Cracked it!
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Cracked it!

We all hear it and we all know it … real learning will not happen until the RELATIONSHIPS are built … “kids don’t learn from people they don’t like”. Everything hinges upon that connection we make and the relationship we build with our learners … all 30 of them. For me in my class it … Continue reading

To korero or not?
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To korero or not?

An emotional post after a comment directed at me by someone I don’t know via a Google Form. Felt deeply offended tonight – told I shouldn't use Maori words randomly to be PC:( #BFC630NZ #NZreadaloud it is something I do naturally — Kerri Thompson (@kerriattamatea) October 28, 2015 “I wish you wouldn’t throw maori words in … Continue reading

Connected…
new stuff

Connected…

It is ONE year since I discovered Twitter. What a journey. Over this time… I have learnt more than my previous 20 years of teaching put together. I have ‘met’ hundreds of remarkable, supportive, positive people. I have engaged in discussions which provoke my thoughts. I have involved myself in twitter chats which encourage me … Continue reading

Disrupting the status quo
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Disrupting the status quo

Recently I have embarked on my biggest ‘endeavour’ for the year… study towards papers to complete my Post Graduate Diploma in Education: Teaching & Learning endorsed. So much reading it feels like my brain will explode! But how inspiring and exciting it is to read / listen to current thinking around schools, curriculum, teaching and … 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