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Maintaining relationships when working remotely

In a world where technology and artificial intelligence seem set to take over, I feel secure in the knowledge that the human connection is still the single most powerful teaching and learning tool that we have. “Teachers instruct of course, but it is not all that they do... Time spent establishing relations of care and trust is not time wasted.…

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Help students thrive with the Clifton StrengthsExplorer

The Clifton StrengthsExplorer is an innovative online tool designed for 10 to 14-year olds to complete that helps them discover and then develop their talents. It is unique because it provides students, their parents, teachers, and school leaders with guidance on how to build on each child’s gifts.
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The ethics of the future – Data Science Pioneers

I recently attended the premiere screening of the documentary movie Data Science Pioneers in Christchurch. This was a great chance to learn and reflect on what I believe will become the ethics of the future. The movie dispels the myth that artificial intelligence and robots will rise against humanity and conquer the world. If you are interested in the future roles our students may have (or create for themselves), the convergence of humans and technology, machine learning, AI and of course, the ethical dilemmas all this presents, then this movie will be worth watching. There will also be a discussion panel with the team from Digital Future Aotearoa after the movie.
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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 within the New Zealand Education Council Educational Leadership Capabilities Framework.
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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 and how to transform your workplace culture. I found it quite inspiring so here are some of my key takeaways.
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