After months of being unable to meet face to face due to Covid restrictions, it’s exciting to be able to invite teachers in the Waikato region to this face to face gathering in Hamilton. The word ‘cluster’ has a whole new meaning these days, but in this context it’s a positive thing to be part…

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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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Oops – sorry for the late notice. This one crept up on me. A reminder for those in Wellington that our next cluster meeting will be Tuesday 11th Feb 3.30pm onwards at St Theresa’s School in Plimmerton. These gatherings are always so worthwhile… a low key opportunity to meet up with likeminded folks from the…

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Greetings! A friendly reminder of two things: Thursday 11th April is our next cluster meeting – 4.30 pm at Hillcrest Normal School. All most welcome… The focus will be on use of Heathcote’s role conventions…. Also a reminder that if you have not already done so, now is the time to get your registration in for Te…

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Two MOTE cluster meetings were held within two days in February! The secondary skype group held a very successful chat (despite some mild technical issues) in which ideas were shared about MOTE and NCEA assessment. We were pleased to welcome some newcomers to that conversation, with participants ranging from the far North to Wellington. The…

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2012 is off to a flying start. A number of teachers at primary and secondary are plotting great things in their classrooms for term 1 or term 2. The summer school paper in Tauranga is going really well, and a bunch of new teachers is coming through all enthused and ready to try the approach.…

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A successful planning session was held in Hamilton last week where local teachers came together to brainstorm ideas and share advice for term four: Amongst others, we generated the following ideas: A Mantle of the expert approach to the story Jack and the Beanstalk, for year two primary students. In this case, the teacher has…

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The Waikato cluster group will be holding its next meeting on Thursday 19th May at Hillcrest Normal School (Cambridge road, Hamilton) Start time: 4pm. The focus for this get together will be a presentation by PhD student Carrie Swanson. Carrie will be sharing the planning she has done for for a science-based MOTE written for…

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