I haven't really written about my general work on my blog yet, but felt that it would be quite nice to round up my thoughts as it gets close to the last working day of this year (one of the benefits of working term times!). This year has been a lot more settled; we now … Continue reading End of Year Reflection (Short and Sweet!)
This year I have signed up for the staff Secret Santa, my first one ever! Not sure how it usually works but those who wanted to participate were given a form to fill out with some seemingly random questions on it, such as 'you're going away on holiday, describe your chosen destination', and 'you have … Continue reading Secret Santa is on!
It has been a little while since I´ve updated my blog, so be prepared for a small onslaught over the next day or so! I have had some successes with my personal goal so I have decided that this will be the first post I tackle 🙂 First off, I passed Module 9! I was … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography – Some Successes!
This module was a bit funny for me - it wasn't really hard, but it was in four parts looking at different aspects focusing on sharpening, printing and bit colour, and I wasn't too sure if I have answered the questions right. I noted down my observations for each part but I might need to … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography – Module 9 Complete! (maybe….)
I have a confession to make: I was very very late to this discussion. Like, Q5 late. Unfortunately life happened but I was fortunate that I was still able to participate (more watched but I did get to add a couple of tweets) in the conversation about something that is an integral part of the … Continue reading Professional Goal: #EdChatNZ Twitter Chat – Inquiry Learning
The other day I posted a blog entry detailing the first day of the 2016 #EdChatNZ Conference held at Rototuna, Hamilton earlier this year. So today, I will continue with the second half of my post - I'd like to say that I will control my rambling a bit better this time round but can't … Continue reading PD, Conferences and the TA: EdChatNZ Day 2
Breezing through my modules! Module 8 is already completed and submitted! It was a smaller assignment this time, we just had to find out a bit about the equipment that we might need for our chosen field and then write a paragraph 'convincing' your husband/wife/bank manager that they should allow you to buy it … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography – Module 8 Complete!
I have allowed myself a month for each module to be completed, but I raced through this one! I really did enjoy this module far more than the last module (which was about portraiture - see my previous blog post here). The focus on this assignment was to start looking at photography as a profession … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography – Module 7 Complete!
Earlier in the year I attended a conference organised by #EdchatNz. #EdChatNz originally started off as a hashtag on twitter where educators could connect and discuss and question ideas and conceptions around Education. I came across them when I was sent a link to sign up for their free MOOC (massively open online course I … Continue reading PD, Conferences and the TA: Day 1 of EdChatNz
For my personal goal I had decided that I was going to restart my photography course which I had to put on hold earlier this year. At the time I had been working on Module 6: Portraiture - I prefer to take more landscapes and macro photography than photos of people so I found this … Continue reading Personal Goal: Photography – Module 6 Complete!
So, last Thursday I participated in my first #EdchatNZ twitter chat - a step forward on my professional goal (yay!). As for the chat itself, it was a bit....overwhelming and yet underwhelming at the same time.... I think that I wasn't really expecting so many people to be participating, and I just kinda got a … Continue reading Professional Goal: EdchatNZ Twitter Chat 1
After working through the steps from my previous posts (Goal Setting and Brainstorming), I have finally settled on 2 goals which I would like to work on, as well as deciding on some techniques that I think will help me with achieving them. So without further ado, My Goals....... *cue corny music* Professional Goal To continue … Continue reading Goal Setting – Finalising and Implementing
So, for the last week I have been working on setting up my personal and professional goals by following the steps I wrote about in my last post. Because I am a visual/kinetic person, I found that getting out the felt tips and brainstorming my ideas on paper really helped me to organise my thoughts. I'm … Continue reading Goal Setting – Brainstorming
As one of my first posts, I kinda figured that I should set myself some goals - professional, personal, habits I would like to work on etc. So I sat there and had a bit of a think, and came up with some general (and rather basic) goals ie/ Personal - be more purposeful with my time. … Continue reading Goal Setting – A Different Way
Hello, my name is Serena and I am a Teacher’s Aide. I recently attended a 2 day conference (awesome time - have many different ideas to write about - always a good start when you decide to write a blog!). Everyone was introducing themselves, Teachers, Specialists, Management, and then it came to me. Learning … Continue reading Welcome to my little blog of random ramblings!