Greeting and a welcome to my Manaiakalani Google Class OnAir episodes for 2021. I have been teaching for many years but have been at Ohaeawai School for 6 years. This is my first year teaching in a 1:1 classroom so I am excited to share this journey with you all.
I work in an innovative and collaborative classroom with one other teacher and together we teach the Year 3's and 4's. We use Chromebooks and our class site to learn, create and share across the curriculum.
In New Zealand it is common practice to differentiate our teaching into small-group learning based on individual learning needs. At times we also will use mixed ability groups to extend and scaffold all learners.
The groups that this site focuses on are considered to have similar learning needs, forming either a collaborative learning group or a mixed ability group.
If you would like to contact me about any of my lessons or activities, please contact me via the links below.
Term 1: Te Whare Tapa Wha - Finding our way
This term our focus is on finding our way both within ourselves as well as with our class and community.
Term 2: Learning to Create & Creating to learn
This term our focus is on learning ways to capture and share our learning in creative ways
Term 3: Learning which ever way - LOCKDOWN SPECIALS
This term our focus is on staying in the learning seat no matter where we are. Its about staying both connected and motivated in our learning together.
Term 4: Title - Sub-title or Focus
This term our focus is on being leaders in our own learning and knowing what our next steps. as well as making the most of opportunities as they come. Its about sharing with others and supporting others in their learning.