Kia Ora, I am a Year 6 teacher at Point England Primary in Glen Innes, Auckland, New Zealand. I have the privilege of teaching in 2 ILEs where all the gorgeous Tamariki use Google Chromebooks 1-to-1 for their learning. I am also very excited, for the first time, to be taking on the exciting opportunity of being a CoL within schools teacher at PES, as well as a Manaiakalani Google on Air Teacher! Please feel free to comment on my blog. Thank you for stopping by
Gems from first CoL Meeting
COL Inquiry - Mia Szymanik, Year 6 Teacher, PES School 2018
Gems from first CoL Meeting
What’s the Big Idea for 2018 ?
“Language in Abundance”, Language Acquisition, development, Transfer and sustaining across school levels and curriculum domains.
Language in abundance environments ‘drip’ with language availability
and attention, where noticing and relevant use of words allow for
deeper, wider, more specific and precise, context appropriate
language expression…leading to knowing at deeper and broader
levels. Dr. Jannie Van Hees
What is MY responsibility as a COL teacher:
Conduct a mean as inquiry at your level/s in your subject/s
Kia Ora Whanau. It's a while since I last posted - please excuse me. I have returned from an amazing, almost 3 month trip around Europe. How lucky am I? I flew to London, and from there visited Greece (Mykonos and Santorini), Spain (San Sebastian), Paris, Croatia and Italy! A lot to fit into just under 3 months… I had an absolute ball.
I travelled mostly alone but met friends in Spain and Croatia. I have travelled alone through Vietnam earlier in the year and although many may think it is a lonely experience I find it quite the opposite. Staying mostly in hostels I was amazed at how many other people were travelling alone, so straight away there are people you share a common trait and conversation starter with. Travelling alone makes you get out of your comfort zone. I found myself really putting myself out there and making an effort to walk up to people and spark a conversation. I am certainly not a shy person but I think in daily life I am mostly around people I know, colleagues…
Friday 26 January 2018 - Roberta Hunter PD Day 1 ‘Developing Mathematical inquiry in a learning community’. Here are some notes I have taken from our amazing PD today with Roberta Hunter. Please note some are taken from her slides. Maths that works for diverse learners - for all learners. Whole focus on an inquiry, children doing mathematics within an inquiry mind, thinking. There are so many places where children think it is their job to sit and listen. Children need to learn that to be good at maths they need to ask questions, children need to realise that it is their job to do their learning and thinking. A lot of children associate being bad at maths with being a ‘bad’ listener’, or ‘I can’t do maths because I fiddle all the time’. Someone to look at/ into - William Tait - Professor in the States - stats about life expectancy - if children disengaged from mathematics at age 10 their life expectancy became less. ** Cultural context - what do the children do in YOUR area - how often…