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joanna Wheway commented on joanna Wheway's blog post Week 7
"Hi Hazel, Hope all well with you :) Thanks for commenting...I always know when you comment it will be to push my thinking to a deeper level! which I enjoy by the way:) Thinking about what you have asked and trying to articulate what we did is a bit…"
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Week 7

A breakthrough... I hope it continues!The tension is dissipating and a new shared language is being builtI'm so happy that we have negotiated our way through the first bit of tension and I feel we did so due to taking the time to listen.Not just the surface nod we often think is listening.. but actually opening up to listen and perceive each other's point of views. Sometimes not the easiest or comfiest process.. but I feel it has been hugely worthwhile!Fingers firmly x for next weekSee More
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Week 6!

It's week 6 and the easy road I have had so far is over!The transition stress is starting for some staff...it is long overdue...as no staff can deal with stress like they have this year and not have concerns and fears about the future along with resentment around what has happened to them in the past. Taking this first 6 weeks and focusing on dealing with tin tack stuff.. health and safety, grounds, procedures etc was a bit of a tactical move...in that those are low investment areas...not many…See More
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Made it to week 5....where did the time go!

So holy moly...I survived...in fact I really have to be the luckiest human ever! It is week 5 and I have no idea how we got to halfway through the term already. It has been a rollercoaster of a ride...with huge highs and some moments of whoah..this is too much!From dealing with a school in debt and then realising that yes I have inherited debt...but unfortunately I need to get more in debt as some systems aren't in place and some health and safety needs action NOW!To the realisation that there…See More
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joanna Wheway commented on joanna Wheway's blog post First time Principal!!
"Thanks Catriona...I sure will be shouting out:)"
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Catriona Pene commented on joanna Wheway's blog post First time Principal!!
"So pleased you didn't give up and that you have found your own piece of educational paradise to work in. Keep sharing and reaching out, there are lots of us who want to help you in this new and exciting role!"
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"YAY!  Go you - great reminders to keep eating and exercising - so excited for you and for the school who are lucky to have you. "
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What is your profession?
Principal
What is your interest in ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching?
In my current and previous roles I have found that ICT enhances learning in all areas
For students it allows flipping the learning to an anytime anywhere model and facilitates personalisation of learning to accelerate progress

For adults it is the same...PLD can be accessed anytime and the pool of people you can learn from and with increases exponentially
What is your Twitter username? (if any)
@jojoestudiant
What is your blog address? (if any)
http://jojoprincipal.blogspot.co.nz/

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Week 7

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 19:57 2 Comments

A breakthrough... I hope it continues!

The tension is dissipating and a new shared language is being built

I'm so happy that we have negotiated our way through the first bit of tension and I feel we did so due to taking the time to listen.

Not just the surface nod we often think is listening.. but actually opening up to listen and perceive each other's point of views. Sometimes not the easiest or comfiest process.. but I feel it has been hugely worthwhile!

Fingers firmly x… Continue

Week 6!

Posted on September 4, 2017 at 17:30 1 Comment

It's week 6 and the easy road I have had so far is over!

The transition stress is starting for some staff...it is long overdue...as no staff can deal with stress like they have this year and not have concerns and fears about the future along with resentment around what has happened to them in the past.…

Continue

Made it to week 5....where did the time go!

Posted on August 24, 2017 at 17:21 0 Comments

So holy moly...I survived...in fact I really have to be the luckiest human ever! It is week 5 and I have no idea how we got to halfway through the term already. 

It has been a rollercoaster of a ride...with huge highs and some moments of whoah..this is too much!

From dealing with a school in debt and then realising that yes I have inherited debt...but unfortunately I need to get more in debt as some systems aren't in place and some health and safety needs action NOW!

To…

Continue

we have lift off

Posted on August 1, 2017 at 18:59 2 Comments

Wow...what happened there!

It is now go plus 4 days and I think I have lost 4 days of my life..it has all blurred into what feels like only a couple of hours!

Monday was my first official day and the first thing that happened in the morning was the most lovely Powhiri I have ever attended. The students at my school have such a clear understanding of their heritage and connection with their area...I am very lucky to be leading a school like this!

Since…

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At 20:34 on June 15, 2016, Hazel Owen said…

Kia ora Jo. I was delighted that you accepted the invitation to join the Ethos Online Community. Please feel free to have a look around, and to jump in with questions, requests and comments. A very warm welcome! All the best. Hazel :)

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