Tag Archives: Registered Teacher Criteria

Registering teachers of trades and languages

I hear on National Radio news that those responsible for thinking about Chartered Schools are looking at options to register teachers that have not done a recognised teachers training program. Teachers of trades and languages are possibilities it seems. It … Continue reading

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Woman without her man is nothing

School reports are upon us. Using correct punctuation is hard, but important. The following is quite amusing: An English professor wrote the words, “Woman without her man is nothing” on the blackboard and directed his students to punctuate it correctly. The men wrote: “Woman, … Continue reading

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What is a personal computer?

The Unit Standard 2780 states ” People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of the hardware components of a personal computer system; demonstrate knowledge of the operation of the system and application software of a personal computer; … Continue reading

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Fatherly advice

My father is 80+, and as it turns out a former Maths teacher in secondary schools and subsequently Wellington Polytechnic. Just prior to taking up teaching I asked for advice on what Dad considered was most important about teaching. In … Continue reading

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481 stolen vehicles in Wellington over last 6 months

Using information accessed via http://www.data.govt.nz/ I have determined that owning a vehicle in Wellington can be risky. I downloaded a CSV file, imported it to MySQL and retrieved the information via a SQL query embedded in PHP/XHTML. Cool, now I need to work out … Continue reading

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localhost 127.0.0.1

Teaching MySQL, PHP and XHTML in 2012. This means finding out exactly how localhost works. Thank goodness for course notes, YouTube and Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Localhost Time for another donation to Wikipedia.

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The Front Line

You know you are on the front line when you get an email that includes…… In all discussion with students the message is that suicide is not an option. No issue at my school but ongoing vigilance is required. Likewise … Continue reading

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