Category Archives: Reflections

Year 10 – Mixing it up

After the Ulearn session on “Creativity is not just for the arts” run by Steve Mouldey, it got me thinking about how I could apply his MacGyver activity to my Year 10s as a great discussion about prototyping and knowing your stakeholder. … Continue reading

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Resilience

It has been a while since I have blogged, and I put that down to the fact that I’ve been building my resilience. I was in hospital with my son the other night and it was this tweet from AnneMarie … Continue reading

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No Regrets

Every so often I, like so many others, lapse into that “what if” state of mind. For me its the what if I hadn’t had this crazy idea to move to Auckland?  And yes it hasn’t been easy, but look … Continue reading

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Year10 – Part 3

I’ve been meaning to write up the results of my collaborative project with Year 10 for a while now. It was definitely a success, the work they produced was fantastic. I’ve never had so much fun marking assessments before. Of … Continue reading

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How school is failing my son

I should be looking after my own students, doing my marking, preparing for next term, but I’m just too angry. In fact it has taken me over a week to back down from furious to just angry. I received his … Continue reading

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Confessions of an LTR

I took some time out last year to see if I could make it in the “real world” again. I hated it – time sheets, no great professional conversations and output, output, output. So at the end of the year … Continue reading

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Year10 Part2

I do wonder what people would think if they walked into my Year 10 classes at the moment. They are noisy, they are playing games, but they are creating their own learning. I am assessing the bare minimum. Enough to … Continue reading

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The other side of the IEP

I’ve been to lots of IEP meetings, and not found them particularly useful. Last week the shoe was on the other foot, as I attended one for my own child. Very challenging! The meeting was handed over to us. What … Continue reading

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Quick! before I delete it!

Well here we go. My very first blog post. Those who know me well, will know what an effort this is. You see the problem is, I’m just a little bit OCD (or CDO – must be put in alphabetical … Continue reading

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