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
Added by joanna Wheway on February 20, 2018 at 20:13 — No 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
Added by joanna Wheway on February 7, 2018 at 20:38 — No 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
Added by John S. Oliver on February 4, 2018 at 15:39 — No 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:
Added by Sarah Whiting on January 29, 2018 at 14:49 — No Comments
This post was written by and posted by Helen Walters (27th June 2012) on the TED blog here |…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 29, 2018 at 10:30 — No 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…
Added by Hazel Owen on January 28, 2018 at 13:05 — No Comments
Amanda Palmer at TED proposing that artists can survive in an online world where everything is sharable - by making it free and simply asking to be paid. It works on me, but I have been a fan of hers for a few years now and more than willing to pay to download her music
It is an interesting talk, and it is clear that she (and others) are making this work. It is a great example of how our digital environment creates new opportunities for expression and learning and earning. Far more, I…Continue
Added by John Owen on January 23, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments
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I was emailed recently (by John S Oliver) with the following: "I have heard of star on the stage into guide on the side. What are the other phrases? What are the ways to communicate in a sentence the impact of edutech?"...and so I thought about it a few days, and then did some research around it. I couldn't find any equivalent 'sayings' - so if you know any,…Continue
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Added by Hazel Owen on January 20, 2018 at 11:30 — No Comments
Great story here that was shared this morning on Radio NZ National,…
Added by Hazel Owen on January 19, 2018 at 19:00 — No Comments
Richard Byrne (Free Technology for Teachers) shared this 'how to' resource, which you may find useful. Richard writes:
"Google Slides has a lot of capabilities that often go overlooked. One of those capabilities is the option to link slides so that viewers don't have to necessarily see them in a chronological sequence. By linking slides you can create an interactive diagram in Google Slides.…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 19, 2018 at 11:21 — No Comments
Came across this article http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar13/vol70/num06/Our-Brains-Extended.aspx while I was browsing the other day. Some really interesting ideas and questions arise from it I think. Hazel also came up with some like:
• What are the capabilities that make the human mind unique—such as empathy and passion—for which people should…
Added by Nigel Bailey on January 18, 2018 at 9:00 — No Comments
I often find myself pondering why coaching and mentoring are so powerful. When I am being coached the fact that someone is listening so intently, and asking questions that in turn ... even though I know they are part of a coach's tool box ... help me dig deeper than when I ask myself the same questions. I am not the most extroverted person around, but still have a deep…Continue
Charles Grey from Lyncconf contacted me recently to share something, which, if you are a Minecraft enthusiast, will be really interesting. Charles and his team have pulled together over 15 Minecraft mods for 2018 in this valuable resource.
The introduction to the article opens by asking, "What are the best Minecraft mods?",…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 14, 2018 at 22:30 — No Comments
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At the time of the earthquake countless people were impacted personally and professionally, including education organisations. For some, the experience, and the whole…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on January 10, 2018 at 11:00 — No Comments
Star Wars is not just a hugely popular group of movies but it is more.
I came on the following materials that opened my eyes to the deeper levels of this.
While I enjoy the movies, I do not obsess over the matters between viewings. Yet there are millions of passionate fans all over the world that have the posters, action figures, and costumes a…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on December 14, 2017 at 6:00 — No Comments