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Topics for Discussion

What is organic teaching? What does Sylvia Ashton-Warner mean by the inner voice and the outer voice of a child?

How is Ashton-Warner's approach to teaching the Maori children different from standard teaching? Why are her methods more successful in teaching Maori children than traditional techniques?

What does the young Maori boy, Seven, threaten to do? How does Sylvia react to Seven's threat?

What are typical characteristics of Maori boys and what are typical characteristics of Maori girls? How do these traits manifest themselves in the classroom?

What is the "Golden Section?" How does Sylvia try to illustrate the Golden Section to her students and how does she loosely apply this concept to her approach to teaching?

Why is it important to the Maori children to select their own daily words? Why are the Maori children more apt to remember words they select themselves? In what ways...

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