Thursday, 17 May 2018

Using Assessment to inform our my learning design

Why do we assess? We assess to inform our practice. If there are gaps in our work attack skills why not teach it? Using school talk to inform where the learner's gaps are also helps to inform our decisions to create authenticity in our learning.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Getting the ball rolling for running a Reading Together workshop

Collecting teacher voice from the Junior teachers to make this work. Great to have so many that are keen to support with the running of it. This time around I am thinking of modifying it so that it suits the needs of our parents and is tailer to suit the needs of our learners.


Wednesday, 2 May 2018

Changing things up in our true Akomanga Tahi's style.


Literacy is now passion lead, reading and writing groups have changed according to breakthrough groups, ensuring a literacy focus.  As learners move through their week they reflect at the end of each session and colour in orange what they are working on, green completed and red not completed yet.  Excited to see learners in action for this tomorrow. Us team of teachers are promoting this idea through out the hub, becoming fluid in our teaching approach.  This allows us to continue to stretch learners and support our target learners. Moving away from a single cell approach in an ILE. Using our environment to benefit the needs of our learners. 

Retelling skills - building on vocabulary



 Working in the Apply Understanding part of the Learning process to compare and justify. Through 'retelling' and 'justifying'


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

What create looks like in the digital age.


This is my interpretation of how I view 'create' in this digital age. With a focus on how learners are retelling stories and sharing their understanding. Continue to see how learners can create their understanding and express their ideas. 



Reaching out to our community to share who we are in Te Rēo.


Engaging our learners including our boys and Māori learners to read their Pepehā to their whanāu.  This has been a meaningful experience to learn about each other and 
grow in confidence in our reading.