My Learning

Whāia te iti kahurangi, ki te tuohu koe, me he maunga teitei.
Seek the treasure that you value most dearly, if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain.

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My Teaching

Ko te ahurei o te tamaiti arahia o tātou mahi

Let the uniqueness of the child
guide our work.

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My Reading

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi.

With your basket and my basket
the people will live.

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The BIG ISSUES in 2016

ASSESSMENT FOR LEARNING! WHERE WE ARE … The need to successfully implement formative assessment practices in the classroom was identified as one of the three most pressing issues facing the NZ education system  (Education Review Office, 2012).  What is disappointing is the fact that even though the potential for formative assessment was clearly  identified by

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My Professional Communities

Child centered education? Who are the stakeholders in my professional community? In what ways do they influence my practice? The two main stakeholders in my professional community are the students in my classes and the teachers I work with. Both communities overlap as the effective teaching of the one depends on my successful collaboration with

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What kind of learner am I?

Three things I learned about myself while studying with Mindlab (and they’re not pretty). I HAVE A FIXED MINDSET! During the weekly Mindlab sessions I became aware that I had a tendency to quickly lose interest in topics where I perceive myself as lacking ability. I worked under the assumption that I should focus on

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All About Me

Kia ora I’ve never been the kind of teacher who writes blogs.  In fact, I’ve always been more like the kind of teacher who sneers cynically at those who do.  However,  somewhere along the line I realised that blogging isn’t simply the domain of the over-opinionated self-promoter and much to the annoyance of my former

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