#storyhui
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#storyhui

  Our Teacher Led Innovation Fund project was one incredible learning journey. There have been some important changes in my practice which have occurred through my participation in this inquiry. Before getting into it I want to acknowledge Liz Stephenson; one of the most beautiful people I have met. Liz your insights and depth of … Continue reading

Crossing Boundaries and Creating Connections
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Crossing Boundaries and Creating Connections

Knowledge is a complex, interconnected system requiring new pedagogical methods for successful learning to take place. The siloed system which is still present in many schools does little to help learners see the connections between disciplines.  Interdisciplinary curriculum which involves bringing together two or more disciplines in a conscious manner through team teaching, co-ordinating the contents … Continue reading

Cultural Responsiveness
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Cultural Responsiveness

All learners in our care have the right to experience success in our schools. All learners have the capacity to learn. Being culturally responsive means that, in classrooms made up of many different cultures, we must be aware of students’ prior knowledge and experiences and adapt how we deliver our learning and how we expect … Continue reading

Cultivating Communities of Practice
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Cultivating Communities of Practice

Today’s classrooms are more complex and dynamic than ever before. The social, emotional, and academic scope which children bring with them requires teachers to do more than take on “fragmented techniques for managing instruction, keeping students on-task, and handling student behavior” (Larrivee, 2000). It requires that we can move in many directions – that we … Continue reading

Hitting the Heart
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Hitting the Heart

“Lift the lid of low expectation”  “You are bright enough, you are gifted enough, and you are talented enough” The keynote shared by Marcus Akuhata Brown was one I will never forget. Marcus said it … #nzla16When a message pierces your heart .. you believe… — Kerri Thompson (@kerriattamatea) September 27, 2016 His message pierced … Continue reading