Christmas is literally just around the corner and we all simply cannot wait. From festive décor and seasonal dishes to spending time with family and even traveling there is no denying how much there is to look forward to.
Added by Amy Scholl on December 5, 2018 at 23:00 — No Comments
My apologies to readers for a long break between postings. However, I have been using my non-posting time to do some serious reading about the relationship between values and some of the major and intensifying issues facing us all in the first half of the 21st century. My quest started while I was in Germany and the UK over winter visiting our five grandchildren of that side of the world. I thoroughly enjoy the privilege of reading the Guardian and the Observer newspapers on a regular basis.…Continue
Added by Paul Keown on December 1, 2018 at 22:24 — No Comments
A lovely overview from Sarah Whiting, about what coaching and mentoring is...and isn't, and a couple of the options available through CORE Education.
The description from the Edtalks site reads:
Sarah Whiting, facilitator for CORE Education, discusses the role of coaching and mentoring in teaching. She talks about how important it is that coaching and mentoring happens alongside people, providing support in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Sarah explains how…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on November 8, 2018 at 16:54 — No Comments
As a parent, you may consider monitoring your kid’s online activities in order to make them spend less time on the Internet and not engage with dangerous things. Still, there’s a fine line between monitoring and invading their privacy. So, why should you do it? and how can it be done without crossing the line?
At Kidguard we support and care for healthy relationships between children and parents, find out what are the updated tips on …Continue
Added by Amy Scholl on November 6, 2018 at 16:57 — No Comments
Now that all of your flannels have broken out, Fall has officially begun. The candy aisle at the supermarkets are growing and Halloween seems to be right around the corner. If you are a parent to young children, you are likely making arrangements to take your child trick-or-treating. If you are a parent with a teenager, they might have plans to go out that night. Whether or not this is the case, there are extra precautionary measures that all of us can take on Halloween to create…
Added by Amy Scholl on October 25, 2018 at 19:01 — No Comments
I must admit to feeling just a bit excited when I read recently that people are crying out for coaching and mentoring (although I did wince a bit at some of the language used in the article :D). This is a significant shift from seeing coaching and mentoring as something that used to be about performance management, or as something that seemed to be mainly reserved for…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 24, 2018 at 21:20 — No Comments
I have been wondering about what makes an authentic context for learning because it seems that their are various definitions about what this really means. I posted a blog about this today in Hynessight and thought I would cross-post it in here because there is a great community to give feedback about such things.
The new digital technology areas in the New Zealand Curriculum both urge learning to be…Continue
Added by Leigh Hynes on October 15, 2018 at 17:14 — No Comments
I designed activities to either strengthen existing individual characteristics and/or worked on building the skills that supported resilience.
During problem solving exercises especially evident during the ‘Who Dun It’ stories one student went from guessing the answers to my questions, as his default response, to thinking about what he would say. I observed him thinking about the information he had and following…Continue
Added by Lorraine Vickery on October 13, 2018 at 14:44 — No Comments
Technology is the base of most parental concerns, and it is likewise the answer for every one of them. Whether it is guaranteeing your youngster’s digital security, or keeping in contact with your children when you are not around, or scanning for some utility items and nearby…Continue
Added by Amy Scholl on September 27, 2018 at 19:18 — No Comments
On my Ethos page, I'll be sharing the most updated information about children online safety and parenting.
Please feel free to contact me in case you have any special questions or would like to get advice from me.
Added by Amy Scholl on September 27, 2018 at 19:14 — No Comments
Added by Hazel Owen on September 10, 2018 at 18:54 — No Comments
In my problem solving sessions students must combine different types of information, such as personal experiences and prior knowledge to complete tasks. One of which is the 'Who Dun it' stories where they must extract information from the text. Literal comprehension, involving recognising and remembering facts is easy for the students compared to inferential comprehension which requires them to deduce information that is not explicitly stated in the…Continue
Added by Lorraine Vickery on September 2, 2018 at 15:39 — No Comments
One question that entrepreneurs, sole proprietors and business owners in partnerships, persistently keep contemplating is: Is Incorporation a prudent step in taking my business forward? This decision can judiciously be taken on the basis of the following Advantages and Disadvantages of Incorporating a business:
Advantages of Incorporating your Business…Continue
Added by Maisie Headey on August 22, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments
Writing this has been therapeutic for me and I hope it helps you.
I did not make specific prayer requests here but many are implied.
There are many sayings in the 12 step community that have helped me over the years.
The saying that has helped me recently is this, progress and not perfection.
I feel disappointed inside that there is so much I want to do yet it…Continue
Added by John S. Oliver on August 16, 2018 at 6:31 — No Comments
Just now I am brewing tea for kombucha tea.
As I looked at those dry tea leaves I considered what it took to get that product to me.
How many people and processes were involved?
The packaging took talented and smart…
We all have good intentions when it comes to establishing balance in our lives and looking after our health and wellbeing, whether it be going to the gym, reading a book, spending time out with loved ones or just being still. However it doesn’t take long for reality to kick in and the curse known as busyness to take control again. When this happens, our bodies get stuck in the fight or flight space, and the hormones that keep everything tickety-boo, are having…Continue
Added by Sarah Whiting on July 30, 2018 at 12:17 — No Comments
SMART goals might not be useful in every coaching or mentoring context or conversation, but they can be a powerful way for you to map out a way forward, and build in…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on July 30, 2018 at 12:06 — No Comments
People are considered resilient when they experience adversity or risk, yet achieve positive adaptation. Students with ASD may not naturally utilize the external or internal supports to overcome adversity effectively. It is suggested that many individuals lack appropriate or effective coping mechanisms to address the adversity they experience, as a result of socio-communicative and behavioural challenges, resulting in reduced resilience (…Continue
Tim Gander, in his post Māori pedagogical frameworks & relationship with technology tools, carries out a literature review to highlight some of the main elements of kaupapa Māori for learning and eLearning.…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments
One of the abilities of a coach is the being able to listen - to try to understand another person’s reality, and how they experience and interpret their world. Active listening has been identified as an “important way to bring about changes in people” and an “effective agent for individual personality change and group development” (Rogers &; Farson, 1987, Para 3).…
Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 6:30 — No Comments