A death in the family – hard classroom conversations

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln Every day I try to bring the world to my classroom. I am passionate about technology in the classroom is to make break down that artificial wall between school and the 'real world.' When I... Continue Reading →

My verbal submission to the inquiry on 21st century learning

This is a copy of my verbal submission that I made to the education and science select committee into digital learning. I was inspired to make a submission after attending the ignition unconference at Albany Senior High earlier this year. Firstly I would like to thank the committee for the opportunity to speak. Today I would like to highlight five... Continue Reading →

Election 2011: Education policy analysis by wordle

This post will be of no interest to readers outside of New Zealand. I was going to write a post analyzing the different party's policy but there's no way I could give an objective opinion on the subject so instead I turn to wordle* to do my work for me. First up National: Children dwarfed... Continue Reading →

The notion that children are people too

I had been meaning to post on this topic for a while but the combination of this rather brilliant dissection of Nigel Latta's  Politically Incorrect Show and #youngkidsshouldbebannedfrom trending globally on twitter a few weeks months ago got me thinking about this topic again. First up Nigel Latta. At times I have at times found myself in... Continue Reading →

Weekly Reflection: Survived

New Zealand is a small place. So when one part of our waka shakes, we all feel in some way feel it. This week my heart hurts for the people we already know who have perished in the earthquake in Christchurch and the other souls currently missing. Like most people I feel a bit useless... Continue Reading →

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