I’ve just realised how neatly Te Whāriki, New Zealand’s early childhood education curriculum, contributes to student’s career readiness.
This curriculum weaves together goals and strands, within “a framework for providing tamariki/children’s early learning and development within a sociocultural context”.
Joss Whedon delivered a humorous, thought-provoking, and violently wind-tossed commencement speech to Wesleyan University graduates a few days ago.
I wish someone had told me this stuff at my commencement---or during any of twelve or so commencement speeches I witnessed either in cap and gown or in the bassoonist's chair with the "Pomp & Circumstance" pit crew. At the very least, I wish each of
I reckon we could learn a lot from cats. As this photo of our cat Ginger shows, they are:
- ruthless prioritisers
- able to switch off
- assertive about getting their needs met
- not shy about putting themselves forward
- always alert to opportunities.
It’s good to see that the traditional Hamilton fog has lifted from the Fieldays. I remember going one year when all-day fog meant the temperature never got above 6 degrees C.
Over the next few days thousands of people will watch demonstrations of everything from fencing to cooking to wearable art and purchase agricultural goods and innovations.
Fieldays are on now at Mystery Creek in Hamilton – 12-15 June 2013.
My friend used to say, “I just want to get married and have babies” – and she did. Five babies, as well as part time paid work and unpaid work in a family business, took up a huge amount of her life, time and energy. As the children started to become independent, her family made a conscious decision that she would be a homemaker in the true sense of the word, and indulge her undeveloped passion for art by taking community art lessons.
One of the Government’s goals is to boost skills and employment recognising that people with higher qualifications tend to do better economically. In fact, there’s a rule of thumb that
each extra year of education is associated with a 5-15% increase in earnings.
The recently-released vocational pathways show which NCEA standards you need to do to get into different roles.