Learning in an MLE – students respond to ‘that article’.

I have to admit, I wasn’t that surprised to read about how some teachers are hugely resistant to change. MLE’s are a scary proposition for those that think we still live in the same world that existed when we ourselves were students. As I reflected on this, I thought who better to ask than my…

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Reflections on a 1-1 MLE

The anticipation of moving into a new Modern Learning Environment had been huge. We had been preparing ourselves for more than a year, thinking of ways in which we would change our practice to make the most of our new environment, all in the name of enhancing student learning. However, ultimately we were always going…

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Student agency through Student Licenses

Student agency is about creating an environment ¬†where students are encouraged to take control of their own learning. A big part of this is the ability of students to self-manage. Last week my school moved into a new MLE, and my two colleagues and I really wanted to push the idea of student agency in…

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The how and why behind our Innovative Learning Space

Recently my school (Tarawera High School) has made the exciting move into our brand new Innovative Learning Space (ILS). With the students about to start on Monday, my two colleagues and I have spent some time organising our equipment and furniture into what we think will best serve their learning needs. We have a group…

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