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pond will be drained

I see the future of the N4L service Pond is being evaluated. My guess is that like any solution in need of a problem its demise is inevitable. Building an intranet for sharing resources is a great idea, however, when … Continue reading

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69% of my students did not access email or Google Classroom over 7 days

Students are expected to access learning resources and keep up to date via Google Classroom, and/or email. I ran an experiment involving requesting students complete a survey about their use of Google Classroom and email… the click bait being that … Continue reading

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Professional Development for Te Reo in classrooms

The government is funding an initiative to get teachers and support staff speaking Te Reo in the classroom. I am not good at learning other languages but will give it a go if the government, as suggested, funds the cost … Continue reading

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Bureaucrat arrogance in online census failure

The failure to get gather quality data with an online census is no surprise. Sadly neither is the Wellington-based political and bureaucratic arrogance that led to an assumption most people would or indeed could complete the census online. Given recent … Continue reading

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Death on site – implications

A construction worker collapsed and sadly died of a heart attack on Thursday morning, on or about the school driveway and parking areas. This led to the closure of the driveway while emergency services and later on family attended. The … Continue reading

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Teacher nicknames

On occasion, I ask students what my current nickname is (anonymously). My former nickname was “bulldog” after a rapper, but over the last couple of years it has resolved as “brucee”. Ironically this is a nickname I have had at … Continue reading

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Some musings from the weekend tramp…

Some random thoughts from the weekend “practice” tramp… Pleased to still be able to manage a couple of days bushwalking. Mount McKerrow at 706 meters is not too high but as a practice tramp for Year 10 students it does … Continue reading

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