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How To Strengthen Your Credentials - 5 Career Tips

This month we have a post that has been written by Ashley Limpan, that is highly relevant to anyone looking for a career in the medical field. It also has some useful tips for pretty much anyone starting out in a career, or planning their next career move.

Ashley is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion in providing creative solutions for building brands online. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome…

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Added by Hazel Owen on May 23, 2018 at 10:11 — No Comments

It's been a while....

I've been invisible for a long time.   Sorry about that.  And I did just return to the US after a 5-week visit with grandkids in Dunedain.  But there was a hurricane and emergency surgery and all, but I'm better.   Just did a catch-up post on my US Blog.

Added by Raymond M Rose on May 9, 2018 at 3:54 — 1 Comment

How can we get parents to engage with Internet Safety?

Hi Ethos Community,

This is my first post and I'd like to thank Hazel for encouraging me to come aboard.

I'm the director of WeTheParents, an online parenting resource that has recently done a huge piece of work on Internet Safety.

Now, there are many online resources for Internet Safety, but here's the thing: most are old and dull!! (Yup, I've said it.)

Schools often link to one or two of these. But then, to make matters worse, even these resources aren't being…

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Added by Neve Spicer on May 4, 2018 at 6:00 — 2 Comments

Can I build resilience in my students?

Having got to know the special education needs of the students I work with I discovered that they do not cope with getting their work incorrect or wrong. I have observed examples of students finding ways to cheat, waiting for you to give them the correct answer, or they give up or they act out when they are unable to complete a task and some do not show any resilience to what they see as “failure.” 

This is common…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on April 29, 2018 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Making the most of learning and teaching online: Fostering skills and strategies to stay safe

http://www.mylgp.org.nz/It is never too early to help students realise that there is a risk when using social networking, and to help them assimilate strategies and skills that will assist them to stay safe online, while also enjoying the huge benefits of being online and part of…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 26, 2018 at 22:04 — No Comments

The power of coaching: Don't let technology disruption disrupt your team

This post was written as a guest post for Cyma (a technology and enterprise architecture consultancy), and was originally posted as Living With Change - Don’t let technology disruption disrupt your team on 16th April…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 23, 2018 at 18:48 — No Comments

Volvo Ocean Race is the only sport I follow

A few teams of men and women race around the world.

They encounter all kinds of weather and sea conditions.

This year one man went overboard and died.

It is the ultimate test of the individuals, teams, and technology.

This is raw as humans encounter nature intimately 24-7 for…

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Added by John S. Oliver on April 23, 2018 at 18:42 — No Comments

Snapshot Auckland 2017

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 13, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

VLN Primary: March Update 2018

Meet Nate - Airpoints™ for Schools


Meet Nate - Airpoints™ for Schools, by Air New Zealand…
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Added by Hazel Owen on March 30, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments

Teaching IS Inquiry

At some point in the last three years, I stopped being a teacher who accessed professional learning from time to time and rarely due to my somewhat remote setting, and became a teacher who's teaching spaces became sites of continuous professional learning and inquiry. 'Teaching' and 'learning about teaching' blurred, then all teaching became inquiry...…

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Added by Madeline Campbell on March 27, 2018 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Amazed at those people with little food yet much human energy required in special circumstances

Men at sea during long voyages on sailing ships that ate hard biscuits that they brought when they began.

Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad eating mostly rice.

Soldiers throughout history who after long marches and battles they yet fought again without much good food or rest. Note that combat before guns was VERY physical.

Those who fight forest fires on the ground for a very long time near the blazes without much rest, water, or…

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Added by John S. Oliver on March 27, 2018 at 19:56 — No Comments

Here are my observations about nature that puzzle me - I welcome your comments

Horses
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Added by John S. Oliver on March 27, 2018 at 19:55 — No Comments

Why MBA Degree is Still Relevant Today?

Only 7% of the MBA students are qualified enough to get a decent job. This statistic may sound dismal and may force the education ministry to take some drastic steps (like shutting down engineering colleges) but we need to take a step back and try to figure out what went wrong. It is not that the…

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Added by Maisie Headey on March 27, 2018 at 16:36 — No Comments

Networking to build capacity for teaching with technologies (Call for research participation)

Dear members of the Ethos community,
If you teach with technologies or are keen on adopting education technologies in the future then I'd like to hear from you. I posted a request for my doctoral research last year but didn't get many responses from the NZ academics.
My research (University of Auckland Ethics approved #018812)  aims to identify the value of networks in developing higher educators' capacity for teaching with…
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Added by Ashwini Datt on March 26, 2018 at 12:34 — 2 Comments

New forms of curricula and assessment

Heather Eccles shared the following video and thoughts with members of another community. I found it a humorous, accessible presentation with some great suggestions for re-designing assessments.

“What year are you preparing your students for?” Heidi Hayes Jacobs poses this question in her book Curriculum 21 and in her speaking engagements. I love this question as it quickly gets to the heart of the need to teach students 21st Century skills. She goes on to say that we need…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 25, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Webquests: Ideas, resources and more

The following resources were recommended by John S. Oliver.

Are you and your students webquest fans? The Zunal Webquest site looks great.
There are…
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Added by Hazel Owen on March 24, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Listening and Respecting: A Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations

A while ago I participated in a thought provoking webinar entitled Te Kotahitanga PD including Culturally Responsive Pedagogy of Relations, and facilitated by Mere Berryman. It was Mere's first time facilitating in a Webinar environment, and she faced all the technical hiccups with aplomb...and gave the participants a lot to think about.

Culturally responsive pedagogy…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 23, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

What can Secondary Teachers Do Differently?

Crossblogged from Hynessight

What can Secondary School Teachers Do Differently?…

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Added by Leigh Hynes on March 19, 2018 at 9:00 — 1 Comment

See How Education Has Changed and Imagine What is Coming

Here is a graphic that shows MUCH.

Click on the Enlarge to get the full effect.

And if this is what has happened in recent years then what does the future hold?

 

http://visual.ly/backpack-evolution-how-technology-changed-backpack-essentials…

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Added by John S. Oliver on March 15, 2018 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

Add your voice to the discussion around what the Internet will 'look like' in the next 25 years

From a couple of years ago, but still very relevant...

Minister of Comms and IT, Amy Adams, opened the second day of NetHui with an overview of the Internet and digital technology in New Zealand. One of the first things Amy said was "the Internet and the…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 13, 2018 at 10:30 — No Comments

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