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How to re-engage teachers post Covid – 8 meaningful ways

Over the past two COVID-19 Pandemic ridden years, teachers’ competence, relatedness and autonomy may have been compromised. These three basic psychological needs may not have been met, or only partially met, leading to feelings of overwhelm, emotional exhaustion, disconnectedness and a sense that they have no say over what is/was happening, and what they were/are expected to do. Post COVID,…

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Waitaha Staff At Stand

Creating an inclusive, equitable future

I’ve just spent two days at Addington Raceway as one of the sponsors of the Canterbury Primary Principals Association 2021 leadership conference. I always enjoy an opportunity to reconnect and share ideas with so many passionate educators from the Waitaha region and beyond in one place. Entitled ‘Sowing Seeds for the Future’, the conference themes were Equity and inclusion, Futures,…

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How to avoid jumping to conclusions

When you’re faced with the pressures of leading an organisation, it can sometimes be challenging to make the best decisions, especially when faced with a plethora of demands from different stakeholders. When you are under multiple pressures it can be useful to adopt a tool or technique to enable you to avoid jumping to conclusions, and therefore better differentiate your…

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Creating an ecosystem of care; the power of communication

In times of disruption communicating the right information to the right people at the right time is critical. And knowing beforehand who will do this in the moment is also vitally important. Does the responsibility to get the messages out to every one fall solely on the shoulders of leaders, or can it be shared? While there can be a…

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New opportunities for distance learning

While Learning Architects was born out of my experience as a principal, teacher, technology geek and leadership coach, sometimes the ideas for this support come from much closer to home. I have two daughters and both are currently learning at home due to the COVID-19 lockdown. This has made for a busier time at our place, on top of a…

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