All Behaviour has meaning.

"What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child, that must the community want for all its children." - John Dewey

The liberally educated person is one who is able to resist the easy and preferred answers, not because he is obstinate but because he knows others worthy of consideration. ( Allan Bloom 1987)

The beginning of something is always important, especially when it is young and needs time to grow.
( Plato )

Not all children are ready to learn the same thing at the same time in the same way.
(Walker, K.)

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”
? Margaret Mead

Where was the child, where are they now and where are they headed? What does this child know,not in comparison with another, but simply in terms of their own growth, learning, culture and capability? THAT is meaningful assessment. (Walker K)

One of the great problems of our time is that many are schooled but few are educated. (Thomas Moore The Education of the Heart 1996)

Teach to the child, not to the test.
(Walker,K.(2009)

We often argue about what makes a boy or what makes a girl. It's a shame we don't concentrate more on what makes the child!!

Every day we spend with a child, they never have that day again.

As one year ends and another begins we can reflect upon what we leave behind and look forward to all that offers us in the days ahead.

In our work, our parenting or our teaching of children, we want children to always respect us, but never to fear us. (Walker, Kathy 2010)

In our work, our parenting or our teaching of children, we want children to always respect us, but never to fear us. (Walker, Kathy 2010)

 
“The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think—rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.” ~John Dewey

Education would be much more effective if its purpose was to ensure that by the time they leave school every boy and girl should know how much they do not know, and be imbued with a lifelong desire to know it. ~William Haley

We believe it is important that a school be 'led' by a set of agreed shared beliefs. To achieve this staff and community need to enter into 'learning conversation's to define and articulate such a philosophy. As it is said: If you stand for nothing you will fall for anything' or 'Control your own destiny or someone else will'.

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.?John Quincy Adams