ADE 2020 Leadership Workshop

In late March 2020, Covid-19 sent New Zealand into full lockdown. Of course this has been the case across the globe, with us looking to each other to try to discover the best approach. It was unlike anything we had ever experienced, and while we were on a rollercoaster of emotions, most of us sprung …

ADE 2020 REFLECTIONS

July is the time when ADEs get together to share, collaborate and inspire each other. And to be inspired by the ADE programme. I feel privileged to have been to institutes since 2015. We all predicted that 2020 was going to be a bumper year given that the ADE programme is in its 25th year. …

Feeling redundant in your own classroom?

If you've been involved in project based learning, or problem based learning, or any student led inquiry, you will know the feeling I mean. You're in the class, but feel surplus to needs. Students have the guidelines; they have the learning goals; they have the tools to get them there. And this may not include …

Lockdown Learning

Some people don't like change, but you need to embrace change if the alternative is disaster- Elon Musk As I write this post, New Zealand has been in lockdown for almost a week. We experienced a few days of online learning before the earlier-than-normal Easter holidays began. In that time I have witnessed a flurry …

Teaching as Inquiry: Data and Evidence

“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” ― Margaret Mead With this quote in mind I approached this term with the strong desire to continue to push my students beyond the limits they put on themselves. The hunch for my TAI was based on learning dispositions and learning mindsets. I have a …