Thank you Angela Lee (@nzleeangela) for the tag in the #edchatNZ Blogging Meme!
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1. How did you attend the #edchatnz Conference? (Face 2 Face, followed online or didn’t)
Went both days – presented on Saturday morning to 4 brave and willing singers! We even sang a 4 part arrangement!
2. How many others attended from your school or organisation?
One other – @MrHuggard – a fantastic science teacher.
3.How many #edchatnz challenges did you complete?
All four presenter challenges and many of the attendee ones too!
4. Who are 3 people that you connected with and what did you learn from them?
Steve Voisey @stevevoisey – was a pre-service teacher with me back in the 90s and went on to become a fine music teacher himself – now working for TTS. Always nice to reconnect with music people.
Monika Kern @BeLchick1 – finally met Monika – we located each other via tweets during the political panel. Nice conversation about music teaching and life!
Sarah Rodgers @themsrodgers – is a pre-service teacher (not mine) who was a delight to spend time with – great energy and such passion. exciting time for education with people like Sarah heading into the classroom.
5. What session are you gutted that you missed?
Really wished I had taken the tour around HPSS – would LOVE to have seen the music space.
Also wished I had been to more HPSS in action sessions….
6. Who is one person that you would like to have taken to #edchatnz and what key thing would they have learned?
Shall remain nameless – but they would have been re-ignited after a long career in the classroom. Hopefully their eyes/mind would have opened to the way ahead even though they are retiring quite soon…everyone needs a refreshment experience.
7. Is there a person you didn’t get to meet/chat with (F2F/online) that you wished you had? Why?
Quite a few – there were so many people there!
8. What is the next book you are going to read and why?
“How Music Works” by David Byrne (again). It tells the truth about music and the music industry and it is like a textbook in my classroom. And “The Goldfinch” by Donna Tartt – cause I need a break from “the work”.
9. What is one thing you plan to do to continue the Education Revolution you learned about at #edchatnz?
Project based learning, continuing to make my learning space a MLE and continuing to try and smash the paradigm of one!
10. Will you take a risk and hand your students a blank canvas?
Very pleased to say – ALREADY DID! First lesson back in front of the students, we co-constructed the learning activities, scaffolded them, worked out what each activity was allowing us to learn, and agreed to co-construct a schedule for marking.