Tag Archives: High school

Creative writing with Year 10

Creative writing in school can often be formulaic…you teach this, the students learn this, and then they write a story. Tamara decided to change the format. Building on an idea from Primary (Tamara is in the secondary sector), the story … Continue reading

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What are the most important issues for students and parents when it comes to satisfaction with Higher Eduction?

What are the most important issues for students and parents when it comes to satisfaction with Higher Eduction (HE)? This infographic (based on US data) highlights important factors, as well as providing some guidelines for improving the overall college experience. I … Continue reading

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Designing learning spaces…some thoughts and resources

English: The media suite at Albany Senior High School, New Zealand. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) There is a growing interest in designing flexible learning spaces that will provide opportunities for students (of all ages) to learn in a space that best … Continue reading

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Michael Barbour recently put out the call for submissions for a themed issue for the Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning – to be published in April 2013 on the theme: Primary and Secondary Distance Education: Expanding the knowledge … Continue reading

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Great resource: The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators

The Super Book of Web Tools for Educators has a plethora of tips and ideas for teachers in primary, intermediate, and secondary schools, with focus on topic areas such as ESL/EFL. Tools have been selected and described for their suitability for … Continue reading

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Greetings from Your Foreign Correspondent: A report about support for Christchurch’s Schools (by Douglas Harre)

Douglas Harre Douglas Harre and CORE Education have very kindly given me permission to share the following report with you, which gives a vivid insight into some of the challenges the students and schools are facing, and the amazing ways … Continue reading

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On choosing to teach: a professor reflects (Part 3) – INVITED BLOGGER OF THE MONTH (September 2010)

This is the third, and final part of a three-part recollection and reflection: “On choosing to teach: a professor reflects”, by Peter Mellalieu. To read part one, please click this link, and part two, please click here. INTRODUCTION In the … Continue reading

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Netsafe embraces social networking: Learn, Guide, Protect

A couple of weeks ago (August 26th 2010) I was lucky to be invited to a preview of NetSafe’s new cyber safety school initiative: Learn, Guide, Protect. I must admit to a certain frisson of negativity as I feared another … Continue reading

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