Saturday, 18 November 2017

Testing it out with Learners

Learners in a class was asked to volunteer to work with me during their Health class. Six learners volunteered - 5 girls and 1 boy.
Three of these learners were very familiar with online learning and cybersmart learning as they came from schools from within the cluster of schools I work in.
One learner had used a chromebook in another school.

We discussed ways their learning might be helped in the context of cybersmart learning. Their ideas are shown below:
  • working in groups with people you don't know so well
  • take one on one time with teacher to talk about what to work on
  • build stronger relationships with students and teachers - one on one talks, things you want to change or you're not happy about
Learners created a digital learning object about their learning and posted this on their blogs.

Monday, 16 October 2017

Standards for Teacher Registration

I have read the new Standards for the Teaching Profession and will now start using them as labels for my blog posts when I have evidence to demonstrate these standards.

Friday, 29 September 2017

Making the Most of Being a Mentee

Personal Reflection

Timeline of milestone events in my professional life with learning both professional and personal.

This is a challenge to reflect as part of the Google Innovators Program. I have found this definitely challenging - I started and then left it for a week! It has also been very worthwhile. Somehow I do know that writing things down works for me, helps to clarify and allows ideas to settle. Somehow I keep rediscovering this as I obviously don't do it enough. Okay, I'll write it - I need to write regularly!

Monday, 11 September 2017

Always have a plan

"Even if it doesn't work, always have a plan...Without a plan I'm just throwing things against a wall and seeing what sticks. If something does work I can't necessarily identify what it was. With a plan, even if it does not work, I can look back on it, reflect on why it didn't work and actually learn something."