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

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

Cracked it!
my musings

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

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

How to shift a Mindset?
my musings

How to shift a Mindset?

A recent twitter conversation with Danielle Myburgh @MissDtheteacher summed up the REAL problem surrounding many of us in education right now… @kerriattamatea the question then becomes, how do we shift mindsets? And how do we not lose hope in the meantime? — Danielle Myburgh (@MissDtheTeacher) April 3, 2015 All the Modern Learning Spaces and Modern … Continue reading

Off to an EPIC start..
theONE5 stuff

Off to an EPIC start..

‘Epic’… this is the word one of my students used to describe their #oneword for our first day! I was very excited by that. A beautifully small, succinct way of saying ‘spectacular’ and ‘impressive’. I will take that as a favourable impression from a student’s mouth about our first day together. I sense some ‘epicness’ … Continue reading