NZTech Education Technology Summit - Keynote: Mike Usmar
With the opportunity to get to the NZTech Education Technology Summit at Massey University in Albany, I thought I'd give live blogging of a keynote a go. I'm not sure this is technically live blogging as I'm posting it several hours after the event, but it was (mostly) written during…
Manaakitanga
Manaakitanga: hospitality, kindness, generosity, support - the process of showing respect, generosity and care for others.1 It's not just something we teach our kids. It's something for us—teachers, adults—to live also. We need to watch what we say in public. This includes on social media. And yes,…
Sitting in the chair
So I'm on the Board of Trustees for a school. As I'm sure many people can attest to, when the role of chairperson comes up often, no volunteers come forward. Well, for some reason, this time, I put up my hand. I was the only one, so that was that.…
Engaging & Empowering
Transcript of image text Engaging students means getting kids excited about OUR: content interests curricula Empowering students means giving kids the knowledge and skills to pursue THEIR: passions interests future (Kids need to be empowered NOT engaged) E20 Facebook page Images such as the one above are frequently seen all…
Te Reo Puāwai Māori
One of my goals for this year is to learn some basic te reo Māori and incorporate it into my professional practice and general day-to-day life. I had the privilege earlier this year to work through the Te Reo Puāwai Māori Empower course offered by CORE Education. It is run…