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Rosamund Britton
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I is for Inquiry (& inspiration for the start of mine).
Part One - Scanning, Focussing & Developing a Hunch. One of the most important aspects of any teacher's professional learning is how well we reflect and act on what is happening right in front of us, how we seek to improve the impact we have on our ākonga (...

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K is for Austin Kleon: inspired by his blackout poetry
A few years ago I stumbled across the idea of 'hidden poems' or 'blackout poetry' when I was teaching students about different ways of getting inspired to write creatively. One of the most prolific and creative writers using this style is Austin Kleon . I f...

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F is for Feedback
Teachers are always searching for more effective ways to give their learners feedback on their learning. In fact, it's one of my Professional Learning goals this year (see 'G for Goals' shortly!). But as learners ourselves, we need feedback too. One of the ...

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C is for Community
When thinking about what to write for 'C for Community' there is so much I could, should, and absolutely want to say. But it's late, it's been a very loooooong day, and I know I've got 23 other letters up my sleeve to share so much more about the philosophy...

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Bottom of a bog
Freya and her Mama (me) about to start the X-Race earlier today As an English teacher, I'm particularly fond of extended metaphor and analogy. So, here's what popped into my head as I drove myself and my daughter back across Auckland late this afternoon, fo...

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A is for Appraisal
Two years later, I still haven't completed 2014's AtoZ blogging challenge (those draft posts will come in handy this time round, though!) but as those of us with growth mindsets know, FAIL = 'First Attempt in Learning", so I wanted to give 2016's challenge ...

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Professional Learning: Resilience & Mindfulness
Monique, our guidance counsellor, spoke to us this morning about another way of looking at our dispositional curriculum and valuing its importance. Resilience as a set of personality traits - Richard Davidson ( Centre for Healthy Minds ) Our HPSS dispositio...

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Critical Friendships
Following on from my recent blogpost about peer observations , this post will be about the implementation and development of the ‘Critical Friendship’ aspect of professional learning at Hobsonville Point Secondary School. One of my responsibilities as a Lea...
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