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Posted by Merryn Dunmill on September 23, 2016 at 17:24 0 Comments

Special thanks to teachers who are adding photos to this site - we have some great photos from schools around the world! Keep them coming please :-)

Newly launched Instructional Series online catalog.

Posted by Catriona Pene on September 23, 2016 at 9:32 0 Comments

Newly launched Instructional Series online catalog.

All your favourite online resources for Ready to Read, Junior Journal, School Journal, SJSL and Connected in a new easy to use site.

http://instructionalseries.tki.org.nz/

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Holidays and PLD

Posted by Merryn Dunmill on September 23, 2016 at 8:54 0 Comments

Kia ora koutou

Last day of term 3 today!! Whoop whoop. Just wanting to wish you all a wonderful term break if you are getting one. Who is going to ULearn? Who is presenting and if so, what are you presenting - can you share an outline here please so those not going get a taster?

Many thanks. Warm, spring wishes!

The importance of vocabulary development

Posted by Charlotte French on September 21, 2016 at 11:30 1 Comment

I have just had a post come through my email about the importance of vocabulary development in reading comprehension, and writing success. This is something we have long believed in the English department, and a personal passion of mine that I'm hoping to work on in all my junior classes in 2017.



Here is the note from my Yr 8 Evernote …

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Developing school wide student agency in primary schools

Started by Justin Mark Hickey in Pedagogy. Last reply by Jo Wheway Aug 3. 3 Replies

HI there everybody. I've been spending a lot of time lately thinking about student agency and meaningful learning experiences for our students. This has come about as a result of my four year old…Continue

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Robotics

Started by Merryn Dunmill in ICT Ehanced Learning and Teaching Jul 4. 0 Replies

This Enabling E-Learning page on Robotics tells some initiatives and approaches taking…Continue

Classroom Dynamics: Pairwork Strategies

Started by Said Ahmad Zohairy in Pedagogy. Last reply by Hazel Owen Jun 27. 2 Replies

Classroom dynamics is a very hot topic for all teachers, especially English language teachers. This includes group work and pair work techniques.- Is there a certain method(s) of pairing students? -…Continue

Mystery Skype

Started by Cyndi Kruijer in Requests for / offers to help & Frequently asked questions May 15. 0 Replies

A NZ colleague (NZ school) would like to mystery Skype. If you are keen send me a message.

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1 Transparency in leadership vs Fake it til you make it

Transparency in leadership vs Fake it til you make it

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2 Singapore Cultural Connections Trip

Singapore Cultural Connections Trip

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3 HELP PLEASE - appraisal awesomeness suggestions

HELP PLEASE - appraisal awesomeness suggestions

Added by Charlotte French on September 16, 2016

4 The importance of vocabulary development

The importance of vocabulary development

Added by Charlotte French on September 21, 2016

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