What can we learn from 2 minute noodles?
As Kiwis we have all had Maggi 2 minute noodles at some stage in our lives. As a food it is fairly mundane, not the most nutritional, but is simple, easy to prepare and gives us sustenance... but a fairly forgettable meal.
Unusual segue to an education concept but stay with me… I want to introduce ‘2 minute noodles’ as a way to communicate about your child’s education.
For Total Teaching, 2 minute noodles is a simple idea that we want to share with you.
Just like the mundane food, we want to use the mundane routines in your life as an opportunity to communicate effectively with your child/ren.
Look for 3 opportunities each day to create a ‘2 minute noodle’. When you sit down for breakfast, make lunches, drive/walk to or from school, brush your teeth, get ready for bed etc. Use this as a time to have a discussion - no phones, no distractions, just one on one interactions. Then make this a routine, make it a regular activity and make ‘2 minute noodles’ a regular part of your daily life.