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

The ‘D’ word
my musings

The ‘D’ word

The ‘D’ word … my @oneword2017 Having been alerted to Cheryl Doig’s latest blog post ‘ Exponential Change: Prepare for Disruption’ I was drawn to listen to Sue Suckling, Board Chair  of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA), speak about The Future of Education at the SingularityU New Zealand Summit held in Christchurch November of … 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

Activate Demand
my musings / pd

Activate Demand

So I seem to be constantly asking the question “how do we get others on the waka of change towards a future focused pedagogy?” I have blogged about it here  and here And quite often I hear replies such as “change takes time” and “share” and “small steps” and the like. But perhaps the most disturbing … Continue reading

Lifelong Learning…
motivate & inspire / new stuff

Lifelong Learning…

 I have been looking back at the ‘lifelong’ learning we are doing in ‘theONE6’ during the ‘writing of reports’ … The culture-building process throughout Term 1 & 2 is resulting in ‘theONE6’ being a SUPPORTIVE * BUSY * FUN learning space… LearningMYway was shared and discussed… Understanding around Digital Citizenship is a consistent message… and … Continue reading