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

Crossing Boundaries and Creating Connections
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Crossing Boundaries and Creating Connections

Knowledge is a complex, interconnected system requiring new pedagogical methods for successful learning to take place. The siloed system which is still present in many schools does little to help learners see the connections between disciplines.  Interdisciplinary curriculum which involves bringing together two or more disciplines in a conscious manner through team teaching, co-ordinating the contents … Continue reading

Powerful Pondering
my musings

Powerful Pondering

So the holidays are a blessing… not because I don’t work but because they give many of us some non-contact time to ponder, catch up, and reflect on the last ten weeks and start thinking forward to the next ten! Which is what I have been doing (as well as compulsory readings and viewings 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

Sharing the love!
motivate & inspire

Sharing the love!

#TeachMeetNZ and Sonya Vanschaijik offered myself and 7 other educators an opportunity to SHARE the love last Saturday… Here are my ponderings … my ‘take-aways’ from this amazing experience… In Real Estate is “location location location” In Design it is “research research research” In Education it is “relationships relationships relationships” (Terry Beech). A clear message … Continue reading