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Using 'magical questions' in coaching

Powerful questions are a cornerstone of coaching. These questions are sometimes called ‘magical’ because they can support a coachee to step around perceived barriers or familiar ways of thinking into a space where they are more creative. Their concrete context (i.e. resources, issues, etc) hasn’t changed, but the way the they are thinking can become more positive,…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 22, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments

How to write content for SEO

SEO is search engine optimisation means optimising website so they can rank well in search engines such as Google. Organising your content for SEO is not as simple as it was a few years ago. As Google expands and becomes more complex by…

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Added by Kate White on April 11, 2017 at 20:06 — 1 Comment

4 WAYS TO CHOOSE THE BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE CAREER

Are you someone that has always wanted to offer services to the ageing community? Have you always wished you could look after others who are no longer able to look after themselves? Or maybe you are one of those people that believe in the saying that children are one third of our population, and all…

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Added by Kate White on April 11, 2017 at 20:03 — 1 Comment

A Rant But An Important One - Is Your Teaching Future Focused?

 Cross blogged from Hynessight

The TKI website has some excellent resources on curriculum development and on 21st March launched Spotlights, focusing on specific aspects of the NZC.  I was pleased to see a spotlight on…

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Added by Leigh Hynes on April 10, 2017 at 16:15 — No Comments

5 Photography Tips For Beginners

There are basic tips in photography that anyone can follow whether you are a beginner or more experienced with photography. Here are some common things you can follow to get the best results from your photography:

1. Avoid Camera…

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Added by Vikas Rana on April 9, 2017 at 16:35 — 2 Comments

ELTS Speaking videos finalist in the 2017 ELTons Innovation Awards

If you are involved in English Language learning and teaching, especially if you are involved with IELTS, you are likely to have come across and used Pete Jones's superb videos and…

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Added by Hazel Owen on April 4, 2017 at 12:16 — No Comments

Values, Critical Inquiry and Rape Culture

Cross Posted from: http://valuesdilemma.edublogs.org/

What a fortnight it has been for values!  Since I started writing my last post on aspirational v real values using the Roast Busters I – III story it has been wall-to-wall reaction and discussion! After the incidents at Wellington College and St Pat's Silverstream a lot has happened! The media has highlighted the issue ‘big time'.…

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Added by Paul Keown on April 1, 2017 at 10:30 — No Comments

MORE Evidence that Teachers Change Lives

* You Changed My Life *.

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I met Frankie the day I walked into his sixth-grade classroom as a fledgling student teacher full of fear and trepidation. I had just spent two years assisting at a day care center and had decided to go to teacher's college to become a kindergarten teacher. What was I doing in a sixth-grade classroom? 

Frankie wasn't…

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Added by John S. Oliver on March 30, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Changing culture of learning: Mobility, Informality, and connectivity - mLearning re-framed

To teach is to learn
Kwok-Wing Lai is a professor of education at the University of Otago, and I remember reading one of his books when I first started being interested in eLearning about 15 years ago. Kwok-wing refers frequently to knowledge, skills and soft-skills that…
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Added by Hazel Owen on March 26, 2017 at 16:00 — No Comments

Publishing a book made easy as ABC with Apple iBooks Author...but maybe there's a hitch or two

Nick Billowes (CORE Education) shared…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 22, 2017 at 14:00 — No Comments

Using QR Codes, video clips and trades training: A pilot study (Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson at Sharefest)

Source code in QR Code. Coded text is "Mo... Image via Wikipedia

Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson (based at Wintec)…

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Added by Hazel Owen on March 17, 2017 at 14:30 — No Comments

Aspirational v Real Values

Cross Posted from: https://valuesdilemma.edublogs.org

The overall title for this Blog is “Values in Education Dilemmas” and the 'aspirational' verses 'real' issue is an on going dilemma for parents, teachers and schools. In education as in life the aspirational values in our values and vision statements are just that, aspirational. What we often fail to recognise is there is often a large gap between our “aspirational” values…

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Added by Paul Keown on March 13, 2017 at 16:45 — No Comments

CoOLs - Communities of Online Learning - A double edged sword?

Crossposted from BardWired

Tomorrow the report from the Education and Science Select Committee, who are looking at Education (Update) Amendment Bill, is due. There are a raft of changes proposed in this bill, though the part that is most of interest to me is Part 3A -…

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Added by Rachel Roberts on March 12, 2017 at 21:04 — 1 Comment

Museum Education in 21C (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz)

Long time no post and what exciting times these were! In January I was appointed as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which is my first appointment into museum education. I am loving every minute of it, and the learning curve has been huge. 

Growing…

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Added by Monika Kern on March 12, 2017 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Museum Education in 21C (cross-blogged from http://thebelbird.blogspot.co.nz/2017/03/museum-education-in-21c.html)

Long time no post and what exciting times these were! In January I was appointed as Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds which is my first appointment into museum education. I am loving every minute of it, and the learning curve has been huge. 

Growing…

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Added by Monika Kern on March 12, 2017 at 20:00 — No Comments

Dr Neha Sangwan - Treating stress in the workplace (National Radio podcast)

This morning I listened to a fantastic interview on Saturday (Radio NZ National) with Kim Hill. Kim interviewed Dr Neha Sangwan who is in NZ as a keynote at the worldwomen17conference, March 17-19th in Auckland. 

I thoroughly recommend listening to this! In…

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Added by Merryn Dunmill on March 11, 2017 at 11:26 — No Comments

VLN Primary Teachers Share their Tips for Teaching Online

Last week we had a PLD day with our Asian Language teacher group. This was a time to come together as a team and share our experiences, explore new strategies and resources and prepare for the year ahead. Ideas are bounced around, examples of what works well, & challenges are…

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Added by Rachel Roberts on March 6, 2017 at 23:30 — No Comments

Using reward contingencies in online activities to facilitate engagement in a statistics class



Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia opened suggests that engagement comprises the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance learning at university.



With statistics, the course and the knowledge-base is cumulative,…

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Added by Hazel Owen on February 27, 2017 at 13:00 — 1 Comment

More Bouquets: Two Secondary Schools

Case Study Three: Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Hobsonville Point is a very new school – established in 2014 so now in just its 4th year. Its roll of 348 (2016) is 65% Pakeha , 12% Maori, 12% Asian and 4% Pasifika. It could be argued that because a brand new school starts from a blank slate that it will look closely at current and even future thinking and build a culture, a curriculum and an education based on current best practice. It seems that this…

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Added by Paul Keown on February 24, 2017 at 22:51 — No Comments

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