There are two places you'll see me using quotes - at the end of my email and on my twitter profile.
"You know, you blow up one sun and suddenly everyone expects you to walk on water." -- Lt. Col. Samantha Carter
"...it's a sign of a deeply disturbed civilisation where tree huggers & whale huggers in their weirdness are acceptable while no one embraces the last speakers of a language..." Werner Herzog - Encounters at the End of the World
This phrase struck me as I was watching this movie. It's a movie with some amazing scenery shots and pithy comments from Herzog who has interested me ever since I saw Fitzcarraldo.
Twitter: Learning, unlearning, relearning.
I thought I had made this phrase up but then I discovered that Alvin Toffler also used the phrase. His full quote is: "The illiterate of the future are not those that cannot read or write. They are those that can not learn, unlearn, relearn."
Twitter and I have a love/hate relationship.
My original account was suspended (@dragonsinger57) and despite all efforts I am unable to have that reversed. Quite ironic as I have a Twitter workshop that I run! I now have a new handle @KiwiJoe90 on Twitter. Updated to say that I'm now back in full swing under my original handle - @dragonsinger57
If you check out the 'About Me' Section in my edublog you'll also see this quote: I have a secret passion – well – maybe not so secret – teaching is not about feeding information into kids brains – it’s about creating a place where kids are inspired, enthused, excited about discovery and learning – so my goal as a teacher is to leave my kids wanting more and having the skills to find out more. Ok so they’re 6-9 year olds – but they are still capable of exploration and discovery.
This is what guides me in my day to day teaching.
Creating a personal logo using the initials of your name. This is a one-day project I did with my Year 5 students as part of our Patterns theme.
Creating a personal logo
School Photo Scavenger Hunt: My intention is to use this as a start of year activity to develop co-operative and collegial skills with my class. My target age range is 9-10 years old (NZ Year 5).
Photo Scavenger Hunt
This is a lesson plan for instructional writing. It can be adapted for a range of ages but my target group is 7-10 years old.
Writing Cheat Codes (Instructional Writing)
I'm NOT an expert but do get asked often about how I set my classroom up - here are some thoughts and ideas.
How to set up an eLearning Classroom