Time for more student voice & choice?
my musings

Time for more student voice & choice?

This blog post was partly inspired by some recent conversation with @st3ph007 and @BridgetLCM and others at #BFC630NZ where the topic was Student Leadership and how schools go about their nomination/election of student leaders and what ‘student leadership’ involves at their schools. It was a thought-provoking discussion with many great ideas being shared. I chose … Continue reading

#NZreadaloud
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#NZreadaloud

Right… so what started as an idea to connect learners at my school has turned into something way bigger AND very exciting! Having tweeted out for interest last week in a New Zealand wide Read Aloud where we will use kiwi books and authors… Are there any Year 7/8 teachers out there who might be … Continue reading

My Dilemma with Initiative
my musings

My Dilemma with Initiative

With our recent #BFC630NZ chat topic sharing and discussing ‘how you foster initiative and encourage students to think for themselves’ it seemed appropriate to title this post My Dilemma with Initiative. As I tweeted during the chat this morning, I am becoming frustrated at my students’ lack of initiative and willingness (ability?) to think for … Continue reading

Off to an EPIC start..
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Off to an EPIC start..

‘Epic’… this is the word one of my students used to describe their #oneword for our first day! I was very excited by that. A beautifully small, succinct way of saying ‘spectacular’ and ‘impressive’. I will take that as a favourable impression from a student’s mouth about our first day together. I sense some ‘epicness’ … Continue reading