Reflecting at midpoints

I have reached almost the mid point of the masters in teaching. This term has been all about learning and development theories – and understanding how to develop a growth mindset, and see how empowering a teacher can be through the power of modelling the attitudes and skills they want to see in their studentsContinue reading “Reflecting at midpoints”

Returning to Motherland 1#

I never expected that my first trip back to Papua New Guinea, since I moved to Australia as a one year old, would be in my fifties and via zoom and would be working with writers based in three different countries. Yet, none of us knows our future, and so it was that the lastContinue reading “Returning to Motherland 1#”

New Pathways Continuing

‘Nature never did betray the heart that loved her’ William Wordsworth And so it begins again. The new pathway towards becoming more of an educator alongside writer. Another quarter of University and this time I am learning about the Humanities and English curriculum and curriculum in general. Curriculum, pedagogy, assessment! How do we modify themContinue reading “New Pathways Continuing”

Mother’s Day and the Mountain

Originally posted on Following the Crow Song:
For mother’s day we made a late afternoon trip up Mount Cootha to see the sunset. It was my first mother’s day without my eldest son at home. One day they will all be winging their way into their lives and so these times are even more precious,…