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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…


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 (…


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.…


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).…


Added by Hazel Owen on July 10, 2018 at 6:30 — 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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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

Can I build resilience in my students?

Having got to know the special education needs of the students I work with I discovered that they do not cope with getting their work incorrect or wrong. I have observed examples of students finding ways to cheat, waiting for you to give them the correct answer, or they give up or they act out when they are unable to complete a task and some do not show any resilience to what they see as “failure.” 

This is common…


Added by Lorraine Vickery on April 29, 2018 at 13:30 — 1 Comment

Making the most of learning and teaching online: Fostering skills and strategies to stay safe is never too early to help students realise that there is a risk when using social networking, and to help them assimilate strategies and skills that will assist them to stay safe online, while also enjoying the huge benefits of being online and part of…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 26, 2018 at 22:04 — No Comments

The power of coaching: Don't let technology disruption disrupt your team

This post was written as a guest post for Cyma (a technology and enterprise architecture consultancy), and was originally posted as Living With Change - Don’t let technology disruption disrupt your team on 16th April…


Added by Hazel Owen on April 23, 2018 at 18:48 — No Comments

Volvo Ocean Race is the only sport I follow

A few teams of men and women race around the world.

They encounter all kinds of weather and sea conditions.

This year one man went overboard and died.

It is the ultimate test of the individuals, teams, and technology.

This is raw as humans encounter nature intimately 24-7 for…


Added by John S. Oliver on April 23, 2018 at 18:42 — No Comments

Snapshot Auckland 2017


Added by Hazel Owen on April 13, 2018 at 18:30 — No Comments

VLN Primary: March Update 2018

Meet Nate - Airpoints™ for Schools

Meet Nate - Airpoints™ for Schools, by Air New Zealand…

Added by Hazel Owen on March 30, 2018 at 20:30 — No Comments

Teaching IS Inquiry

At some point in the last three years, I stopped being a teacher who accessed professional learning from time to time and rarely due to my somewhat remote setting, and became a teacher who's teaching spaces became sites of continuous professional learning and inquiry. 'Teaching' and 'learning about teaching' blurred, then all teaching became inquiry...…


Added by Madeline Campbell on March 27, 2018 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Amazed at those people with little food yet much human energy required in special circumstances

Men at sea during long voyages on sailing ships that ate hard biscuits that they brought when they began.

Chinese who built the transcontinental railroad eating mostly rice.

Soldiers throughout history who after long marches and battles they yet fought again without much good food or rest. Note that combat before guns was VERY physical.

Those who fight forest fires on the ground for a very long time near the blazes without much rest, water, or…


Added by John S. Oliver on March 27, 2018 at 19:56 — No Comments

Here are my observations about nature that puzzle me - I welcome your comments


Added by John S. Oliver on March 27, 2018 at 19:55 — No Comments

Why MBA Degree is Still Relevant Today?

Only 7% of the MBA students are qualified enough to get a decent job. This statistic may sound dismal and may force the education ministry to take some drastic steps (like shutting down engineering colleges) but we need to take a step back and try to figure out what went wrong. It is not that the…


Added by Maisie Headey on March 27, 2018 at 16:36 — No Comments

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