Author Archives: edwin bruce

Death of a former student

I attended the funeral of a former student recently, as part of a contingent of 5 teachers/Principal. A number of her school friends attended the funeral service, several speaking. She was 19 years old. I taught her over 4 years … Continue reading

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Class prize giving : students choice

My Digital Technologies class were invited to: Make a list of 6 prize categories they would like to see for the class, and Decide who wins each category (chocolate bar). I did not participate – just left it up to … Continue reading

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Its all about cake

It is getting to the time of the year when junior students, sensing the impending break start to do even less work than usual and with not very much enthusiasm. Happy to say that as part of reflecting on learning … Continue reading

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Looking forward to teaching economics

In keeping with general trends (girls not boys), the number of students opting to do digital technologies has fallen over the years. There are several reasons for this… They are not electing to take it in Year 9 ie from … Continue reading

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Henceforth I shall call students…

Henceforth I shall call students “young people in our care” in anticipation that they will learn better.

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New teacher registration policy… coming soon

Interesting, will speaking Te reo be compulsory to be registered as a teacher in the future? I have no view on whether or not that is s good thing, but over time once the “boomers” have turned over it is … Continue reading

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The horses are bolting…

Seen in a recent N4L posting… “Protecting your students from harm, and to this end, you should ensure that: a. you have the Network for Learning (N4L) network and content filter, or an equivalent capability, in place b. students are … Continue reading

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