Hi and thanks for stopping by.
I am Stephanie and I teach Year 4 at international school in Singapore. A self-confessed techno geek, I’m both an Apple Distinguished Educator and a Google Certified Teacher.
I started this blog in 2011 as a way to document my experiences of completing the graduate diploma in teaching and decided to keep writing as a way to connect with other teachers in New Zealand and around the world.
What else about me?
I own almost one hundred cookie cutters (which I hardly ever use).
I write all my text messages in full sentence form.
I have a really unhealthy twitter obsession and am always online.
I am the short person in my family.
I want to make every recipe from my Sky High cookbook.
I love K-pop, pho, karaoke, and travelling to offbeat destinations.
I often wear mismatched socks.
The opinions, rants and musings expressed on this blogs are a reflection of my own thoughts and do not represent those of my employers.
Hi Stephanie, I am currently canvassing teachers for their opinions regarding student engagement and the use of ICT in the classroom. If you have a spare 5 mins could you please answer the 2 questions on the following document?
This blog is GREAT! Love your brutal honesty and writing in general! Thanks!
As a current Masters of Teaching student in Melbourne I am loving your blog and am using it to gain any tips and stories I can!
I am moving to Wellington, NZ in October and was wondering if you could tell me anything about teaching aide jobs in the area? Would you happen to know if they are particularly needed or not? Just trying to suss out some more info before I hop on a plane to the unknown!
I’m honestly not sure how I came across your blog, but I’m sure glad I did!! I’ve been looking for other New Zealand teacher bloggers for a while! I’m looking forward to reading through your posts, but I have to say, I like what I’ve read so far!
I’m over at http://www.learningtobeawesome.blogspot.com
Learning to be awesome
My name is Ngawai and I am in the beginning of my second year as a Provisionally Registered Teacher. I have enjoyed reading your blogs……thanks for the sharing.
Thanks so much for your kind comment and I hope your registration gies smoothly.
Just stumbled upon your blog and was wondering if you have attended any edcamps in SG. I would love to go, but am unsure if there are any around.
Hi Stephanie, have just stumbled on to your blog. I can relate to everything you discuss about PYP relating to the NZC and also the usefulness of restorative practice. I to teach in Singapore and loving it. Enjoy your time here.
It’s a great job.
I have just found your blog…brilliant. I’m the coordinator at Mt Pleasant School in Christchurch, NZ…we’re a candidate school.
Thanks so much.
Cheers Sue Ashworth
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Thanks for stopping by. I should write a post on my journey from NZC to PYP.
Wow, great review, Stephanie, and I am enjoying reading your blog!
It’s always great to read your blog posts. I’m wondering whether you would be interested in submitting an abstract for the APCAS conference happening in Singapore in September. Or perhaps attending? Or perhaps promoting the conference to your contacts in Singapore?
I’d love to chat more about it but the links below are a starting point…
Trust you have a great day and perhaps we’ll catch up in Singapore in September.
Want to know where your students store their books and supplies? Since you are no longer using desks?
Hey Stephanie, I am an international teacher who is trying to put together some fundamentals for Genius Hour inquiry in the classroom. I was wondering if I could use your drawing of Kath Murdoch’s inquiry model in my work (with citation back to your website, of course)? To read up on some of my Genius Hour work you can view my coetail blog: http://www.coetail.com/alanglands/
Yes you may – sorry for the late update.
I just came across your blog when I was looking for some inspiring ideas around the Graduating Teacher standards. I’m not sure if you are still blogging but I hope you are still teaching :). Nga mihi mahana ki a koe!
Still teaching and sporadically blogging!