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  • cath published a blog post Thanks
    Thanks for the hint Sally and setting this up Janene.  I am trying to get my school Teacher Inquiry up to date first so haven't got to the application form -have some ideas but still a way off so not much help yet sorry!
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    • Janene Maloney

      Hi Cath

      Thanks for joining the group :)

      It's all a bit overwhelming and new at the moment, but so helpful to connect with others going through similar thought processes and wondering similar things. 

      Cheers, Janene

  • Sally Roach commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    It was great to chat to you yesterday Janene -it helped clarify some ideas and extend some. I rang TeachNZ - bullet points are fine and they explained that if that is what suits your purpose to best deliver your point that is suitable. I also...
  • Sally Roach commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    Hi Everyone
  • Janene Maloney added a new discussion topic Portfolio Content and Format
  • Janene Maloney commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    Hi Sharon Great to meet you :) I think we are all flying a bit blind at the moment. I spoke to Sally today about the content of the portfolio. We discussed using our Teaching as Inquiry(s) as robust evidence (of our practice, student achievement,...
  • Sharon commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    Hi Janene Thank you for the invitation to be part of this group.   I am the only teacher from Wairoa so I feel like I'm flying quite blind.   This forum will give me some idea as to whether I am interpreting things in the same...
  • Janene Maloney commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    Hi Gail. I haven't seen anywhere that it can't be bullet points so I think that will be fine. If you want to be sure you might want to ring TeachNZ 0800 165 225. I hear they are really helpful. The panel will have 30 minutes to look at each...
  • Sally Roach commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    I think it is ok to submit as a hard copy or digitally according to the guide. I am not sure about bullet points and I was going to give them a ring about this next week unless someone else can give us an answer on that one. Kind Regards Sally
  • Sally Roach commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    Hi Gail
  • Gail Kelly commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    Thanks Janene and Sally. Look forard to reading any advice your Principal and DP gave Janene. Am in need of guidance especially format. Are bullet points ok or brief paragraphs? I'm doing all mine in a folder, with printed evidence. Is this ok or...
  • Janene Maloney commented on the blog Thanks & Word Count
    No worries Sally. It's a great network to keep connected with others.  So many teaching gems and amazing educators out there. I'm meeting with the Principal and DP tomorrow to discuss my portfolio. They have a wide perspective and great...
  • Sally Roach published a blog post Thanks & Word Count
    Thanks to Janene for setting up this group. Wonderful! Here is a tip that Janene, Rob and I discussed at the meeting- on Office Word go to Tools and then Word Count and it counts your words and tracks them or records the amount of words at the...
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    • Janene Maloney

      Hi Sharon

      Great to meet you :) I think we are all flying a bit blind at the moment. I spoke to Sally today about the content of the portfolio. We discussed using our Teaching as Inquiry(s) as robust evidence (of our practice, student achievement, engagement, PLD, and peer leadership) and we would refer to this across the quadrants in the body of the portfolio. We also talked about working backwards - collating the evidence we have, updating our current Teaching as Inquiry(s) and then writing the sections of our portfolio.

      When deciding what to include keep thinking about the keywords "Exemplary" and "priority learners".

      All the best Sharon, Janene

    • Sally Roach

      Hi Everyone

    • Sally Roach

      It was great to chat to you yesterday Janene -it helped clarify some ideas and extend some. I rang TeachNZ - bullet points are fine and they explained that if that is what suits your purpose to best deliver your point that is suitable. I also inquired if our "Teaching as Inquiry" could be used as evidence and this is also acceptable. Janene said that someone had spoken to her about what she was proud of in her room. This helps with - What puts your actions above and how have these actions impacted ,lead to positive outcomes for your learners.