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Hangarau Matihiko — E tipu e rea

E tipu e rea mō ngā rā o tō ao Ko tō ringa ki ngā rākau a te Pākehā Hei ora mō te tinana Ko tō ngākau ki ngā taonga a ō tīpuna Māori Hei tikitiki mō tō māhunga Ko tō wairua ki tō atua, nāna nei ngā mea katoa — Tā Apirana Ngata Grow
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Ten Trends in education 2017

CORE’s Ten Trends for 2017 are now available to view and use for personal reflection, research or as a catalyst for staff discussion. Every year our team at CORE invests time drawing together ideas from a range of areas to create our Ten Trends. There’s a lot of value for our staff in doing so
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Harmful Digital Communications and Schools – what does it all mean?

I loved those ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ books we read as kids – the best thing about those books was that once you made a choice, if it didn’t go as you intended, you could backtrack and pick another path. Life is a lot like those books, and we are often faced with moments where
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Learning in leaps and bounds — a different way of learning

Ko Aoraki ko tātou, ko tātou ko Aoraki This year I was presented with the opportunity to take part in Aoraki Bound. I grabbed the challenge with both hands, signed up, started training, and tried really hard not to think about the reality of what I was about to do! Aoraki Bound is a course
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Where do stories live?

‘Everything’ a story – you are a story – I am a story’ (Frances Hodgson Burnett) Stories make up our lives. As we talk about our day, our ideas, and our dreams, we’ll often talk through a story. These stories naturally flow from us in the form of our routine conversations. I have always loved
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Inter-disciplinary indigenous understandings

Connecting Learning Using an Inter-Disciplinary Indigenous Understandings Inquiry Focus: “How does where one lives affect how one lives?” At the first day of the Network of Innovation and Inquiry (NOII) Symposium, participants had the opportunity to attend break-out sessions presented by schools. One of the break-outs we chose, was that of Dover Bay Secondary School
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Circle Time at Garibaldi Highlands School

We visited Garibaldi Highlands Elementary School in Squamish with our hosts, Claire, Brooke, and Tashi (see our original Canada post here for more context). We were privileged to be invited to take part in Circle Time with a class of Grade 4 and 5 learners. This class has been building connections with First Nations communities.

Help! I need somebody

In 1965, John Lennon and Paul McCartney wrote a track which Lennon deemed to be one of his most honest works of all time — Help! Much has been written about the song since, however one element remains true throughout – simply that it’s okay to need help. The concepts of setting goals, coaching and
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Introducing Catalyst to Coordinators of Inquiry

As part of our work in Ladner (see our first post here), we introduced Catalyst to 25 Coordinators of Inquiry. These are lead teachers who are released about one day a week to support their colleagues to engage in Spirals of Inquiry. A Post-It Note activity uncovered what would make the next two hours most

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