Our next cluster meeting will be held over zoom to allow anyone from around NZ to participate. All welcome – very informal – BYO cuppa and afternoon tea! The focus will be on preplanning in Mantle of the Expert with teachers from Kawaha Point school sharing a recent example. If you’d like to attend, please…

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We were due to have a cluster meeting for teachers in Wellington this week, but this has been rainchecked what with one thing and another. We will definitely get back into face-to-face cluster meetings in due course. Meanwhile, how about a zoom hui / zui cluster? The advantage of this is that colleagues can join…

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Thanks to Pauline and staff at St Theresa’s for hosting our February cluster meeting. We had a good turnout of teachers who explored ideas for introducing drama for learning to Maths, History and Health activities. Some fascinating conversations, including which role conventions we might use when depicting significant figures from history. As promised, I’ll do…

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Our next cluster gathering in Wellington is coming up soon! What: An opportunity to meet like minded teachers with an interest in dramatic inquiry, and get some informal PLD. This time as requested we will run through a process drama based on a picture book. When: 16th December from 3.30 pm – 5.30pm. Don’t worry if you’re a little late – we’ll be…

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We’ve had some really buzzy cluster meetings in Wellington this year and this is set to continue with our next get together at Eastern Hutt School on Monday 21st October (from 4pm). We’ll continue with our exploration of Mantle of the Expert planning and probably learn a few new drama conventions too. This is an…

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A reminder to colleagues in Wellington that we have our next cluster meeting coming up soon. Details are as follows. Many thanks to Pauline MacLean and colleagues at St Theresa’s Catholic school who have offered to host this time round. When: 30th April 4pm onwards Where: St Theresa’s school, James St, Plimmerton, Porirua 5026 What: An informal…

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Are you a NZ secondary teacher using – or interested in using – dramatic inquiry (Mantle of the Expert / process drama / drama for learning / rolling role) in your teaching? You’re invited to sign up for a short series of live online meetups where colleagues will discuss the issues, challenges and rewards of…

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Teachers in Auckland region are reminded that our next cluster meeting is coming up soon – 1st Feb. Thanks to Lindsay, Claire and the staff of Bayswater school who are our hosts this time round. If you’ve never attended a cluster meeting before – haere mai – everyone is welcome! No need to RSVP –…

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If you attended the last Auckland cluster meeting, you’ll already be aware of the next one, coming up on Thursday 15th November from 4.30pm in room N313 at the University of Auckland’s Epsom campus.  If you didn’t make it last time, but would like to come – please do! The meeting will be an opportunity to share stories,…

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It’s a busy time for cluster meetings. As well as the Gisborne get together on Tuesday, we have two others coming up in Wellington and Auckland. Dates and times are below. This is the first ever cluster meeting in Wellington and the first for some time in Auckland – how great to see this level…

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