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Justine Hughes
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Teacher and lifelong learner who is passionate about student and teacher learning to provide exciting opportunities using 21st Century tools and pedagogy.
Teacher and lifelong learner who is passionate about student and teacher learning to provide exciting opportunities using 21st Century tools and pedagogy.

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Championing Our Gifted Students
Although this blog post is part of the celebration that is Gifted Awareness Week in Aotearoa New Zealand and our Gifted Blog Tour that is held each year I think every week is Gifted Awareness Week. As teachers, we are always determined to celebrate our amaz...
Championing Our Gifted Students
Championing Our Gifted Students
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Creating Greater Communication for our Gifted and Talented Students and their Teachers
Many of our gifted and talented students attend a one-day school and as teachers, we often don't really know what they learn there apart from following a blog, if the one-day school or student has one, or reading emails to keep us up-to-date with students' ...
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The Vulnerabilities of Being A Teacher
Last Friday's chat on #whatisschool was all about our vulnerabilities as teachers.  The minute I read the questions, I thoug ht they would be a great challenge for me as a reflective teacher  (this links to a long-ish post with links to many other posts on ...
The Vulnerabilities of Being A Teacher
The Vulnerabilities of Being A Teacher
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The Power of Sketchnoting
A couple of weeks ago I participated in the weekly #whatisschool Twitter chat which that week was hosted by @sylviaduckworth.  Many of you reading this will know her as the guru of #Sketchnoting - something I've long been a fan of using...with my students. ...
The Power of Sketchnoting
The Power of Sketchnoting
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What about the Sweetness and Light of Teaching?
Today's chat on #whatisschool was all about the sweetness and light of teaching - appropriate seeing as it was #nationalgumdropday - did you know there was such a thing?? I did not, but I'm very happy that there is.  (You should learn something new every da...
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Learning - it's not just about testing my friend
I was having a fascinating conversation with a very articulate 9 year-old yesterday about learning and what it meant to him and he came out with the statement I've quoted above.  My heart sank a little but I knew that, in the past few years with the focus w...
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Feedback - What Works?
In 2011 one of my research projects for my Masters looked at feedback and what had the greatest impact on learning and teaching.  My focus was on writing and, in particular, what motivated 'reluctant' writers.  It was really interesting research to complete...
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What's A Community of Practice?
Recently I've been having a lot of discussion about Communities of Practice, (CoPs) in connection with my studies.  There's been an assumption that they're the same as the Communities of Learning set up by the previous government in this country but they're...
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And So It Begins Again
2017 - the year that was...or wasn't in my case.  After a few health challenges which turned out to be opportunities to clarify my thinking around my study (never miss an opportunity to try and turn a negative into a positive, or so I keep telling myself), ...
And So It Begins Again
And So It Begins Again
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An Ear for Inspiration - Educational Podcasts and Podcast Apps
A wonderful friend and colleague has inspired this post - thanks Jazz!  I've been very lazy on the blogging front lately.  Blogging has always been a valuable way for me to reflect on my practice and the way I think about what I do as an educator so, as I r...
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