From Ako Aotearoa, a practical guide has been developed to support learning practitioners who would like to incorporate more group work with their learners. It helps answer questions such as: "How can I help my students get more out of group work?" and "My students don't like group work much. How can I support them to get the most learning out of working together?"
The overview from the Ako Aotearoa site reads:…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 25, 2016 at 11:49 — No Comments
You might find the following 10 tips from Vadim Lavrusik useful (with many thanks to Diana Ayling for steering me in the…Continue
While under discussion between coaching theorists and practitioners, there are some core competencies that most will agree contribute to being an effective coach. These core competencies are the ‘things a coach does’ before, during and after a coaching session, and comprise coaching knowledge, skills, attitude and behaviour (Southern Institute of Technology,…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 18, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments
While the bigger questions around the meaning of education are engaging and 100% necessary, sometimes it is great to have someone create something really practical and immediately usable. Med Kharbach (of Educational Technology and Mobile Learning) has shared some neat resources for Google Forms - in fact pretty much…Continue
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In her paper Using reward contingencies in online activities to facilitate engagement in a statistics class, Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia suggest that engagement is the time,…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 17, 2016 at 14:00 — No Comments
The wonderful Diana Ayling wrote this blog post a while back, but I feel it is worth a re-visit as the topic of continuous professional development and learning...and capturing that learning...is still one that is highly relevant. Please enjoy - Hazel :)
“The stepladder is gone, and there is not even an implied structure of an industry’s rope ladder. It’s more like vines, and you bring your own machete. You don’t know what you’ll be doing next or whether you’ll…
Teachers need to be continually learning inside and outside their field.
That is easy to say and challenging to do in these pressure cooker times.
One way to solve that problem is to get engaged with educational sources that resonated deeply.
Find the right fit of content, method, format, etc.
Then you will be internally motivated to make that a high priority.
Let us get realistic.
Much will not get completed this day, week, month and…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 12, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments
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Added by Hazel Owen on February 12, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments
The Google Suite in Action in School
There are plenty of International Science Opportunities that the Royal Society of New Zealand is offering in 2016 for talented and passionate science Year 12 and 13 students. Please pass this on to any students you think will be ideal candidates.
Applications close at 5pm on 23 March 2016.Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 10, 2016 at 22:37 — No Comments
I remember reading Lev Vygotsky for the first time. It wasn't so much as a light bulb moment for me, it was more like someone had opened a door and showed me a whole new landscape. For example, "Vygotsky believed that all cognitive development happens through social learning, and thus is inextricable from one’s social-cultural context" (…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 5, 2016 at 17:27 — No Comments
I've been meaning to share this resource for ages (and thanks to Jedd Bartlett for sharing this way back).
You may be a fan of the backchannel at conferences, meetings, sessions that you are facilitating etc...or you may not be sure what a backchannel is. Educause (…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on February 4, 2016 at 14:30 — No Comments