As the Cultural Co-ordinator at my school, these criteria are very important to me and I feel I definitely met this criteria over the course of this programme. Embarking on this course has further opened my eyes to other teaching styles and approaches that could be used to respond more effectively to the diverse needs and interests of my students. Undertaking the research in the Research and Community paper on how mindsets relate to the learning and achievement of Māori and Pasifika students enabled me to delve further into an area that interests me and enables me to better address the learning needs of these students.
Over the last few years in my teaching career I have taken on more and more leadership roles. The Leadership in Digital and Collaborative Learning (LDC) paper was particularly interesting to me as I learn and grow as a leader in the education arena. LDC2 made me reflect on myself as a leader and analyse my leadership style. It was also great to get some constructive feedback on myself as a leader to help me become a more effective leader and teacher.
This course has shown me new ideas and approaches to implementing successful learning programmes in today’s educational environment, for example blended learning, flipped classroom, self-directed learning etc. I have used some of the approaches in my own classroom and found them very successful.
During this programme we have been exposed to a lot of professional literature, which we have had to analyse, discuss and reflect on. These opportunities have enabled me to reflect more deeply on the effectiveness of my own practice and how it affects my students learning and wellbeing.
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