December 31, 2016

December 21, 2016

November 2016

Certification of the Polish Dalton Consultants

School visit Przedszkola NR 148 'Mali Europejczycy' Poznan

November 2016

Conference in Poland

Annemarie Wenke gave the main presentattion during the opening of the Polish Dalton Conference in Poznan, 21 November 2016.

This was the fifth Polish Dalton Conference, celebrated with cake for all participants.

October 2016

Hans Wenke and Roel Röhner visited two new Nominated Dalton Schools in China.

The Golden Bridge School in Tangshan

Shenzhen Dalton Xinhua School

Workshops for the team of teachers by the two International Dalton Consultants.

September 2016

A group of 34 teachers and directors from Poland visited three Dalton Schools in Holland.

Daltonschool de Leeuwerik Leiderdorp

Daltonschool de Achtbaan Amersfoort

Daltonschool Het Roessink Deventer

August 2016

In the house of Jürgen Peters, President Dalton Austria, the first preparation of the International Dalton Conference 2017 took place.
Simone Reichenberger and Anna Rapp presented the first schedule of the conference which will take place in Deutschlandsberg/Austria on 25. May 2017.

June 2016

A delegation from Lithuania visited "Dalton Grundschule Unstruttal" in Germany.

Thursday May 5. 2016

The 20th International Dalton Conference took place in Brno/CZ.

June 27, 2016

Training for Polish Dalton Consultants

I am invited to work with all Polish Dalton Consultants on the tuning of the Dalton implementation they give in schools.
Many schools in Poland like to know more about Dalton education.
This team of consultants is involved in a training process, mostly with an official Dalton certificate as a result.
In the coming period we come together to work out a new structure of modules.

June 20, 2016

Dalton in Austria and Germany

This book,  in German language,  about all aspects of Dalton education is starting to be more and more popular in Austria and Germany.

The book can be ordered by Phone: 0031 30 707 3000

June 19, 2016

June 18, 2016

Dalton consultants Poland

On 7. July 2016 the group of Polish Dalton consultants comes together in Warsaw to tune the training program for new Dalton schools.
I am invited to coordinate the creation of a strong implementation program.
Three of these Dalton consultants participated in the International Dalton Conference in Brno/CZ on May 5. 2016.

     Agata Juljanska   -   Kamila Szymanska   -   Katarzyna Dryjas

June 15, 2016

Dalton Österreich

The Dalton Association in Austria is very active. One of the latest initiatives is the planning of a Dalton in-service-training for teachers :

From their WEBSITE:

Im Lehrgang „Daltonplanpädagogik“ werden den TeilnehmerInnen die theoretischen Grundlagen,die Organisation des Unterrichts, die Implementierung des Daltonplanunterrichts nach 
den verschiedenen Gegebenheiten, sowie zahlreiche praktische Hospitationen vermittelt. Die AbsolventInnen können nach Beendigung des Lehrganges die Daltonplanpädagogik in die eigene pädagogische Praxis integrieren.

Der Lehrgang beschäftigt sich mit folgenden Inhalten:
Der Daltonplan im Kontext der Reformpädagogik
Didaktik und Methodik des Daltonplans
Unterrichtsorganisation des Daltonplans
Bildungsreise nach Holland, Konversationsstunden, Wege zur Daltonschule (Zertifizierungskriterien)
Implementierungsmodelle und Umsetzungsversuche
Reflexion, Abschlussarbeiten, Diplomverleihung

Dutch Dalton Magazine

Cover of the last edition of "Dalton Visie", the official Magazine of the Dutch Dalton Association.
A great platform to connect the big group of Dalton schools in the Netherlands.

The last edition of this year will pay attention to the international development of Dalton education.

June 14, 2016

Leaders eat last

Leaders are the ones who run headfirst into the unknown.
They rush toward danger.
They put their own interestsaside to protect us or to pull us into the future.
Leaders would sooner sacrifice what is theirs to save what is ours.
And they would never sacrifice what is ours to save what is theirs.
This is what it means to be a leader.
It means they choose to go first into danger, headfirst toward the unknown.
And when we feel sure they will keep us safe, we will march behind them and work tirelessly to see their visions come to life and proudly call ourselves their followers.

Are you a leader?

From the cover of "Leaders eat last" by Simon Sinek

Delegation from Lithuania visited Dalton school in Ammern

On invitation of 'Landeskreis Thüringen' a delegation of teachers and head teachers from Lithuania was visiting some schools around Mühlhausen.

They visited 'Daltongrundschule Unstruttal' in Ammern and the Dalton school in Kirchheiligen.

I was invited to give an introduction about Dalton education and gave some workshops as well.

May 21, 2016

Visit of Dalton teachers from Poland to Dutch Dalton schools

On Thursday 19 May 2016 three teachers from the Dalton school in Lódz/Poland visited  Daltonschool de Zevensprong in Houten.
After visiting all the classes they gave an introduction of their school to their hosts.

The next day pupils of "Daltonschool de Leeuwerik" in Leiderdorp guided the Polish teachers in their school. Two Polish girls explained 'Snappet' in their own language. 

May 3, 2016

International Dalton Conference 2017

Dalton Austria is organizing the International Dalton Conference in 2017.
The "Sternschule" in Deutschlandsberg is our host.

April 30, 2016

Tools for the 21st Century skills

This subject will be a part of my lecture during the

International Dalton Conference in Brno.

April 29, 2016

April 21, 2016

20th International Dalton Conference in Brno


It's an old one.
An action guide to train how to work independently.

April 19, 2016

Creative schools

For me one of the most inspiring books of the last months is the latest book of Ken Robinson. He also wrote 'The Element'.

Today 'Creative Schools' came out as paperback.

From the cover:

"Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization’s history. Now, the internationally recognized leader on creativity and human potential focuses on one of the most critical issues of our time: how to transform the nation’s troubled educational system. At a time when standardized testing businesses are raking in huge profits, when many schools are struggling, and students and educators everywhere are suffering under the strain, Robinson points the way forward. He argues for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposes a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students, develop their love of learning, and enable them to face the real challenges of the twenty-first century. Filled with anecdotes, observations and recommendations from professionals on the front line of transformative education, case histories, and groundbreaking research—and written with Robinson’s trademark wit and engaging style—Creative Schools will inspire teachers, parents, and policy makers alike to rethink the real nature and purpose of education".

April 18, 2016

Four books of Helen Parkhurst

        1924                1951                  1962                  1963

April 16, 2016

International Dalton Conference May 5.2016

Of course this is a strange title for my lecture at the 20th Dalton Conference in Brno. We are already more than 15 years creating the future. The problem is that we decorated the schools with modern equipment, but still use the old methods of teaching.
The focus has to shift from teaching to learning, to motivate students to take responsibility for their own learning process.
With Marc Prenski I ask if it possible that digital immigrants can teach digital natives?

April 14, 2016

Claire Boonstra, keynote-speaker at Dutch Dalton Conference

"Do understand me very clearly – the education I had, including the good and the bad sides of it, is what shaped me, is what made me become me. But looking ahead at all the changes we are going to and the challenges we are facing as a society, as humanity and with our planet – I feel it is more than worthwhile for all future generations to seriously assess and change the

system we have created, and change it on a very fundamental level". (From 'The purpose of education')