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How will YOU teach your students to make a difference next school year? Here's a step by step plan that led to great success in my class!

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My Changing Practice!
Week 32 Titiro whakamuri, kokiri whakamua Look back
and reflect, so you can move forward The lead statement on the NZ Education Council website declares that “Teachers
play a critical role in enabling the educational achievement of all
ākonga/learners.”  (N...

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Impacts of my Interdisciplinary Connections
Week 31:       “ As with any boundary crossing, expanding our ideas about ‘who
belongs’ presents challenges to the existing culture.”  (Stoll et al 2007) My interdisciplinary
connections map looks like a map of the London Underground.  What I find most inte...

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Using social online networks in teaching and professional development
Melhuish (2013)   (Sharples, 2016) hypothesizes that
educator engagement in the Virtual Learning Network (VLN) provides a system of
participation where educationalists are able to be informally involved in
professional development.  Such
involvement is imme...

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The Use of Social Media in School
As a teacher it is imperative to make conscious moral
decisions to ensure my practice meets the ethical standards of conduct and
responsibility set by the New Zealand Teacher’s Council.  The use of social media is an area filled
with pitfalls.  Finding the ...

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Critique and evaluate how indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness inform practice
There are many tensions between the New Zealand Curriculum
document and indigenous educational philosophies.  In culturally responsive teaching, three
concepts of importance are: ·          Ako ·          Whanau ·          Māori succeeding as Māori (and Pas...

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The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who
cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.  (Alvin Toffler) Week 27-Activity 3-Practice-Broader Professional Context Implementing effective strategies to support priority...

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Critically analyse issues of socio-economic factors, school culture and professional environments in relation to practice
“School culture is one of the most complex and
important concepts in education” (Stoll, 2000 p9).  Almost anyone who has
walked into a school will agree with this statement.  Each school has a defined character that
meets a visitor head on.  At Koraunui we
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