Re-thinking ‘normal’

In structured inquiry, there is no ‘normal’. Because learning is so individual, there are no unnecessary hierarchies. At Coach House, our materials and methods are designed to minimize differences so we can close the artificial gaps created by age, year levels and expected benchmarks for performance that exist in many schools. People learn at differentContinue reading “Re-thinking ‘normal’”

Beyond student-centred learning

Let me be entirely frank. In many Australian schools, the insistence on student-centred learning has led to a crisis. Literacy and numeracy skills continue to founder. The metaphor of the moment describes some students as having ‘fallen through the cracks’. From my vantage point, there’s a veritable chasm in the floorboards of most classrooms. TheContinue reading “Beyond student-centred learning”