About Me

Kia Ora, Welcome to my CV page for 2018. This page outline some of my achievement this year. This year I have been teaching in a Two Teacher MLE with my wonderful, creative co-teacher Christine Eadie. Our MLE has 54 year 3 learners and is a 1-1 iPad class.



Blogs are an important way in which our learners and use as teachers share our learning. As a collaborative teacher I actively share on my blogs for a number of reasons. Firstly this becomes a record of my process, ideas and learning. Secondly I allows others to give feedback and support my learning. Lastly I hope that it inspires and supports other teachers and many of my colleagues blogs do for me.

Class Blog

We use this blog to share important moments in our classroom and examples of learner created content.

Professional Blog

This blog shares my insights as a teacher and my professional inquiry.

Making Movies

Creation of digital content is part of what we do everyday as both teachers and learners in Manaiakalani. This year we have made a number of movies to share on PENN (Our School News Network) and for our film festival.

Brave learners Room 20 PENN Term 1.mov
PES_Carruthers_The Magic.mov


We use a class site and other learning sites to support our teaching and make teaching and learning Visible, Rewindable and Ubiquitous. Each years site is design with the learners in mind and a clear theme that makes the site cohesive. This makes is clear for learners how they access their learning supporting the process of Learn, Create, Share.

Class site

Art Theme Site


This year my CoL and MIT inquiry focused on Language Acquisition in Mathematics. This arose from noticing that learners struggled to explain their thinking in Maths especially when faced with problems that require multiple steps.

Carruthers CoL Hui.mov
Manaiakalani CoL Teaching as Inquiry Framework - Clarelle Carruthers
Clarelle MIT 2018 Proposal Moonshot Clarelle Davis


Some other ways that I share are through my Twitter feed and at conferences. There I had the opportunity to present at the Google Apps for Education conferences in Auckland and Sydney. I have also been able to support one of our wonderful outreach cluster in Northland by sharing my experience with Google Sites.

Making a Classroom site GAFE 2018
Leading Learning Using Google Sites GAFE Sydney 2018


Shift Data 2017 and 2018

Shift Data 2017/2018