Check out some pictures from my visit to Lyttelton West School, Canterbury. I spent the morning in "The Block". This has Year 5- 8 students and two fantastic teachers, Eve and Jeremy. Again, this class was an awesome example of creating a "better learning environment." Eve and Jeremy have been teaching collaboratively this year. The first term of school they still had a wall between them with just a door, but now the wall has been taken out and they have two classrooms opened up.
Lyttelton West will merge with Lyttelton Main school as part of the Christchurch Renewal Project, but Eve and Jeremy are already forging ahead with changes in pedagogy. They have created a flexible learning space and have plenty of technology available in the class. Currently they are mostly parallel teaching, but are looking to develop workshop style teaching and student lead learning opportunties.
Tēnā rāwā atu koe. I had a great day at "The Block."
My name is Ngaire Shepherd-Wills. This website is a record of my TeachNZ sabbatical, Term 2, 2013 and then I have continued to share my wonderings and discoveries about Innovative Learning Practices. I now work for CORE Education. Views are my own.