#oneword Reflection
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#oneword Reflection

A timely reminder on my Twitter stream tonight… Hey #edchatnz folks, if you chose #oneword for 2016, have you reflected on your Term 1 progress with this & planned for improving in Term 2? — Steve Mouldey (@GeoMouldey) April 29, 2016 So while taking a break from sorting out some stuff for the beginning of … Continue reading

How to shift a Mindset?
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How to shift a Mindset?

A recent twitter conversation with Danielle Myburgh @MissDtheteacher summed up the REAL problem surrounding many of us in education right now… @kerriattamatea the question then becomes, how do we shift mindsets? And how do we not lose hope in the meantime? — Danielle Myburgh (@MissDtheTeacher) April 3, 2015 All the Modern Learning Spaces and Modern … Continue reading

My Dilemma with Initiative
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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

Changing the mindset…
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Changing the mindset…

I have blogged about ‘Growth Mindset’ before I ensure my community of learners in my classroom have high expectations of themselves, know that success takes effort, perseverance, and a willingness to try other ways if something hasn’t worked. I also encourage them to focus on THEIR progress and mastery as we learn because everyone has … Continue reading