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Maths skills not great, listening poor

I gave my Year 13 class a quick Maths test as part of a lesson on testing (and a secret test on listening). They were asked to email me in the subject line two numbers z and c representing their … Continue reading

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Self management needs to start early

I was asked by a parent for some comments about self management skills. My reply incorporated the following… (future employers would expect no less). It is surprising how challenging students find self management. … good self management leads to better … Continue reading

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Local businesses Datacom, Catalyst and IITP supporting WEGC

Following extract from Education Gazette. Support from the business community remains an important component of teaching their future employees… “WEGC enjoys a close friendship with the wider technology industry, including local information technology firm Datacom, which donates a cash prize … Continue reading

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GOVIS 2017 presentation

I am giving a talk at the GOVIS 2017 conference in Wellington next June. The title of my talk is Stories from the front line – teaching your future employees. It has been awhile since I spoke at GOVIS – should … Continue reading

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Education Gazette feature on Digital Technologies at WEGC

Digital technologies teacher Edwin Bruce says a key defining factor in the school’s approach to the subject is its commitment to open source software (OSS), alongside the Google, Microsoft and Adobe suites. Both he and co-head of department Cris Roughton … Continue reading

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Escalation?

Protest organiser Mia Faiumu, a year 13 student at Wellington East Girls’ College, said the protest – which so far has 250 interested attendees – was originally planned to take place outside Wellington College but was moved in the interests … Continue reading

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Survey: Most New Zealanders want Te Reo Maori to be compulsory learning???

Attitudes towards te reo Māori are changing, and most New Zealanders want Māori language to be compulsory learning in schools, according to a new survey. Source:http://www.schoolnews.co.nz/2017/02/survey-most-new-zealanders-want-te-reo-maori-to-be-compulsory-learning/  On further investigation I note that: The pop-up survey was completed by 5,391 visitors to … Continue reading

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