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Reid Walker
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Personal Qualities for Collaboration
What are the vital ingredients that create a successful team in a collaborative spaces? Beginning my third year at HPPS and once again being a member of a new team, this thought has been 'on top' for a while. I began 2017 pondering about the  Art of a team ...

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The art of a team
Collaborative teaching, team teaching and team work is no new thing. My own schooling was full of team-taught environments, as those big open plan double classes of the 1980s were experimented with. Nor is the understanding of what it takes to build, make o...

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Student voice - Maori learners and learning
One of my favourite experiences as a staff member at Hobsonville Point was the Waitangi Celebrations at the start of 2015 as this introduced me to new activities, colleagues, students and whanau ( blog post ). It also provoked many thoughts as to how the HP...

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Embracing my green brain
I'm embracing my green/red/blue/yellow brain this year, I tend to be very yellow as a preference, present as almost square-like in profile but green collapses when stressed and yellow becomes dominant. This is the type of conversation that you'll often hear...

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Connecting as an educator
Are you staggered that we are now approaching mid-October, the T3 holidays are over and we're part way through Connected Educator Month? It's commonly stated that time flies when you're having fun, maybe it should read time flies when you're connected! I'm ...

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Recognise it might be a while since some have used these but the Graduating Teacher Standards also a resource worth considering. For new teachers, these are the first introduction to the PTCs and meant to substitute for them throughout pre-service training.

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Hi everyone, I'm Reid. I'm in my 4th year of teaching at primary level, have done some teaching at tertiary level and a few others along the way. Time with friends and family is precious and best spent at a bbq, restaurant, golf course or beach. Love to learn and can't wait to get started on this. Thanks for the efforts in helping us all connect Sonya.

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#EducampAkl 2105
Work life balance has been a bit of a problem this year.  I've got two young kids at home, a desire to play golf, a passion to pour myself into my new school and did I mention my kids who are almost 3 and 14 weeks old. The notion of giving up a Saturday for...

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Modelling failure and learning
I recently ran a workshop with some children to assist them on reflecting, in talking about photos and their purpose within reflection I mentioned Thinglink . These learners appeared interested, so I quickly showed them the front page and their interest gre...

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Tweeting in LC4
I've been using twitter in the classroom for some time now but am constantly picking up new ways to do things, naturally we're all learning but its the launch of Twitter into the classroom that I'm specifically referring to. Going into HPPS I was wanting to...
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