Having just returned from the New Zealand, I was left with more questions than answers. Whether it be at Google Teacher Academy, Leading a Digital School conference or simply online, I have engaged with a number of New Zealand educators. I have been an avid reader of blogs from people such as Steve Mouldey, Juliet […]
Whether it be sport, education or life, it can be easy to be typecast. The challenge is how to break this myth once it is established. Glenn Maxwell: To Play or Not to Play, is that the Question? When it comes to cricket, I am intrigued by Glenn Maxwell. On the one hand, he has […]
A reflection on my year and a review of the voices that have left me inspired.
A reflection on the artists and albums that represented the soundtrack of 2017.
Just sort of do it flickr photo by mrkrndvs shared under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license This year I tried something different. In addition to my usual practice of blogging, I decided to curate a monthly newsletter. In part, this stemmed from a review that I wrote at the end of last year, […]
flickr photo shared by mrkrndvs under a Creative Commons ( BY-SA ) license It is easy to become disheartened when it comes to the challenges associated with change and reform in education. However, Richard Wells’ book A Learner’s Paradise: A Learner’s Paradise: How New Zealand Is Reimagining Education provides hope. Throughout the book, Wells recounts his […]
At my school, we are currently in the throes of implementing a new ‘instructional model’. One of the interesting ideas that has come out of the whole process is that instruction is always built upon what Robert Marzano calls a guaranteed and viable curriculum. Beyond what Marzano actually means by the ‘guaranteed and viable’, this got […]
During a recent trip to Fiji celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary, my wife and I were lucky enough to visit a local primary school. It had roughly 200 students with a class for each year level. It is always interesting appreciating learning in different contexts. It highlights some things that we take for granted. […]