Te Tau Hou
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Te Tau Hou

The New Year It was this post from @GeoMouldey which spurred me to do my first post for the year. He asked others to share what they do to create a supportive learning environment – so here it is:) Considering ‘Learning For The Future In A Supportive Environment’ is our school mission statement, this approach … Continue reading

Changes in Practice
my musings

Changes in Practice

The face-to-face sessions during the first 16 weeks were likely the most challenging for me during the first sixteen weeks. However participating in these alongside colleagues I work with made it meaningful and relevant. I was put back in the pit many times when it came to the digital tools we were encouraged to investigate; … Continue reading

After Week 1
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After Week 1

What a week! I will admit I was VERY anxious going into our ILE this year. The risk we all have taken to de-privatise our practice, work alongside and in consultation with another teacher everyday with 60 children in front of us is huge; especially for myself after working from a single-cell classroom (on my … 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

Yoo-bik-wi-tee
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Yoo-bik-wi-tee

Blog post for #EdBookNZ Ubiquity definition:  Everywhereness Ubiquitous Learning: Learning Everywhere Ubiquitous learning is an everywhere AND anytime kinda thing. The idea of ubiquity is now becoming ubiquitous! New technology has created these new possibilities. Most of us now have the capability of navigating this ‘u-space’ using a variety of device types. As we do … Continue reading