Author Archives: edwin bruce

Setting relief for the taechers strike.

I plan to set student relief via Google Classroom for the day of the strike. I will then need to check the work has been done and possibly mark it. So I wll lose a days pay but still do … Continue reading

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Adventures with Dog registration at WCC

As per above… If you want to use Kiwi bank to pay the dog rego – too bad. And cheques are no longer a thing. And no there is no code… and nothing I make up works Continued… To pay … Continue reading

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Working from home – students

We (Wellington East Girls College) are currently moving into our new block, this has necessitated having most students working from home over two days. With current technology, teachers can set and monitor work via Google Classroom, in effect we are … Continue reading

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How to reduce teacher workload…

I have some ideas about how to reduce teacher workload. Don’t charge a fee to students to sit NCEA. That way Ako teachers (Form Teachers) and others do not have to follow up students and parents for the money. Arguably … Continue reading

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Anyone interested in a Gateway student interested in programming, design and web development?

Wellington East Girls College has a Year 13 Digital technologies student – very bright and capable that wants to do the “Gateway” program. “Gateway provides an option for schools to broaden educational options for students and strengthen pathways to employment, … Continue reading

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I am happy to go on strike…

I am not in teaching for the money. As a career change, I am in it for students, community, fun, challenge and making a difference. But  I have to say that teaching hours, demands on time, wellbeing and energy, pastoral … Continue reading

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Capability gaps are huge… what to do?

Teachers are dealing with classes of 25-30 students where the capability gap between the least and most capable students is huge. What this potentially translates into is the least capable students get most of the teachers time while the more … Continue reading

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