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whaeasarah

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Twitter username: @sarahsapixie

About me

I am an ambitious and motivated life learner. My life philosophy is to question everything. My teaching philosophy has grown from my previous experience as a yoga teacher. My outlook on teaching is that children do what you do and not what you say. The pedagogy borrowed from Singapore in 2004 of ‘Teach Less, Learn More’ resonates with me. This framework encourages educators to focus on the quality of the lesson and the integration of technology  as opposed to the quantity of learning.

I am energised by undertaking new learning experiences. Therefore I thrive in an environment of like minded people who are committed to their own journeys of teaching through informed practice, learning through experience and reflection. I am currently learning how to integrate technology into my classroom. I am excited to be the student immersed in this new digital environment. Within this new learning environment the students and I learn alongside one another. I believe this makes learning more engaging and authentic for children when they have the opportunity to make meaningful connections with what they are learning about.

In future I hope to build highways with children so they can make connections with their learning community via digital learning journals and blogs.

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  • Anne Kenneally 

    Kia ora Sarah and welcome to the Blended e-learning Literacy group.

    This is a group to support the e-Learning aspect of raising student achievement in literacy.

    Please do use the Group discussion navigation tab to join in and/or initiate discussion about the use of e-Learning to support literacy. Share your favourite tools or readings through the Group bookmarks or expand on this in the Group blog.

    Remember, the best way to learn something is to teach it, so be active in this space and contribute your ideas to enrich the practice of all.

    Looking forward to working with you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Anne
    http://www.vln.school.nz/profile/anne.ken

  • Allanah King

    Tēnā koe, Sarah

    Welcome to the iPad group on the VLN.

    There are lots of great resources to be found here particularly in the discussions and bookmarks.

    Please have a good look around and join in the discussions.

    Let us know if there is something you would like particular assistance with.

    Cheers

    Allanah

  • Nathaniel Louwrens

    Kia ora whaeasarah and welcome to the VLN.

    I am part of the online team and we are here to support you and help you get the most out of the VLN community.
    http://www.vln.school.nz/groupcms/view/785042/ko-wai-matou-who-are-we

    I see you have joined a group already; maybe I could suggest some other groups to help you get the most out of the VLN.

    You might like to join the "Getting started on the VLN" group, here you will find a wealth of tips to help you get the most out of the VLN.
    http://www.vln.school.nz/groups/profile/25604/getting-started-on-the-vln/

    You might like to join this group too. http://www.vln.school.nz/groups/profile/118255/enabling-elearning/ There are several more e-learning sub-groups you might like to join too for on-going conversations.

    Every three weeks we put together the e-learning round-up on the blog, it is well worth skimming through to see the latest discussions and links, http://www.vln.school.nz/blog/group/118255/all

    If you want to know more about VLN/Enabling e-Learning community groups, you can view this webinar recording >>> http://bit.ly/1eQTLXD

    Looking forward to working with you online.

    Ngā mihi nui, nā Nathaniel.

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