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Goal setting…

Goal setting…

So week two at school has come to an end and while it has been lots of time and effort I am actually loving it.  The values/ educational philosophy of the school align so nicely with me and my beliefs; it’s just awesome.  This week I challenged my class to think holistically about their learning … Continue reading

Building classroom culture…

My first week as a primary school teacher has come to an end and I am feeling pretty good about the whole thing.  It is a lot harder then I expected and there is a lot more preparation work then I am used to, but it is a good hard that means I am learning … Continue reading

Learning Stories: Not only for under fives…

Learning Stories: Not only for under fives…

Today I attended the Celebrating Learning Stories Conference 2016 put on by ELP.  It was great to take some time with a couple of my teammates to really think about learning stories and the impact they can have / are having around the world.  For a small country like New Zealand, it is really fantastic … Continue reading

Letter to a beginning teacher…

Letter to a beginning teacher…

Dear Beginning Teacher, You are just starting out on a career that will be a rollercoaster ride of highs and lows.   The children are fantastic and you will love them even as some of them frustrate the heck out of you.  However, being a teacher is never as simple as teaching children.  It is … Continue reading