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Taking Your Teaching Online Program Collection

Taking Your Teaching Online Program Collection

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A collection of Magna Online Seminars and 20-Minute Mentor programs about online teaching and learning. This collection is approximately seven hours of…


Added by John S. Oliver on March 20, 2020 at 10:11 — No Comments

Social Action: a task for our times?

Social action is a powerful force. Every Labour weekend Radio New Zealand's Concert Program airs the results of its 'Settling the Score' poll. For the last few years, 'The Lark Ascending' has come in first. Some have become a little sick of this and felt a new number one was needed.  …


Added by Paul Keown on October 30, 2019 at 19:56 — No Comments

While it seems bad these days just consider Chicago in the 1890s - history and humor

Note that this journalist put the spotlight on the injustices of his day not by whining, blaming, and complaining but by using fiction is a clever way.
Note that the issues of his day are like those of our day. Yet they are better in many ways. 
I came on this by searching for the origin of the saying that is attributed to him --- 
Comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.
That is the motto of many journalism schools. It can…

Added by John S. Oliver on August 6, 2019 at 12:30 — No Comments

Do Touch and Hold the Exhibit

Once, a comedian told a hilarious story on how he left a rental car at the airport and got away with it. But it worked for him only because no one else does it. The same principle can apply for touching and holding an exhibit item in the museum (which is a part of the diverse learning lifestyle). If a storyteller would crash the car at the gates of the airport and left it on the runway, the story would probably be a…


Added by Zack Hargrove on May 3, 2019 at 19:34 — No Comments

Transactional or transformational coaching?

In the art of coaching there are many different approaches and definitions. However, at a basic level they all are either transactional (coaching for performance) and / or transformational (coaching for a change in awareness and understanding that can lead to improved performance). The two foci are strongly interrelated with the transactional…


Added by Hazel Owen on May 2, 2019 at 12:09 — No Comments

Find My Phone And Other Christmas Tech Savvy Tips

Christmas is literally just around the corner and we all simply cannot wait. From festive décor and seasonal dishes to spending time with family and even traveling there is no denying how much there is to look forward to.

  • Learn about Find My Phone and what you need to make it work!
  • How to find your missing phone Step by Step!
  • 9 Apps and Online Services for a Techy Christmas!

Read full…


Added by Amy Scholl on December 5, 2018 at 23:00 — No Comments

Sapiens and the Sixth Extinction

My apologies to readers for a long break between postings. However, I have been using my non-posting time to do some serious reading about the relationship between values and some of the major and intensifying issues facing us all in the first half of the 21st century. My quest started while I was in Germany and the UK over winter visiting our five grandchildren of that side of the world. I thoroughly enjoy the privilege of reading the Guardian and the Observer newspapers on a regular basis.…


Added by Paul Keown on December 1, 2018 at 23:00 — No Comments

What coaching and mentoring is...and isn't

A lovely overview from Sarah Whiting, about what coaching and mentoring is...and isn't, and a couple of the options available through CORE Education.

The description from the Edtalks site reads:

Sarah Whiting, facilitator for CORE Education, discusses the role of coaching and mentoring in teaching. She talks about how important it is that coaching and mentoring happens alongside people, providing support in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Sarah explains how…


Added by Hazel Owen on November 8, 2018 at 16:54 — No Comments

Why and How to Effectively Start Monitoring Your Children’s Phone

As a parent, you may consider monitoring your kid’s online activities in order to make them spend less time on the Internet and not engage with dangerous things. Still, there’s a fine line between monitoring and invading their privacy. So, why should you do it? and how can it be done without crossing the line?

At Kidguard we support and care for healthy relationships between children and parents, find out what are the updated tips on …


Added by Amy Scholl on November 6, 2018 at 16:57 — No Comments

Halloween Safety Tips All Parents Should Know

Now that all of your flannels have broken out, Fall has officially begun. The candy aisle at the supermarkets are growing and Halloween seems to be right around the corner. If you are a parent to young children, you are likely making arrangements to take your child trick-or-treating. If you are a parent with a teenager, they might have plans to go out that night. Whether or not this is the case, there are extra precautionary measures that all of us can take on Halloween to create…


Added by Amy Scholl on October 25, 2018 at 19:01 — No Comments

Employees are are crying out for coaching and mentoring

I must admit to feeling just a bit excited when I read recently that people are crying out for coaching and mentoring (although I did wince a bit at some of the language used in the article :D). This is a significant shift from seeing coaching and mentoring as something that used to be about performance management, or as something that seemed to be mainly reserved for…


Added by Hazel Owen on October 24, 2018 at 21:20 — No Comments

Authentic Contexts For Learning

I have been wondering about what makes an authentic context for learning because it seems that their are various definitions about what this really means.  I posted a blog about this today in Hynessight and thought I would cross-post it in here because there is a great community to give feedback about such things.  

The new digital technology areas in the New Zealand Curriculum both urge learning to be…


Added by Leigh Hynes on October 15, 2018 at 17:14 — No Comments

Did I see an increase in the resilience level in the students with ASD?

I designed activities to either strengthen existing individual characteristics and/or worked on building the skills that supported resilience.

During problem solving exercises especially evident during the ‘Who Dun It’ stories one student went from guessing the answers to my questions, as his default response, to  thinking about what he would say. I observed him thinking about the information he had and following…


Added by Lorraine Vickery on October 13, 2018 at 14:44 — No Comments

Applications That Make Parenting Easier

Applications That Make Parenting Easier

Technology is the base of most parental concerns, and it is likewise the answer for every one of them. Whether it is guaranteeing your youngster’s digital security, or keeping in contact with your children when you are not around, or scanning for some utility items and nearby…


Added by Amy Scholl on September 27, 2018 at 19:18 — No Comments

Hi Ethos Community!

On my Ethos page, I'll be sharing the most updated information about children online safety and parenting.

Please feel free to contact me in case you have any special questions or would like to get advice from me.

Added by Amy Scholl on September 27, 2018 at 19:14 — No Comments

One coachee's experience of coaching, and what he is getting out of it


Added by Hazel Owen on September 10, 2018 at 18:54 — No Comments

Activities that Promote and build Resilience.

In my problem solving sessions students must combine different types of information, such as personal experiences and prior knowledge to complete tasks. One of which is the 'Who Dun it' stories where they must extract information from the text.  Literal comprehension, involving recognising and remembering facts is easy for the students compared to inferential comprehension which requires them to deduce information that is not explicitly stated in the…


Added by Lorraine Vickery on September 2, 2018 at 15:39 — No Comments

Is Incorporation a prudent step in taking my business forward?

One question that entrepreneurs, sole proprietors and business owners in partnerships, persistently keep contemplating is: Is Incorporation a prudent step in taking my business forward? This decision can judiciously be taken on the basis of the following Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporating a business:

Advantages of Incorporating your Business…


Added by Maisie Headey on August 22, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Progress Not Perfection

Writing this has been therapeutic for me and I hope it helps you.


I did not make specific prayer requests here but many are implied.



There are many sayings in the 12 step community that have helped me over the years.

The saying that has helped me recently is this, progress and not perfection.


I feel disappointed inside that there is so much I want to do yet it…


Added by John S. Oliver on August 16, 2018 at 6:31 — No Comments

Tea Made Me Think

Just now I am brewing tea for kombucha tea.

As I looked at those dry tea leaves I considered what it took to get that product to me.

How many people and processes were involved?

The packaging took talented and smart…


Added by John S. Oliver on August 2, 2018 at 3:59 — 1 Comment

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