Tag Archives: Ako

Lots to learn tramping…

I accompanied a Duke of Edinburgh practice tramp this weekend (as the required teacher) – only one night out and 16km. Once again I had plenty to learn from experienced parents and two Year 13 students accompanying as experienced outdoor … Continue reading

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Hive learning

I was introduced to the term “hive” this week, in the context of solving a business problem by consulting the “hive wisdom”. I think the terms “hive thinking” and “hive learning” make sense in a classroom and I decided to … Continue reading

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Ako unplugged (only books allowed)

A novel(pun intended) approach to Ako  (upgraded version of Form time) is have students spend 4o minutes reading a book quietly. This is harder than you think for students used to constant distractions. And book means book – the analogue … Continue reading

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Good, Bad and Interesting 2015

Reflecting on the last year, and using the deBono technique of Good Bad Interesting, I have come up with the following (limited to 17 in total and not in any order of priority): Good Coaching the senior second soccer team – … Continue reading

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Learn something from your students (Ako in practice)

I was reading one of my student’s reports about web site construction and she described how she applied watermarks to her images in bulk using the tool Visual Watermark 4.28. Most students used Photoshop, this tool however appears easily to … Continue reading

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Learning Conferences Year 9

Despite my initial reservations I am quite enjoying the role of Ako (Form) teacher to Year 9 students. They have so much energy and imagination (where does their imagination go?). I was particularly impressed by various interpretations of the book … Continue reading

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