I have been thinking a lot about the agency work that we did as part of the Innovation Fund in Poutama. We got to a point where we realised that although the matrix that we had created was useful for us as teachers, it wasn't so useful for students (too wordy). I created a target that I would like to trial and am really pleased that Nic and Brenda want to do this in the seniors.
Well, now that I am moving back to the junior school, I am keen to see if it works with juniors. Brenda was kind enough to digitise my idea, which I would love to give to Julian Hardy to get him to make a big 3D one - with the middle circle rotating. This needs to be a topic of conversation at a team meeting - is it junior friendly? Does it fit in with play-based learning? Would something like this work? Do any of the words need changing?
So, here we are at the beginning of a new year and, for me, a new blog! Please see links below for archived professional development pre 2017.
A strange feeling for me this year. It is the 24th Jan and no school for me so far this year. I have been fortunate enough to be granted a sabbatical for Term 1, so usually when I am knee deep in preparations for the new year, this year I am preparing for a trip to the UK! And instead of thinking about school and teaching, I have time to be thinking big picture - and time to do some reading. Watch this space...