Ethos Community

Members

The Ethos community offers a place for anyone interested in learning to share conversations and ideas, and to build an online identity.


Twitter updates from Hazel Owen (howen)

Videos

  • Add Videos
  • View All
 

Nau mai, haere mai - welcome

We believe that by helping learners and education practitioners keep alive their joy of learning we can contribute to the important cultural work of challenging the current status quo in results-driven education.

With its flexibility and rich wealth of resources, technology (when informed by education principles that recognise human learning as social and contextualised), can empower learners to collaborate fruitfully, using new information and ideas to build on what they already know.

In turn, education practitioners can use rich multimedia resources to create opportunities for transformative learning experiences, to give learners of diverse needs, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds a voice, to enable students with various life commitments to study, and to find new ways of enabling learners to reach their desired goals.

The aim of this site is to share effective practice, resources and ideas by encouraging discussion around the design, facilitation, assessment and evaluation of online communities and how they impact learning in all education sectors. We are also sharing resources and ideas around ePortfolios and Green ICT in Education.

Because collaboration and openness are two of our guiding principles, we choose to use this Ning as the forum for projects in which we are involved.

Blog Posts

First time principal...setting targets in a post NS world!!

Posted by joanna Wheway on February 20, 2018 at 20:13 0 Comments

So NS has gone...and I couldn't be happier...and nor could my team.

But this has left a bit of a dilemma that we have wrestled with all summer...what to do...I personally get the feeling ( and from my online communities of principals I don't think it is just me) that we are all having mixed feelings...we are ebullient to have the freedom to get back to what we know is best for kids and their whanau..but we also are a bit like sheep that have escaped the paddock..we are bouncing around…

Continue

Time got away from me!

Posted by joanna Wheway on February 7, 2018 at 20:38 0 Comments

So it is term 1 2018....I haven't posted since mid term 4 2017...I have no idea how we have sped through the months...but we have!

Last year i started my dream job...leading learning at my own school..a huge honour since I have only been qualified for 7 years.

In my teaching career I have health with huge highs and severe lows...to be honest more lows than highs...and I think it is the lows that taught me the most....they taught me about the huge dedication and passion that…

Continue

To keep moving forward effectively then I must keep finding the graceful balances between these

Posted by John S. Oliver on February 4, 2018 at 15:39 0 Comments

being proactive and being responsive

pushing the round boulder up the hill and riding the raft down the river

knowing what the next graceful step is and sorting through the too-many alternatives

soaring along on the currents of wind like a hawk and chopping down trees like a beaver…

Continue

Untapped Potential

Posted by Sarah Whiting on January 29, 2018 at 14:49 0 Comments

As a big believer in strength based approaches to living and working, I decided to catch up with a bit of 'light' reading and took a wee peek at the Gallup 'State Of The Global Workplace'Executive Summary. 

As with similar reports, it beings with an overview of the lay of the land, talking about how we are in a stage of unprecedented change caused by the increase in:

  • digitisation and…
Continue

Using data to build better education systems plus a belief that all learners are capable of success

Posted by Hazel Owen on January 29, 2018 at 10:30 0 Comments

This post was written by and posted by Helen Walters (27th June 2012) on the TED blog here |…

Continue

Have you noticed how, when you articulate things - either in a verbal or written form - it feels clearer in your head?

Posted by Hazel Owen on January 28, 2018 at 13:05 0 Comments

Have you noticed how, when you articulate things - either in a verbal or written form - it feels clearer in your head? Sometimes you may write or say something that you weren't expecting. There is also evidence from psychology and neuroscience that talking through traumatic experiences, issues, and challenges, shifts it from the amygdala to the frontal lobe; in other words from the instinctual part of your brain to the processing part of your brain - which is on of…

Continue

Forum

E-Learning: It's Not Just About Technology!

Started by Kamal Bouskri in Theories and principles. Last reply by Paul Keown Mar 13, 2017. 2 Replies

As a technology-integration-in-education advocate and co-founder of myVLE.com learning management system, I had the opportunity during the past few years to research the main hindrances to e-learning…Continue

Tags: LMS, e-learning

Applying 'The Chaos Monkey' to your life

Started by Sarah Whiting in Professional Development. Last reply by Tessa Gray Mar 4, 2017. 1 Reply

I am currently completing the whole life challenge and every few days, I get sent emails around practices that support improving my life from the inside out. Most of the time, I just flick the…Continue

A quick reminder about passwords and how to create an awesome one.

Started by Catriona Pene in Facilitation Feb 28, 2017. 0 Replies

Got 3 minutes? Well worth a watch of this video to get some tips on creating awesome passwords.Continue

Does ESOL teaching pay?

Started by Adon Kumar in Learning (e.g. preferences, styles, requirements). Last reply by Lorraine Makutu Jun 10, 2015. 1 Reply

I want to share my exciting…Continue

Tags: PrivateTutor, Sociolinguistics, ESOL

 
 
 

Latest Activity

John S. Oliver posted a video

Why Don't the U.S., Myanmar, and Liberia Use the Metric System?

Just three countries- the United States, Myanmar (formerly Burma), and Liberia, still resist the metric system. Ever wonder why? Watch Mr. Beat's video anywa...
52 minutes ago
joanna Wheway liked Hazel Owen's blog post Have you noticed how, when you articulate things - either in a verbal or written form - it feels clearer in your head?
yesterday
joanna Wheway posted a blog post

First time principal...setting targets in a post NS world!!

So NS has gone...and I couldn't be happier...and nor could my team.But this has left a bit of a…See More
yesterday
John S. Oliver posted a video

GLOW ROCKS

It's a GLOW ROCK DANCE PARTY! This video is best watched in the dark! p.s. I've never actually been to a real dance party and had to Google "what are raves l...
Saturday

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Hazel Owen.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service