As we transition back to our Fall routines after a glorious warm summer, it is also a time to consider ways to continue our own learning journey.
In my travels and teaching I have found short videos can act as useful tools to provoke conversation and reflection.
As many of you have discovered the Ministry of Education has a selection of thought provoking videos connected to the Think, Feel, Act Document. If you haven’t viewed them try one at your next staff meeting .
The following are other videos that may act as a provocation for you and your colleagues to challenge us to Rethink why we do what we do?
- From the Opal School Dialogue with Natural Materials perfect to consider and help children appreciate our beautiful changing natural environment. ( 5min and 53 secs)
School is for learning to live, not just for learning This video is a little longer but inspiring and profound. (19min 39secs)
- Documentation:Transforming our Perspective this video is a conversation with several leaders of Reggio Children and the municipal infant-toddler and preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy about the practice of documentation and its role in teaching and learning. (15 min 56 secs)
“All is connected … no one thing can change by itself.”
Paul Hawken”Natural Capitalism, Yoga Journal October 1994