Flag Hotel Brian Boru Hotel

200 Richmond Street, Thames, The Coromandel, North Island, New Zealand | Hotel
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What a stunning coastline!

A travel blog entry by mrandmrswaite14 on Jul 18, 2014


... surrounded by farmland. Ben tried to locate where we were on the map and noticed that we were approaching two small lakes so he said to look out for a road sign with their names on so he could work out which one we were nearest to. We noticed a sign ahead which pointed to the lake so I slowed down to read it....it said 'Lake'.....noo really?!? So we carried on the dirt road until we got to a dead end at a quarry (definitely not the right place!) We turned around and ...

End Of Term 1

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Apr 10, 2014

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... clear they were not following along. My cooperating teacher in this class was a very helpful resource in this situation. I found myself being very visual with my board work and writing everything out step by step, even if the students knew it perfectly. I also found that worksheets would help them because they had something to point at when they had a question. Even though it was a challenge, it was a great and very ...

For my Manheim Township Students!

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Apr 08, 2014

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... you do! There is less computer work here than in Mrs. Abel's room, because we do not have class sets.

27. What did you do on your free time?
Each weekend, my host family has been taking me and the other two student teachers around to see different parts of the North Island of NZ (NZ has a north and south island). A lot of my free time during the week nights is spent planning math lessons, but my weekends are ...

Grading and Assessments

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Mar 29, 2014

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... is given as an internal exam, and the rest are given as external exams. So, at the end of the school year, they have one three hour test that covers everything else they've learned besides trigonometry.

Imagine that! Students spend an entire year in a course and only have one opportunity to pass it. It's no wonder it's so hard to wrap my mind around this when the US has teachers distributing points for everything and using them ...

School Environment

A travel blog entry by slsmolowe on Mar 19, 2014

... on the coffee). The students use this time to go outside and throw a rugby ball or talk with friends before the next set of classes begin. There are definitely benefits to this break in the day for both faculty and students!

The best way I can sum up the difference in school environment is that New Zealand is far more relaxed. It certainly has its benefits and its drawbacks, but seems to work perfectly for this school.

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