6 Ways By Which Technology Can Simplify Online Learning

  • July 30, 2019

6 Ways By Which Technology Can Simplify Online Learning

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Laziness does not exists

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A very challenging read. To do what this psychologist does requires more time listening and showing empathy to those we often react to with frustration and judgment.

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It’s Time to Blow Up The Public School System

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This is not my own writing but I wanted to post it as it is one of the most provocative pieces of writing which makes me think deeper than what...

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What's going on in there?

  • June 27, 2019

Why are my students driving me crazy? I’m up against power struggles every day and find myself exhausted just thinking about the next meeting talking about that kid who refuses to listen!

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How do we support our students to be curious?

  • May 28, 2019

Is there something which is keeping our kids from asking questions that matter?

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  • May 25, 2019

My boy was not happy unless he was doing something that he loved.

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How do you know if your planning is personalised enough for your students?

  • May 05, 2019

How do you know if your planning makes sense for your kids?

Well, I don’t think you can!

This is partly because no one has ever defined what personalised learning looks like in real terms or come up with a collective agreement of how to plan, track, mark or report on it.

 

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Student-led learning is not working!

  • March 22, 2019

I've just returned from the National Future Schools Expo in Melbourne, Australia reflecting on how this impacts on our teachers' vision for the future.

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Imagination

  • March 08, 2019

Teachers teach because they love what they do and have the heart to make a difference in the life of an incredible human being.

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Science, the cradle of curiosity

  • February 11, 2019

Integrating science into your core subjects is a great way to nurture curiosity and inspire students to explore the curriculum as a way to express their learning.

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Kids are reluctant thinkers!

  • December 03, 2018

Being a good thinker does not happen by accident, humans by nature are reluctant thinkers.  In fact, our brain works to avoid thinking too much

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Slow down to hear and feel in a situation

  • September 07, 2018

Slowing down is more than living in balance, it is about understanding the trap we have fallen into where expectations become more important than accessing raw human potential and the song of the heart.

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Optimising learners’ intellectual curiosity

  • July 30, 2018

Through brain research more awareness is growing on how our children learn but we are still grappling with the means to really address the value of that research.

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Student Voice Matters

  • March 21, 2018

The demands on teachers to make learning meaningful and exciting is a very real challenge for most teachers.

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Silence isn't empty, it's full of answers

  • January 11, 2018

An article on silence from Lifehack reminded me of my experiences as a child being grabbed by the relentless South Island, West Coast surf, tossed back and forth, pushed under...

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YouPlanIt Classroom Trial Report

  • January 11, 2018

YouPlanIt Classroom (YPI) Trial, November 2017

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Take control of your own behaviour

  • December 15, 2017

Self-management means to take control of your own behaviour and well-being. It teaches us to be autonomous, aware and more responsible.

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Teaching by instinct

  • July 14, 2017

I wish I had used and trusted my inner voice and instincts from the very outset of my teaching career. 

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We don’t need to learn, how to learn!

  • March 16, 2017

YouPlanlt harnesses the natural ability of human learning and provides a place for its expression.

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What could possibly happen if we valued the seed thought of a child?

  • March 16, 2017

I was asked, "What do you do with a child that sits at the desk staring at a blank page?"

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Tips on how to introduce YouPlanIt Classroom to your students

  • March 16, 2017

Below are some ideas on how to introduce YouPlanIt Classroom to your students. Whichever way you choose to do it the important thing to remember is to do it at...

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Keep Stress out of the classroom

  • March 16, 2017

Teaching is a calling and it demands commitment and dedication with powerful rewards. But unfortunately for many of us, it’s not long before we find ourselves struggling to enjoy our profession.

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6 Ways By Which Technology Can Simplify Online Learning

A very challenging read. To do what this psychologist does requires more time listening and showing empathy to those we often react to with frustration and judgment.

This is not my own writing but I wanted to post it as it is one of the most provocative pieces of writing which makes me think deeper than what...

Why are my students driving me crazy? I’m up against power struggles every day and find myself exhausted just thinking about the next meeting talking about that kid who refuses to listen!

Is there something which is keeping our kids from asking questions that matter?

My boy was not happy unless he was doing something that he loved.

*How do you know if your planning makes sense for your kids?*

I've just returned from the National Future Schools Expo in Melbourne, Australia reflecting on how this impacts on our teachers' vision for the future.

Teachers teach because they love what they do and have the heart to make a difference in the life of an incredible human being.

Integrating science into your core subjects is a great way to nurture curiosity and inspire students to explore the curriculum as a way to express their learning.

Being a good thinker does not happen by accident, humans by nature are reluctant thinkers. In fact, our brain works to avoid thinking too much

Slowing down is more than living in balance, it is about understanding the trap we have fallen into where expectations become more important than accessing raw human potential and the song of the heart.

Through brain research more awareness is growing on how our children learn but we are still grappling with the means to really address the value of that research.

The demands on teachers to make learning meaningful and exciting is a very real challenge for most teachers.

An article on silence from Lifehack reminded me of my experiences as a child being grabbed by the relentless South Island, West Coast surf, tossed back and forth, pushed under...

YouPlanIt Classroom (YPI) Trial, November 2017

Self-management means to take control of your own behaviour and well-being. It teaches us to be autonomous, aware and more responsible.

I wish I had used and trusted my inner voice and instincts from the very outset of my teaching career.

YouPlanlt harnesses the natural ability of human learning and provides a place for its expression.

I was asked, "What do you do with a child that sits at the desk staring at a blank page?"

Below are some ideas on how to introduce YouPlanIt Classroom to your students. Whichever way you choose to do it the important thing to remember is to do it at...

Teaching is a calling and it demands commitment and dedication with powerful rewards. But unfortunately for many of us, it’s not long before we find ourselves struggling to enjoy our profession.