Added by Hazel Owen on October 30, 2017 at 11:49 — No Comments
In the places I work, there is a requirement for innovation, responsiveness, and a comfort with change that often calls for “a culture shift: a new environment in which the majority … think in new ways, develop new skills and have new understandings of themselves as professionals” (Bolstad, & Gilbert, 2012, p. 43). As such, there is sometimes an uneasy…Continue
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Due to the success of our last infographic of weird and wonderful health and body facts we decided to do another one. But this time, with Halloween rapidly approaching, we decided to home in on the more grisly facts to make your toes curl and your stomach churn.
We don't want to give away too many spoilers but who would have guessed that we all have hundreds of tiny critters living in our eyelashes. Yes,…Continue
Internet Safety is an extremely important topic in the modern environment.
Keeping your family safe online is becoming more and more difficult. New mums and dads are having a hard time keeping up with technology and making sure their children are safe online.
In this internet safety guide, we walk through parents through every important aspect so that they can take the right steps when it comes to their…Continue
I went through a process with my mentor to assess my values (personal and professional) and align them to my work, or at least see if they aligned. It was about ‘finding me in my work’. It was about accepting who I am and having these values to guide my practice so I can arrive at the destination as me!
I recognise that these values would have been completely different 20 years ago. I am now at a place and time in my life both professionally and personally that I no longer have to…Continue
When we created Cyma Limited, my business partners and I set out from the very start to do things differently. We wanted to find interesting and innovative ways to differentiate ourselves from our competitors - those organisations that we compete with for work and those we compete with for employees.
Finding the right people to join the team has been one of the hardest…Continue
You may have seen the recent post What does business look like when driven and funded by women? SheEO is now active in Aotearoa New Zealand, and if you have a business idea you now have the opportunity to apply for one of the low-interest loans, while being supported…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 17, 2017 at 11:30 — No Comments
When asked the question “If you could have anything you wanted, be anything you wanted, do anything you want, tell me what would your life look like?” One student replied “all I want is a good life.” For me that sums up what we all want for the students we work with.
At the end of the MAPS (Making Action Plans) session all the participants at the meeting, including the facilitators were asked to give a word or phrase to describe how they felt.…Continue
You may be familiar with the amazing work done by Adam Fletcher and his work around student voice, and his keen interest in personal engagement in education for K-12 students, as well as adult learners.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the…Continue
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For the process to be successful the preparation before the meeting is very important. The process is explained to students individually and examples of past MAPS are shared. Also the parents were sent information about the process and given the option of a regular IEP meeting or a MAPS one. The number of people invited depends on whom the student and their family wish to share the experience with.
In a MAP people giving input have been invited by the…Continue
Added by Lorraine Vickery on October 10, 2017 at 15:16 — No Comments
Coaching, with its focus on listening, questioning, and exploration of self, especially values and beliefs, can be a highly effective way to develop understanding of a range of cultures. Such understandings have a positive impact on a person’s own - and where coaching is used throughout a business - all employees’ ability, to comprehend differences in communication and how…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 5, 2017 at 22:32 — No Comments
Sitting listening to Derek Wenmouth talk about adapting education for the future...it is something we all know and something most of us also believe is a problem that needs solving......but it is only as I sit here as a Principal on a first time principal's course....that I am realising that I actually am now in a position to actually try and do something to try and evince change!
But how to go about this???
Do we as a school take this opportunity of rapid change and turmoil…Continue
As the Y9’s transition to secondary school from intermediate we realised that decisions made at this time influenced the availability of future options and ultimately the role the individual may play in society. How could we give the students a sense of agency and control over their classroom programme. We wanted to enable the students to have the understanding, ability, and opportunity to be part of the learning design.…Continue
Added by Lorraine Vickery on October 5, 2017 at 11:00 — No Comments
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According to Dr Phil Riley we are going to die of heart attacks very soon!
Th Principal well bing survey is a tool being used across 3 countries so far that is showing worrying trends in the workload and stress school leaders endure.
I have yet to complete this survey...and I am now concerned that when I do I will get one of those red flag emails
I run every day and as…Continue
Added by Hazel Owen on October 3, 2017 at 18:30 — No Comments