Te Tau Hou
new stuff

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

After Week 6
new stuff

After Week 6

It has been a few weeks between posts. There is a reason … it is busy! A lot has happened since my last post – both in terms of the learners in Muriwhenua AND for me professionally. This post is about our learners and the learning. In the last post we had just started #NZreadaloud. … Continue reading

Hitting the Heart
motivate & inspire / pd

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

What it is…
my musings

What it is…

Feeling the need to reflect on the what, why, and how of my classroom practice. To clarify for myself what personalisation is, why I am doing it, and, to help move myself and others forward, HOW we do it. Everything I read, watch, and listen to leads in the direction of personalising learning. When personalisation … Continue reading

Mind Lab Wk1
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Mind Lab Wk1

For my own sake … some reflection on our very first Mindlab session last night. What is the purpose of school? This is a question Miss 13 asks me fairly regularly! For me these things come to mind… The purpose of school is for kids to bring out their unique qualities, potentials, and creativity alongside … Continue reading