Making meaning one pastry at a time…

As I sit here in Paris munching on yet another pastry I'm pondering the place of rote learning. Over the last few days, I've taken my high school french out of retirement. The only reason I had even a passing interest in learning the language was to eat. 20 years later I'm doing just that.... Continue Reading →

Teaching mihimihi through digital media

New Zealand Graduating Teacher Standard 4.e Graduating teachers use te reo Māori me ngā tikanga-a-iwi appropriately in their practice. The other project I had to undertake for specialist week was a group assignment on language learning. The task was to create a teaching resource as a group. We were given the option of making a poster... Continue Reading →

Weekly reflection: Speaking in Tongues

New Zealand Graduating Teacher Standard 1.d Graduating Teachers have content and pedagogical content knowledge for supporting English as an Additional Language (EAL) learners to succeed in the curriculum. Our key topic this week was English as Additional Language (EAL) learners, which is the current phrase to describe students who enter school speaking another language. This... Continue Reading →

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