- Time: 4 - 6 pm (Afternoon tea is at 3.30pm)
- Venue: Rototuna Junior High School
- Member: $30
- Non Members: $50
Boys make up the majority of the reluctant and underachieving writers in our schools. This majority lag behind girls in written language; they engage in a variety of behaviours to avoid fully participating in the writing process. This presentation will look at some of the reasons for these behaviours and a successful method that I have developed for reengaging the reluctant writer and trialed with teachers and RTLBs in over 30 schools within Auckland.
Michael Irwin – PhD, MEd Admin,
My 5 minutes of fame occurred when I wrote a book entitled “Educating Boys”, published by HarperCollins in 2009. My career has always been as an educator, I spent over 30 years in primary schools teaching at all year levels and holding every management position within. For the last 16 years I was a senior lecturer and researcher at Massey University in Auckland. My research interests include boys in education, the benefits of the arts for children and developing creativity in the classroom. I was born in Hamilton and educated at Hamilton Boys High and Hamilton Teachers College. I have attended or taught in primary schools in the Waikato, Nelson/West Coast, and Auckland region