Category Archives: Reflections

Gathering data

“The ultimate aim of curriculum design and review is to clarify and address priorities for student learning. Schools needs to know who their learners are – their interests, aspirations, and learning needs. This is what should drive the direction of … Continue reading

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Ings, W. (2017). Disobedient teaching: Surviving and creating change in education. Dunedin, NZ: Otago University Press.

I read this book, late last year and wrote the following notes. I believe it is worth looking at now and reminding myself how much I valued the advice in this book. I need to look at the takeaways, to … Continue reading

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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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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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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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