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What is computational thinking?

What is computational thinking?

Are you new to the new Digital Technologies Curriculum and unsure what the term ‘computational thinking’ means? If so, then this post and the free resources is for you. Computational thinking ...
Coaching to increase educational leadership capabilities

Coaching to increase educational leadership capabilities

After reading an excellent article recommended by a professional colleague; Atul Gawande – Personal Best, September 2011, New Yorker, I wondered how the notion of a coach could be embedded ...
How to transform your workplace culture

How to transform your workplace culture

I’ve just come back from a conference in Sydney entitled Transforming Workplace Culture by Gallup. This conference explored the critical elements of what it takes to develop an engaging workplace ...
Make learning authentic using the Sustainable Development Goals

Make learning authentic using the Sustainable Development Goals

I’ve just spent the most fabulous day at St Mary’s Catholic School in Rotorua supporting their STEAM Extravaganza. My role as a guest speaker was to introduce them to the ...
How emotionally engaged are your employees?

How emotionally engaged are your employees?

Learn about the Gallup Q12 engagement matrix and how to ask the right questions to gauge how emotionally engaged your employees are. Learn how this can enable you to create ...
How to build Māori history into your learning programme

How to build Māori history into your learning programme

Doing this allows us to understand what makes Aotearoa distinctive and unique. Te Takanga o Te Wā is a document published in 2015 to support the understanding of Māori history ...
How to easily implement computational thinking into your classroom

How to easily implement computational thinking into your classroom

Many educators across New Zealand are learning to embed the new Digital Technologies Curriculum into their programmes. This blog post will help you learn how to easily integrate Computational Thinking ...
How to make strengths-based learning come alive in your school

How to make strengths-based learning come alive in your school

Learn how to make strengths-based learning come alive in your school by developing a strengths-based curriculum for school leadership, staff, and students ...
Develop culturally contextualised leadership with Craig McDowell

Develop culturally contextualised leadership with Craig McDowell

Craig is an experienced, passionate educator, leader and leadership consultant. He has worked in seven different schools throughout NZ including being a foundation Deputy Principal at a new secondary school, ...
Helping children to cope with traumatic events

Helping children to cope with traumatic events

This post is aimed at helping children to cope with traumatic events, but providing resources and strategies to support them, their families and educators. Last Friday, Christchurch suffered an horrific ...
Measure what matters most with the Gallup student poll

Measure what matters most with the Gallup student poll

Discover your school’s levels of engagement, hope, entrepreneurial aspiration, and career and financial literacy. This post is to let you know of an upcoming webinar to help leaders decide whether ...
What does computational thinking mean in the digital technology curriculum?

What does computational thinking mean in the digital technology curriculum?

Are you stuck on how to begin understanding Computational Thinking as a new key competency in the technology curriculum? Are you wondering how to implement it (CT) into your school-wide ...
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