KAIAKO PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DEVELOPMENT LOG
Kia ora, nau mai uru mai ki taku pae tukutuku a kaiako. He whataarangi teenei ki a kite me peehea aaku mahi e tae pai ai ki ngaa paerewa moo ngaa kaiako o Aotearoa.
The purpose of this website is to record evidence of my professional development as a teacher in order to show how I've meet the teaching standards (over 3 years). My practising certificate is up for renewal 18 May, 2019. This time period is from 2016 to 2019.
The homepage here is an introduction to who I am and my teaching philosophy, including a history of my teaching experience. Entries are recorded chronologically and recorded year by year. Each entry is identified with abbreviations representing which standards are been met.
There are six standards;
1. Te Tiriti o Waitangi Partnership (TWP)
2. Professional Learning (PL)
3. Professional Relationships (PR)
4. Learning Focussed Culture (LFC)
5. Design for Learning (DL)
6. Teaching (T)
Also see my Teaching @PI teacher Appraisal site for more details of evidence
Ko wai au?
He uri whakaeke au o Ngāiterangi, Ngāti Ranginui, Ngāti Maniapoto, Ngāti Awa. Heoi, e hara te toto, te iranga o tēnei nō Aotearoa anake. Nō Īnia, nō Kōtirana, nō Hōrana, nō Kirihi, nō Ngāitiria hoki ōku tūpuna.
Ahakoa te whakapapa i whānau mai au ki Ōtautahi. I tipu ki te tonga o Tāmakimakaurau ki Papakura. I hoki ki Tauranga Moana ki te taha o tōku whaea. Mō muri mai i te matenga o toku whaea i haere ki te Rohe Pōtae o Maniapoto kia kimi kōrero e pa ana ki te whānau 'Kingi'. Koia nei te ingoa whānau o tōku koroua a Te Moananui Kingi.
Ko tōku ingoa whānau ko 'Brown'. Koia nei te ingoa whānau o tōku matua a Noel. Heoi, ko te ingoa whānau o tōku whaea ko 'Kingi'. Ko Sharon tōna ingoa. He kaihōpara ēnei whānau e kaha ana kia hōpara, kia tāwhai i te moana.
I kuraina ki kōnei ki Papakura ki Te Kura Takewaenga o Papakura ki Te Kura Tuarua o Papakura hoki. Heoi, i wehe atu i te kura i te wā o tōku hapūtanga. Koia nei te wa i hoki au ki Tauranga Moana.
This quote sums up my teaching philosophy well.
“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.” ― Haim Ginott
However, I place high value on: student agency, ubiquitous learning and blended learning. I have a passion for blending science and Matauranga Maori.
Our school vision and mission is important to my own beliefs:
- We are building a home to innovative learners and leaders.
- To develop leaders who will self-determine their future
2016 - Present (Papakura Intermediate School aka Mansell Senior School) Specialist Teacher Yr7-8 - Food Technology, Biotechnology & Matauranga Maori
2010 - 2016 (Te Wharekura o Maniapoto aka Te Kura Kaupapa o Oparure) HOD Science & Mathematics Yr9-13
2013 - 2014 (Te Whare Wananga o Awanuiarangi) Academic Staff Bachelor of Environmental Studies - Field Research Surveying/Statistics
2011 - 2014 (Indigo Pacific) Education Consultant - Maori Bachelor of Environmental Studies
2007 - 2008 (Bay of Plenty Polytechnic) Academic Staff Nga Okawa o Tangaroa - Customary Fisheries (Marae based)
2006 (Bay of Plenty Polytechnic) Academic Staff Diploma in Fisheries Management - Customary Fisheries
- 2019 - Post-Graduate Certificate in Applied Practice in Digital and Collaborative Learning, (Mindlab, Unitec)
- 2010 - Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching - Biology/Science, (Bethlehem Tertiary Institute)
- 2009 - Post-Graduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori, (Te Wananga o Raukawa)
- 2008 - Bachelor of Applied Sciences - Environmental & Marine Sciences, (Auckland University of Technology)
- 2006 - Graduate Diploma in Leadership - Maori Development, (UNITEC)
- 2002 - Diploma in Marine Studies, (Bay of Plenty Polytechnic)
Postgraduate Diploma in Te Reo Maori
(Te Wananga o Raukawa)
Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning
Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)
(Bethlehem Tertiary Institute)
Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental - Marine)
(Auckland University of Technology)
After finishing the Postgraduate Certificate in Digital & Collaborative Learning in 2018 I've been on the look out for a Masters Program. This has become part of my appraisal goal for 2019; what to do and where?
Exploring 2020 & beyond
Where to :)