Sylvia Ashton Warner – learning to read

I read "Teacher" (1963) by Sylvia Ashton Warner, while at secondary school and found it inspirational. This was a memoir about her life as a teacher, a profession which Warner was very reluctant to enter. Her mother had been a teacher and the sole income earner for her large family. The family had to move from … Continue reading Sylvia Ashton Warner – learning to read

Going to the source

Many of the links included in previous posts came from Read NZ Te Pou Muramura - an organisation that was formerly known as the New Zealand Book Council. The new name relates to the Maori creation explanation and involves moving from darkness into light, a beautiful metaphor for enlightenment literacy brings. Read NZ's mission is … Continue reading Going to the source