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

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

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

It dawned on me today
my musings

It dawned on me today

A short (very short) post to reflect on something which happened today and made me think. I am building a strong belief that I am leading learning in innovative pedagogy. I am building a really strong belief about what is important to me as a lead learner in today’s education landscape. I want to especially … Continue reading

After a day at the beach!
my musings

After a day at the beach!

Feeling the need to write! I am feeling frustrated and drained from thinking. Teaching is such an important job. We have, for many of us, 30 students every year who arrive in our classrooms with different abilities, different backgrounds, different motivations, different needs, different personalities, different interests, different skills and who all have different expectations for … Continue reading

#educampPalmy
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#educampPalmy

 Attended my second Educamp on Saturday…#educampPalmy. A huge shout out to all the organisers down in the Manawatu and Whakarongo School especially. Lovely to have @leonie_hastings and @maloneynz as company on the road trip. Always a pleasure to chat with educators who are passionate about their work…so much to learn from each other. Shout out … Continue reading