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

What it is…
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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

After a day at the beach!
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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

#NZreadaloud
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#NZreadaloud

Right… so what started as an idea to connect learners at my school has turned into something way bigger AND very exciting! Having tweeted out for interest last week in a New Zealand wide Read Aloud where we will use kiwi books and authors… Are there any Year 7/8 teachers out there who might be … Continue reading