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Can we truly personalise learning?

I have a dream! A vision of learners who are excited to come to school and learn because they have chosen what they will learn about and how they will do it. Their learning is totally personalised. If I was at school today I would want to learn how to form a rock band, write… Continue reading Can we truly personalise learning?

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Criterion 11 · Criterion 4 · Professional Development · Standard 2 · Teacher Registration · Teaching Standards

Using asTTle in the English Classroom

The Call to Action Today I attended Tania Linley-Richardson's comprehensive and useful workshop: "Using asTTle in the English Classroom'. For a while now I have needed professional development on using asTTle but the opportunity has never arisen. As a Head of Learning, I have felt behind the 8 ball and a bit out of my depth… Continue reading Using asTTle in the English Classroom

Standard 1 · Teaching Standards

Committing to bi-cultural practice

I had a discussion with my colleague, Christine Emery, about the use of Te Reo and tikanga in teaching and learning last year. Christine commented, and I agreed, that we could do more at Whangaparaoa College. The last ERO report supported this observation. Teachers would benefit from more closely aligning their professional inquiry to the… Continue reading Committing to bi-cultural practice

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2017 Goals

After a very steep learning curve last year, I am feeling much more relaxed about my role as HOL. I now know what is expected and how to complete each task. I am enjoying connecting with the people in my Faculty and helping them to realise their goals. My goals for this year are: To… Continue reading 2017 Goals

Criterion 5 · Standard 5 · Teacher Registration · Teaching Standards

Presenting to the BOT

On Wednesday 8th March I presented a condensed version of the English Faculty report to the Board of Trustees. I was quite nervous about this when I began my presentation but they quickly made me feel at ease even though a lot of questions were asked. Fortunately, I was able to answer the questions and… Continue reading Presenting to the BOT