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Hei Pānui edSpace | mō te marama Poutū-te-rangi 2018

TessTēnā koutou, talofa lava, malo o lelei and welcome to our edSpace pānui mō te marama Poutū-te-rangi, our monthly round-up for March 2018.

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What ducky are you going to put down? Viv Hall talks about what teacher pressures and wellbeing and shares a strategy from Helen Timperley that offers when we're learning some new, we need to decide what we're going to stop doing. Viv asks, what ducky are you going to put down? Feel free to join in the discussion here >>>

How are you using Seesaw in your school? Nicki Tempero invites teachers to share how they're implementing seesaw into their classroom programmes - including practical tips and tricks. Do you have experiences and tips to share, we'd love to hear from you. 

What readings do you have planned for the summer? Anne-Louise Robertson shares her top reads for personal and professional pleasure. Any more must-have reads on the coffee table to share?

Connected EducatorWordy Wednesday - Book chat Anne Kenneally shares another great read -Learner's Paradise: a guidebook for parents and educators everywhere by Richard Wells (@EduWells) is an enjoyable and accessible read for educators. Do you have your own favourites for Wordy Wednesday to share?

Media Monday - Edtalks…Anne Kenneally shares an edTalks video of Kate Potter, learning specialist at the National Library of New Zealand, talking about the new He Tohu exhibition, which brings together three of Aotearoa’s founding documents: the 1835 Declaration of Independence – He Whakaputanga, Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition. Kate challenges teachers and learners to engage with “the hard stuff” and “the heart stuff” of the Treaty. How might you use a resource like this in your classroom?

Thoughtful Thursday - Blogging As part of the weekly Connected Educator series, Anne shares the first blogpost, Talking Matters - around the concepts of valuing student voice and nurturing oral language. Ann Hatherly and Sue Bridges reference and summarise the Power of Talk summit and share valuable resources from this event as well. Anne asks, what can you, your colleagues, and your community do differently in your workplace to boost the power of your learners’ talk? 

Feel free to join the following open groups and either respond or start your own discussions. We'd love to hear from you. Do you have an observation, a wondering, trend, concern question to share? 

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Treaty Talks

Last month's featured Treaty Talks series is still a rich resource to use in your classrooms even after Waitangi Day. Equally, please feel free to continue to share your stories here >>>




What's coming up?


Check out the latest events and what's coming your way both face-to-face and online for March. For example over the next week: 

There are many more events advertised for March and beyond in the edSpace events (Ngā Takunetanga) so don't miss out, register now!


Where can I find help?

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edSpace group pages: Has instructional videos and tips on why/how to use edSpace, including how to submit interesting looking posts, comments and more.

One tip a week: Has useful tips for setting up edSpace as your social network portal including how to invite your friends to groups.

Dive in, ask a question, get involved.

Until next month, Hei konā mai smiley

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