My thoughts on leadership

For the last year or so I have been trying to build a picture in my head of what leadership looks like for me. I’ve done some readings, listened to some amazing speakers, bounced ideas of amazing leaders and educators and watched some youtube clips and TED talks. They all were great, but still didn’tContinue reading “My thoughts on leadership”

Dunedin Maker Party

After a fairly tough week, it was a massive effort to get up this morning and head to the Dunedin Maker party hosted by Hive Dunedin at Port Chalmers School. But I am soooo glad I did. It was an amazing day – mostly because I didn’t really have a set job so just gotContinue reading “Dunedin Maker Party”

Reflections from NAPP PLG 2

Being very honest, I have not done nearly enough for NAPP since the Hui in the holidays. There have been so many other things to do (Oh my goodness ALL the things) that it just kept getting put into the next week pile. EVERY WEEK. When the PLG day rolled around, my first thought wasContinue reading “Reflections from NAPP PLG 2”

TELA, or not to TELA?

This post was originally published in the May edition on the PPTA News magazine. If you are interested, there are some updates and other concerns at the bottom of the post. I would love any thoughts or feedback. I am most seriously displeased…. With the TELA laptop scheme. It is a fact universal acknowledged thatContinue reading “TELA, or not to TELA?”

Reflections from #educampScience

Now that a week has passed, the dust has settled and I have been laid up with a cold (serves me right for flying about the country and having to many late nights) I have finally made some time to reflect on educampScience. It took a lot of thinking, a lot of stressing (and moreContinue reading “Reflections from #educampScience”

How will I set about expanding my capacity to learn?

This question was put forward as part of the NAPP 2016 program…. I am doing NAPP not because I want to be a Principal (I think it would suck to spend so much time out of the class room) but because I want to have a better understanding of how schools work. And with that,Continue reading “How will I set about expanding my capacity to learn?”

Follow the leader…..

Lately I have been thinking a lot about how to ‘lead’. What it means to be a ‘leader’, or what is my ‘leadership style’. I’m toying with the idea of doing some ‘educational leadership papers’ or perhaps a masters. What could I do  to improve my performance as a leader, what expectations do people haveContinue reading “Follow the leader…..”

TeachmeetNZ CENZ15

I LOVE teachmeets. They are FREE, have real teachers sharing real stories, are short, they share resources and they are recorded so even if you can’t make it,  you can watch and learn later. So teachmeets, along with educamps and twitter chats rate super highly amongst my professional learning favourites. Which is why when SonyaContinue reading “TeachmeetNZ CENZ15”

Edblog Challenge – Looking back

This post about how #scichatNZ started out for me was a no-brainer for me to go back to and revisit for the blog challenge. Especially in light of some thoughts bouncing around after Ulearn about twitter being ‘elite’ and an ‘echo chamber’ In my original post, I reflected on how valuable twitter had been forContinue reading “Edblog Challenge – Looking back”