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31 Jul

Hi everyone, we hope you’re enjoying the summer break! It’s so hard to believe that we have reached the halfway mark in our holidays, time is flying.

Since today is a rainy day it’s a perfect one to stay in and watch some interesting videos online.  One of our favourite websites in school is It’s a really great site where you can watch very interesting talks. The basis for each talk is that it has to be ‘an idea worth spreading’ and TED stands for Technology, Education and Design.

One of Ms. Brennan’s favourite talks is from child prodigy Adora Svitak. Adora says the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids’ big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups’ willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

What do you think? We think she’s onto something! One of the reasons we love to blog here is that we (as teachers) feel we can learn from all of you. Adora makes some great points about the views and power of children as you are all the voice of the future. Watch her video, maybe she’ll convince you to run for Student Council next year! Talk to you soon!

2 Responses to “What adults can learn from kids… some summer thinking space!”

  1. Ms. Sexton
    8:12 pm on August 14th, 2013

    Wow, she is so confident. She has a point – most of the best things we all do in St Peter’s starts with an idea that seems impossible!

  2. Mr Webb and Room Five, New Zealand
    1:05 am on August 15th, 2013

    Hi my name is Elizabeth.
    Adora is a really confident person and i am a child who dreams of a big future but my mum and siblings and even my friends and teachers are supporting me. I often get called childish but it doesnt hurt me because i am a child but i sometimes call my older sibings childish but i mean it in a good way because its ok to have fun and be a child again.

    Room 5
    Melville Intermediate School
    New Zealand

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