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Cairan Finnerty
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Had a couple of issues today - first year teacher moments I suppose. Learned a lot. In the Learning Area taster I ran today, I was not expecting so many students to turn up. That's not an excuse, that's my first mistake. The taster I was running was suppose...

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Communication and creativity
Left this a bit late today, I hope that I can get adequate fodder for these posts once modules get underway. I do have a couple of things to talk about though. Resisting the urge to coin 'gin and tonic Tuesday'. Today at HPSS we handed out our module select...

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Teamwork
Happy Merlot Monday everyone! We can just make up holidays, right? Happy Merlot to me Anyway, today I thought I would write about teamwork. Today I experienced teamwork at least three times, and I guess I'm still riding on the coattails of Thursday's theme ...

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Maori learning in Physics: Part 2
Hopefully this post will conclude the Maori learning themed weekend. It is an area of great interest to me, but honestly I have no idea what I am talking about, and neither experience nor theory upon which to draw to inform my opinions. But anyway. I was th...

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Maori learning in Physics
Today I'm going to try to follow on from yesterday's post. I've been trying to find resources to help me out with today's post, but this has proved to be difficult. I'm not sure how to improve Maori outcomes in Physics, and I'm not sure anyone is. There are...

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HPSS part 3: Waitangi day
I should have planned this out a bit more carefully, because now I've all but caught up to now. I'll have to start posting insights to teaching and learning or something rather than treating this like a glorified diary. I'm sure I'll think of something. Tod...

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HPSS part 2: Hub time
Wow, what a day. Had a lovely time during our Waitangi Whanau day, celebrating Waitangi and how cool it is to be a New Zealander. Whilst many childlings were unimpressed at the significance, I think many were very engaged by the day. I'm exhausted, but I ha...
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