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In pursuit of ora

This blog is about my approach to life, wellbeing, and ora. What I share is my personal understanding, and the understanding of those who have shared knowledge with me. Some information comes from the study of Māori health at university. The blog is designed as a taster, hopefully highlighting aspects of ora for you to

Gaming up your te reo Māori

Learning a new language can be a confronting and terrifying experience for many people, and in this I am speaking from experience. As a Māori, not knowing how to kōrero Māori confidently, there were, and still are, many barriers and anxieties when it comes to my own reo journey. In my journey I’ve found that
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Talanoa Mai: Pacific early learning services engaging online

Tapena sou ōso mo lau malaga. Prepare yourself a gift for your travels. This Samoan proverb asks people to prepare for the road ahead. It highlights the importance of honouring, respecting and sharing the gifts of life’s journey. Aupito William Sio, Minister of Pacific Peoples, used this proverb recently in an interview with Radio New
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How to make the most of a virtual conference

2020 has been a year of many firsts for the education community. Here at CORE we are taking our uLearn20 conference online for the first time. It is an epic and exciting undertaking, and offers an opportunity for us to explore new ways of learning collaboratively by distance. If you have been to uLearn or
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Online conferences: an in-depth example of getting value for you and your team

Derek Wenmoth, Principal Consultant, CORE Education With Dr Wendy Bamford, Principal at Wānaka Primary School CORE Education’s Deep Learning Lab (DLL), held during the recent school break, provided many New Zealand educators with their first opportunity to experience a fully online conference. Normally a two-day event in a physical location somewhere in New Zealand, this

Young innovators rise

We don’t have to look too far to see the swell of global crisis and a surge of young people responding with calls for action and innovative solutions. From global activist Greta Thunberg skipping school and inspiring an international climate change movement to Burnside High’s Thomas James inventing a wheelie bin robot for his elderly

Real-time reporting: revisiting and rethinking

CORE Education’s Ten Trends for 2020 are viewed through five themes – structural, economic, cultural, process, and technology – and the impact they have on the decisions we make in our education settings. In this blog I am going to look at one of the trends explored, real-time reporting, and how we can apply this

Growing shared leadership and bicultural understandings through whakataukī

This blog is my story and shares some of my learning and views of leadership and about being a Tiriti partner as I navigate and make sense of the relationships, experiences and opportunities that present themselves. Leadership can be about action, practice and being present in the moment. Many things come to mind when recalling

Experience Deep Learning

New Pedagogies of Deep Learning (NPDL) is a global collaboration of more than 1,400 schools in seven countries who are seeking ways to transform teaching and learning approaches that will facilitate deep learning. A key tenet of NPDL is that effective education is about building good humans and actively engaged members of society, as well

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