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Lisa Squire
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Cantab living and working in Auckland.
Cantab living and working in Auckland.

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A blog written in response to the MLE debate and, of course my love of toffee pops.

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Sampler Box: random creamy filling things vs toffee pops
If faced with making desperate small talk at a dinner party, I could easily talk at length about toffee pops. They're a bit of a passion really.  I consider myself well-researched.  Basically, I've eaten a lot of them over the years!  I think I could hold a...

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Community Exploration Through Various Lenses
#thephotographyproject

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Igniting Curiosity - Through a World of Possibilities
How do we personalise learning when some children have little or no idea of what they are interested in or are madly obsessed about a narrow subject? To personalise students learning (i.e. place students at the centre of learning) we (the teachers) need to ...

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Why Exercise Makes You Happy
Day 9   #28daysofwriting Hitting the news recently, was N.Zs high ranking in a OECD global report, showing kiwis are amongst the most obese people in the world.  Up to a third of kiwi boys and girls are indicated to be obese.  The research was conducted by ...

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Distractibility : Keeping Students Minds Wandering (with purpose)
#28daysofwriting  Day 4 This morning, I sat down at my desk with a task list that included a few admin jobs I've been putting off.  Someone once told me, I think it was my mother, to prioritise the boring and save the exciting for last.  So, today I took mu...

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Do Uniforms Help Children to Learn?
 #28daysofwriting.  Day 3 I'm wondering where there is any research that proves that having a school uniform actually help kids to learn?  As I have only 28 minutes to write this post I'm going to do a quick google scholar search and see what I can find and...

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Ditch the Written Recount on Day 1 of School #28daysofwriting
So, what does Day 1 look like at H.P.P.S? A two day retreat, at Muriwai Beach allowed our staff the opportunity to gather and discuss our thinking in preparedness for Day 1 with our kids.  It also meant we could have some time to play in the surf and enjoy ...

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Risk-taking #28daysofwriting
I love the thinking behind Tom Barrett's #28daysofwriting in smashing out thoughts and ideas to contribute to our blogs.  I hope that my ramblings are at least a bit logical and are delivered in a manner in which others can interpret and take away something...

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Photography Group Shot for My Story. Our Story. Your Story
Today our photography group has taken a couple of group shots to upload to the collaborative photography project.  We took photos around school and tried to share how creative we are, make our shot unique, have fun with our ideas and show a little bit of sc...
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