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Authentic Contexts For Learning

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…

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Added by Leigh Hynes on October 15, 2018 at 17:14 — No Comments

Did I see an increase in the resilience level in the students with ASD?

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…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on October 13, 2018 at 14:44 — No Comments

Applications That Make Parenting Easier

Applications That Make Parenting Easier

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…

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Added by Amy Scholl on September 27, 2018 at 19:18 — No Comments

Hi Ethos Community!

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

One coachee's experience of coaching, and what he is getting out of it

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Added by Hazel Owen on September 10, 2018 at 18:54 — No Comments

Activities that Promote and build Resilience.

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…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on September 2, 2018 at 15:39 — No Comments

Is Incorporation a prudent step in taking my business forward?

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…

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Added by Maisie Headey on August 22, 2018 at 10:00 — No Comments

Progress Not Perfection

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.

 

INTRODUCTION

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…

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Added by John S. Oliver on August 16, 2018 at 6:31 — No Comments

Tea Made Me Think



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…

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Added by John S. Oliver on August 2, 2018 at 3:59 — 1 Comment

Finding a moment of peace

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…

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Added by Sarah Whiting on July 30, 2018 at 12:17 — No Comments

Developing as a coach? Some examples of SMART goals

SMART goals...most folks will have heard of them, and are likely to know that they are a mnemonic acronym for: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Timely.

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…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 30, 2018 at 12:06 — No Comments

Building resilience in individuals with ASD

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 (…

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Added by Lorraine Vickery on July 16, 2018 at 15:23 — 1 Comment

Culturally responsive e-learning pedagogy

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.…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 16:00 — No Comments

What is active listening and why use it?

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).…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 8:30 — No Comments

Why Content Marketing Can Assure A Successful SEO Strategy

Anyone who is well aware of the Facts of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) will know what dynamic changes it can bring to the time. A lot of people think that content strategy is used by business owners to generate millions of page views. Well, it is more than that. Content Marketing is to create engaging contents that people love to read and hence share, resulting in boosting the website’s online exposure.

It is a handy way to generate leads and traffic for your website. This is the…

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Added by Manchun on July 3, 2018 at 18:49 — 1 Comment

First time online students and misplaced expectations

What are some of the 'soft factors' that influence a student's initial experience of distance online learning? A couple of years back, this study sought to identify some of the key aspects that helped shape their experiences, as well as some of the expectations…

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Added by Hazel Owen on July 3, 2018 at 18:08 — No Comments

What characteristics 'make' a coach?

What are the personal characteristics of a coach? It's an interesting question because the response, while apparently simple, also requires a look at characteristics that could potentially work against a coach, and their suitability to develop in that role.

Every individual has a different personality, and this means that…

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Added by Hazel Owen on June 27, 2018 at 21:03 — No Comments

How To Strengthen Your Credentials - 5 Career Tips

This month we have a post that has been written by Ashley Limpan, that is highly relevant to anyone looking for a career in the medical field. It also has some useful tips for pretty much anyone starting out in a career, or planning their next career move.

Ashley is an award-winning writer who discovered her passion in providing creative solutions for building brands online. Since her first high school award in Creative Writing, she continues to deliver awesome…

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Added by Hazel Owen on May 23, 2018 at 10:11 — No Comments

It's been a while....

I've been invisible for a long time.   Sorry about that.  And I did just return to the US after a 5-week visit with grandkids in Dunedain.  But there was a hurricane and emergency surgery and all, but I'm better.   Just did a catch-up post on my US Blog.

Added by Raymond M Rose on May 9, 2018 at 3:54 — 1 Comment

How can we get parents to engage with Internet Safety?

Hi Ethos Community,

This is my first post and I'd like to thank Hazel for encouraging me to come aboard.

I'm the director of WeTheParents, an online parenting resource that has recently done a huge piece of work on Internet Safety.

Now, there are many online resources for Internet Safety, but here's the thing: most are old and dull!! (Yup, I've said it.)

Schools often link to one or two of these. But then, to make matters worse, even these resources aren't being…

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Added by Neve Spicer on May 4, 2018 at 6:00 — 2 Comments

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