We often hear teachers say that ‘teaching is very rewarding’. But what do they mean? What are the ‘rewards’? And more importantly, how are they reaped? Well, as the saying goes: “what you put in, is what you get out”. Therefore, the more you put into teaching, the more rewards you get out. It seems logical then, to
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A short and sweet post today to mention the essential role that environment plays in promoting positive behaviours and optimising learning outcomes. Loris Malaguzzi, an educator whose own philosophies led to the development of the Reggio Emilia approach, said that their teaching approach placed “enormous value on the role of the environment as a motivation
In our daily interactions, teachers need to consider their commitment to learners, parents, families and the wider community and the profession of teaching. In this digital age of learning, social media has become an effective tool for teachers to interact, engage and communicate with learners and wider audiences. Teachers are becoming more aware of
Yesterday’s post on my social media page highlighted the issue of equity with e-learning models in electronic classrooms of the future developing their digital learning programmes based on the increasingly popular Bring Your Own Device (BYOD). With technology becoming key to education delivery, the Government has prioritised schools in its Ultra Fast Broadband (UFB) and Rural Broadband Initiative (RBI),
A recent article in the NZ Herald got me pondering (http://bit.ly/Xjoq5R) and subsequently posting these musings to my Facebook page : As part of an Initial Teacher Education programme, should we be providing teachers with the skills and know-how to (a) be confident and competent in working with digital media and resources themselves, in