… in a world that demands flexibility, lauds the multi-tasker and pronounces that today’s 15-year-old will have about 20 different jobs throughout their career… it isn’t difficult to build the argument against the specialist.
Some Time & Space Community people might know that Mem Fox’s picture book (illustrated by Julie Vivas), Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge gets a run in some of my presentations. It‘s a personal favourite. It is a story of a small boy who helps his ninety-six year old friend, Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, in the nursing home next door to his house. I love the way he takes action to help her because she has lost her memory.
Josh is a Year 12 student at The Hutchins School in Hobart. He spoke as a panellist at a Time & Space night I facilitated for a group of Year 8 boys (average age 13) and their dads or mentors. He offered an insight that smashed a stereotype. You know the one: that wisdom only comes from people with grey hair and wrinkles.Read More
Say the name of your favorite teacher.
There is simple beauty in this exercise because it does not matter how old you are. If you’re in Year Six, you probably know the name of the teacher who has been the greatest influence on you to this point. You could be 90 years old and still gifted with a memory like a steel trap (I’m 44 and my wife says if get Alzheimer’s she won’t notice). Does the good teacher of your day… their name, their face come flooding back to you? Mum, Dad or Carer? I hope somebody comes to mind, that someone who has seen a spark and made a difference in your child’s journey. Does your own memory produce the picture of that great person for whom teaching was so much more than a job?Read More
- Jonathan Holloway – Highlights
- Jonathan Holloway – Full Interview
- Notre Dame Yr 7 Girls at Home
- Notre Dame Yr 7 Boys at Home
- Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge
- Mem Fox’s ‘Rather Wonderful’ Idea for ‘This Weird Time’
- A Reverse Birthday Present
- Time & Space at Home
- Notre Dame College Father and Daughter Night (done a little bit differently)
- The Big Treasure in the Car Park
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