Alejarndra Martinez is a psychologist has been working with teachers, initially in rural Chile. She is interested in how teachers view themselves as learners. Currently working on her PhD at the University of Melbourne Alejandra has been working in professional learning teams, to investigate links between courses and students' outcomes.
One of the focus was to move thinking about…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on May 25, 2017 at 9:00 — No Comments
Who would you be? What would you do?
Channel 4 in the UK have released this video for their Paralympics coverage ahead of the Games in Rio. The video features a variety of people playing musical instruments, taking part in sporting events, and completing everyday tasks.
I found it a strong statement about…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on May 24, 2017 at 10:00 — No Comments
Shared by the wonderful Leigh Hynes, I watched this video on a day when I most needed it. As well as being incredibly moving, it also shares the tough journey of how one man came to terms with the loss of his young son. He focuses on being grateful - and on the idea that “Happiness isn't about getting what you want all the time. It's about loving what you have and being grateful for it".
Watching the video turned my day around (thank you Leigh xx) - see what it does…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on May 23, 2017 at 10:28 — No Comments
Sarah Martin (Principal) and Chris Bradbeer (Associate Principal) have been with Stonefields School since it opened (it is pretty new, and only opened its gates in Feb 2011). One of their key foci has been the curriculum and with an aim to measure shift when changes are…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on May 22, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments
I talk into the bottom of this wee box.
At the top of the box the voice of my brother responds.
He lives hundreds of miles away.
I hear him as well as if he was across from the dining table.
One time per month an affordable bill is sent to each of us.
We can do this again next month if certain protocols are followed.
My super huge telecom company sends an electronic bill to me.
We all are guilty of making assumptions and draw conclusion based on first impressions or partial pieces of information. However, this video, encourages us to stop, think and consider the need for multiple perspectives or stories to develop a well round understanding of the world and situations around us.
As you watch the video, consider how this might impact on your own interactions with others and the world around you:…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiting on May 20, 2017 at 22:04 — No Comments
Workplaces where there is a clear recognition of the specific benefits of diversity - that are inclusive and respectful of people’s differences (race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, geographic background, education, economic background and thinking and communication styles, SIT, n.d.) - have been shown to have higher levels of employee satisfaction and retain…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on May 19, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments
If you are involved in any way with education of Māori in the Early years through to secondary sector, you are likely to be…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on May 19, 2017 at 7:00 — No Comments
Brain, Mind, Body and Spirit
by Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, CTP, CMC, A.C.T, MCC, SCAC
My introduction to the EthosConsultancy…Continue
It is really different to convince people that thinking is important. Thinking needs to be practical rather than political, and focussed on 'what's next' rather than what has been. According to Edward de Bono, "world thinking cannot solve world problems because world thinking is itself the problem. And this is only getting worse" (…Continue
The coaching wheel is a tool used in coaching, for a wide range of reasons (you can find out more about some of the uses in this post - 'Which solution is best for you?'). The wheel of life, for example, can help you look at how you are balancing aspects of your life, based on things that are important to you. Completing the wheel can offer a visual way to see where things may be out…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on May 12, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments
Cross blogged from my Hynessight blog.
I am in a session, and I have decided to change the name of the presenter and not mention the title (but this person is an invited speaker). I read the overview of the session beforehand and was hooked. I turned up early to the session to make sure I had a seat. The presenter kicked off by introducing himself and then setting the scene for the session. Then, he took a…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on May 8, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments
Really liked the clarity and simplicity of these attractive resources, which the Daring Librarian describes as follows: "An at a glance cheat sheet, feel free to pass along, use, post all under Creative Commons - Share Alike!".
Twitter - Part one
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You know how those with the power to effect a cultural shift in educational institutions can sometimes be a bit behind the eight ball when it comes to actually enabling needed changes to happen? And while those leading their institution's pedagogical philosophy may encourage change, staff at the coal…
The conversation around Open Educational Resources (OERs) , Copyright, Intellectual Property, fair use, and Creative Commons licensing is still rumbling along. The outcomes seems to be reasonably inevitable to me, with those organisations that distribute, for example music, using a system that is rooted in an now outmoded business model are looking at rather a sticky end - evolve or die as the saying goes.
A while ago …Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on April 25, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments