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November 2015 Blog Posts (22)

ILEs - they are hard work!

Crossblogged from Hynessight

Warning!  In this post, I use lots of "eduspeak" acronyms which I will put the key to here at the beginning so you can refer back to it.

ILE = …
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Added by Leigh Hynes on November 30, 2015 at 17:57 — 1 Comment

The contribution of teacher effectiveness maps and the TACTICS framework to teacher leader professional learning

Over 12 months ago, whilst still in the classroom, I had the opportunity to co-author a research publication around the role of Teaching as Inquiry and how to support teachers in structuring their in class research and learnings. Finally it has arrived and I wanted to share this piece of work with you all.

Abstract

Improving the quality of learning outcomes for…

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Added by Sarah Whiting on November 28, 2015 at 10:53 — 2 Comments

What are you looking for: Coaching or consultancy?

There are many differences between a coach and a consultant, although, at first glance some of them may not be obvious, especially in the context of business. One way of thinking about it is to compare the following scenarios where the goal is to integrate horse riding into your life / business:

Working with a coach would support you to identify…
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 25, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

A 5 Year Retrospective on the Growth in Online Learning



English: Diagram of technology-empowered profe...
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 24, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

What is a 'culture of coaching'?

Globally, a wide range of organisations and businesses are developing a coaching culture (Weekes, 2008), in the hope of realising a wide range of benefits, that include personal and professional growth (Hay, 1995), resilience in the face of change, business development, talent management, and the fostering of leadership and personal effectiveness. Coaching, when…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 23, 2015 at 18:30 — No Comments

That Teenage Feeling: Social Media in 2015

From the beginning, some relationships are wrought with contradictions and ambiguities. They never quite find a secure foothold in our lives, and yet they can linger in the background and exist in ways we may celebrate one moment and take for granted in the next.  If they survive long enough, these relationships form an arc that evolves with us over time to reflect who we are as individuals and in the context of our communities.

So goes my relationship with…

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Added by Andrew Cowie on November 23, 2015 at 17:30 — No Comments

Taking action against online bullying - what can you do?

English: Bullying on IRFE in March 5, 2007, th...
Bullying on IRFE…
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 23, 2015 at 13:30 — No Comments

The iPad as a Tool For Education - a case study

English: iPads offer a variety of software
English: iPads offer a…
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Added by Hazel Owen on November 23, 2015 at 11:00 — No Comments

Working with digital primary sources: Guide, examples, and links to resources

I was fortunate in my role as national Digi Advisor to collaborate with Dylan Owens from the National Library. We co-presented at Ulearn on how to locate and then effectively use digital primary sources as both Digistore and the National Library have primary source collections. This presentation was repeated as an online webinar as part of the Enabling e-Learning webinar series and it is available…

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Added by Suzie Vesper on November 21, 2015 at 14:30 — 2 Comments

Greater accessibility to online content for people with dyslexia

I recently read an article on the BBC Technology site about an open source font designed specifically to help those with dyslexia, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-19734341.  The article describes the OpenDyslexic font as a set of "characters have been given "heavy-weighted bottoms" to prevent them from flipping and swapping around in the minds of their readers".

The font has been available for just under…

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Added by John Owen on November 20, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

So why do we need theories of learning anyway?

source), and then goes on to explain, as educators we need to be aware of these beliefs. This awareness, she feels, will help us “seek to understand the foundation of beliefs of each student” (…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 19, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Exciting job opportunity: Centre manager for a new education venture

Don’t just play on your phone, program it

President Barack Obama

We at Scratchpad believe our children need to move to being creators rather than just users.

We are starting a new educational venture that is focused on helping youngsters (and the young at heart) to love, use, and program technology  - to help them develop skills that prepare them for the future and last a lifetime.…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 19, 2015 at 0:00 — No Comments

Do blended PLD opportunities offer the same benefits as traditional PLD?

Part 2:

In part 1, Teachers are doing it for themselves - PLD that is! we explored the upsurgence of emerging communities of practice and increased opportunities for online professional learning - in organised online communities as well as personal learning networks, using social networking…

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Added by Tessa Gray on November 17, 2015 at 14:30 — 3 Comments

How would you recognise coaching if you met it on a dark night? :)

Coaching has a wide range of characteristics, some of which are related to the definition of coaching that you choose to work with.

In general, the main characteristics of coaching in all approaches include the notion of change. Learning, by its very nature is change, such that when we learn we will have changed our…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 15, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

What is the GROW model and when is it used in coaching and mentoring?

Imagine you are about to set off on a trip to explore somewhere really significant to you. You might go to Google Maps (or an equivalent online service … or maybe even a paper map), and then type in your destination (goal). To get directions you would also need to add your current location (reality), and choose whether you want to travel by car, foot, bike or bus (options).…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 13, 2015 at 10:45 — 2 Comments

HEADS UP Education Leaders are You Ready for Some Challenges?

If you are here then you are part of the huge paradigm shift in the field of education. Your considering the materials on Ethos Consultancy  http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/  is changing your perceptions of your reality. That shapes your thinking, talking and choosing. Each one of your choices have consequences. The sum of those consequences leaves patterns of results. Others are watching you to imitate or avoid repeating your…

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Added by John S. Oliver on November 12, 2015 at 14:00 — 2 Comments

Let's sharpen our focus.

Crossblogged from Hynessight

In August, I blogged about the Backlash or Implementation Dip?.     Since then, there seems to have been a further media stirring of that…

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Added by Leigh Hynes on November 8, 2015 at 6:28 — 1 Comment

What is your definition of coaching?

Coaching has many definitions that outline what it is and what it has been designed to achieve (Ives, 2008). In part, the sheer range of definitions is indicative of the way the mentoring / coaching dichotomy emerged, as well as the multiple influences on coaching from, for example, therapeutic and personal-development approaches (Williams, 2014). The…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 7, 2015 at 19:00 — No Comments

Disrupting education: What's already happening?

If you have been a member of the Ethos Online Community for any length of time, you will have read, watched, thought about, and / or commented on something that the wonderful John S Oliver has shared.

A while ago, John…

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Added by Hazel Owen on November 6, 2015 at 12:06 — No Comments

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