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Rā 204 Rāmere, 22 o Hōnongoi 

I had the pleasure of listening to Marcus Akuhata Brown today.  What an inspirational, entirely humble speaker with a wry sense of humour. He talked about how knowing where you come from, who your connections are is so important for young people. He gave us this quote from Goethe;

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.”

It is a reminder that as educators or in any contact we have with young people we have a responsibility when we notice potential that we act on it to lift the lid of the glass ceiling and free the potential. 

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Teacher of Languages first and foremost but passionate about learning and teaching. I have been learning how to blend technology into my teaching for the last twenty years and worked for seven years supporting colleagues to build their skills and confidence using digital technologies as part of their teaching and learning. In 2014 I was honoured to be awarded an eFellowship from Core Education which was a challenging and fun year. I am now a Connected Learning Advisor with Core Education. In that role I support school leaders in their planning and implementation of technology. I love being in the outdoors and spend as much of my time as I can in the bush, by the ocean and on mountains.