Today I hosted TeachMeetNZ virtual number two. It has been a busy and productive day. As I reflect on the process I can identify links that I have with each of the presenters. I felt excited with the range of talented educators sharing today and they presented from as far south as Christchurch to as … Continue reading TeachMeetNZ
What a week we have had?? At Newmarket School we have been preparing for online learning for several years. This past couple of weeks have thrown us all into that learning whether we are fully prepared or not. Personally I needed just two more days and I would have felt better about our processes and … Continue reading Home learning at Newmarket School.
Over the past two years I have been leading the Mathematics Initiative for the Auckland Central Community of Schools. (ACCoS) This year I wanted to continue to develop and to maintain knowledge and skills relevant for my performance as an Across School Leader of Mathematics in ACCoS. One of the areas I identified as needing … Continue reading Post Graduate Studies
Yes I know multistructural as in have just listed my reflections. However I am OK with that. So far I have had a lovely break. Caught up with family. Been riding the busses with mum and that is always heaps of fun. Slept in most days past the dreaded 5.30am alarm. Major life events that … Continue reading SOLO Taxonomy and reflecting
On Thursday I sat in a Cafe in Mount Eden waiting for a meeting with colleagues. I had caught the bus in from home. Once seated found out that there was no WIFI. Shock and horror, now what. So I drafted this post using old school as in used a Word document and no I … Continue reading Reruns and the chance to give a shout out to some tweeps.
Role Switch turns student into a teacher of Mandarin language. Beijing Flyer 2018 Trip to Beijing This post is crossposted on ILEP Website. This post featured in TESOLANZ Newsletter Winter 2017 This post featured in Learning Languages Newsletter 3/2017. Essential Resources Achieving Balanced Learning for ELLs ESOL Update http://a.smartmailpro.com/webv/1hapjre08p#Spotlight TPDL https://www.tplt.ac.nz/Case+Stories2.html#c905 Podcast with Pete Hall. https://www.pond.co.nz/detail/630210/001-sonya-vanschaijik-on-leading-teachers-to-share-their-practice Future … Continue reading Articles
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This is just a reflection of 2017. Aspects of 2017 that were most rewarding or satisfying and why? Probably my most rewarding outcomes was my work with teachers. Some example include working with the ACCoS Community. I was excited to see the growth of members of the Across School Leaders as they took up the challenge of … Continue reading Bah Humbug to 2018.
http://www.cnnuu.com/jianbihua/dongwu/4257.html During my session of Chinese language this week I learnt a new saying ‘狗熊掰 玉米 Gǒuxióng bāi yùmǐ’ which means Bear breaking off corn. This is explained that the bear gathers corn and stores it under his armpit and we can see what happens as he adds to his stash. It is an analogy … Continue reading Bear Breaking off Corn
I have written before about the importance of making connections before collaboration can happen. (@edu_sparks took the photo) Just as an update this is a reflection about this year’s uLearn. Sometime I meet educators who say ‘I hear the same stuff and I haven’t picked up anything new.’ My response usually is, ‘Are you presenting? … Continue reading Lessons learned from an Across School Leader in a Kāhui Ako