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Polly Hamilton
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I like to think I excel at talking, teaching, teching, titivating, trying, typing and transforming
I like to think I excel at talking, teaching, teching, titivating, trying, typing and transforming

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I don't live here anymore!
Head over to my new home:  Miss Hamilton's Flipping Classroom . The whole blog has moved!
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Here is my latest blog post about how I plan to introduce all these groups. Today was the first day and went (mostly) well!
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Ideas for group work in the high school classroom: Wāhanga Rua
Part Two: I am ready to roll out my groups tomorrow! I feel I know the students well enough and have enough data to group them appropriately. I have decided I will need to review these groups over the rest of the term. I will be satisfied if they are fully ...
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Creative writing starters 8
He knew that they were wrong due to the unmistakable scent of smoke fuming from the peak of the island: that slightly sweet, slightly woody smell of warmth and dryness that only comes from a human burning wood that has been stored over the seasons. Peter qu...
Creative writing starters 8
Creative writing starters 8
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Creative writing starters 7
The cherub sat atop the concrete slab building contemplating the consequences of his mistakes. Given that this situation was entirely new, he wondered if it were possible to undo his fateful shot. But therein lay the conundrum: that tricky word 'fate'. Even...
Creative writing starters 7
Creative writing starters 7
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Ideas for group work in the high school classroom
Kia ora all! This blog post is a real train of thought, work in progress entry. I have a lot of ideas about using groups in my class and I'm sure this plan will be refined over the coming weeks. I really look forward to hearing your thoughts, suggestions an...
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Creative writing starters 6
Snowflakes melted on the tips of his eyelashes. Swathes of snow crunched underfoot. The smelt distinctly of nothing except cold. His eyes crinkled against the intense white light reflecting off every surface. In the distance a fir tree trembled and snow fel...
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Creative writing starters 6
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Creative Writing Starters 5
"It's so nice to finally meet you," it said, grinning from ear to ear.  The shaggy polar bear registered his visitor's glistening white fur and glanced down at his own yellowed pelt. He emitted a low growl as his eyes cast down to the watery depths surround...
Creative Writing Starters 5
Creative Writing Starters 5
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It was finally there, after all those years, right in front of him. He reached out a gnarled hand and grasped at the square of glistening air in front of him. The particles shifted and danced under his light touch, drawn towards the density of his skin. The...
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Creative writing starters 4
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You have a set of minions for a week... If I had a set of minions for a week would ask them to: - complete everything on my to do list (everything at school and at home) - buy a freezer and prepare a year's worth of food - make me an emergency kit because I...
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