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Inconsiderate parking (or worse)

Seen on Buckley Road… neither bus is getting past the parked cars. What was the owner of the light coloured car thinking? or were they thinking at all… A whole bunch of no parking cones today… Advertisements

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Netsafe has good messages… BUT

I attended a Netsafe presentation to parents and caregivers at Wellington East Girls College recently. Some interesting and somewhat disturbing information was presented along with some useful advice on safety and kindness online. However, it did occur to me that: … Continue reading

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The cost of meetings – who pays?

“Retail chain Smiths City has been ordered to pay its employees for unpaid pre-work meetings in a decision with wide-ranging ramifications for employers.” I suspect once the cost of running a worker meeting becomes explicit – there will be less … Continue reading

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Creepy dolls

Apparently, a reasonable number of people find dolls creepy… Given the move to Artifical Intelligence and human-like avatars, it seemed a good idea to have students at Year 9 create images using Photoshop incorporating a “creepy doll”, and students at … Continue reading

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Stayed on holiday

20% of the class missing – gone on holiday – or rather did not come back from holidays. Hopefully, they can catch up themselves as I do not see this as my responsibility…  My use of Google Classroom will help … Continue reading

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Note taking… hand write/print use an Elfinbook?

This year I have insisted on all students taking notes using a pen and paper! Ironic given I teach Digital Technologies. I have found handwritten notes and diagrams more conducive to student focus, understanding, recall, drawing linkages etc… Having said … Continue reading

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Pupils admit to lying to get teacher fired… may be some policy issues here…

I wonder if schools have documented policies regarding teachers being alone with 1,2 or even 3 students. Or is it just left to common sense? Potential policies: If a teacher had a class that (temporarily) dropped to 3 or less students … Continue reading

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