Student-led learning in Nelson

Student motivation, behaviour and progress have shot up since Hampden Street School in Nelson introduced greater student agency.

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Children have the information they need now through devices and the internet, says principal Don McLean. So the role of teachers is in the facilitation and activation of learning. His students say, “It gets you collaborating.” For ORS-funded students, it means their strengths can be acknowledged and valued.

“We have lots more choices – and lots more ideas.”

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