable.
4. Ask for samples of work from students to include in the book.
5. Keep the modelling book up to date and encourage students to refer to it often.