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October 2, 2017

Your Ethos Community Newsletter for September

One for my Kiwi readers.

Your newsletter from the Ethos Online Community – September 2017

 

Kia ora, talofa lava, and greetings,

 

Critical thinking is touched upon alot in this month’s posts. Unsurprising, given that the world seems to be constantly throwing out bizarre new situations for us to analyse.

 

How do we ensure we are thinking about these situations critically? In many circumstances it is all too easy to go along with what everyone else is thinking. We need to take measures to make sure we are asking ourselves the correct questions, delving deeper into our thoughts and actively seeking as much information as possible, not simply give in to group-think. In Ivy League Professors Exhort Their Students and All Students to – Think for Yourself the advice professors from some of the world’s top universities urge on the next generation of students is shared. However, this advice stands for all of us. Are you thinking for yourself or letting others shape your opinions?

 

While it’s important to not to go unquestioningly with the opinions of others, being exposed to multiple ways of thinking, even ones you don’t agree with, plays a role in developing a fully formed opinion. Leigh Hynes talks this month about the importance of resisting the urge to create an echo chamber, by only interacting in circles that reflect your own opinions. Variety being the spice of life and all that, we can learn to be critical consumers, challenging ourselves to explore different avenues. This approach becomes particularly apparent in the online world, where a huge variety of people can openly share their views, and those you aren’t keen on can be hidden with the simple click of a button. But, that’s the easy option, why not embrace the opportunity to learn about the thoughts of others?

 

Nick Major touches upon how important it is to think critically about, not just outside situations, but our own beliefs and actions. It’s so easy to become stuck in our ways, believing that the beliefs we’ve formed over the years are the only way to go. This can lead to a very closed off way of thinking, that in fact blinds us to other, potentially more positive, paths. Nick stresses the importance of self-coaching, or seeking the critical opinion of someone outside yourself, in order to open our eyes to our own beliefs and allow ourselves to form different ones.

 

But seeking critical opinion from someone else can be a challenge. Hearing potentially negative feedback about yourself is not the most comfortable task. John Owen looks at how we can learn to see negative feedback as an opportunity rather than an insult. Negative feedback provides an insight into ourselves that we may not otherwise have. It opens the door to self-improvement and way of changing up the status-quo.

Welcome to new members – September

The Ethos Online Community now has 446 members. Hope you will all give a warm haere mai (welcome) to the new members to the community:

  • Deborah Triglia an Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) based in New York. Deborah hopes ICT Enhanced Learning and Teaching can aid in passing on information to people, so that, as Deborah writes, “they too may be enlightened and inspired to stop supporting the wrong concepts of freedom”.

  • Auckland based Melvin Din, is a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educator. Melvin is looking to incorporate ICT enhanced learning in to the STEM curriculum.

 

Know anyone who would like to join an international Online Community that’s all about learning – across all education sectors, business & ITOs: http://bit.ly/233qpfP? Please invite them :)

Member Blog Posts and discussions

In this newsletter, as always, we have some interesting posts. Please jump into the conversations and feel free to ask questions.

  • This month we get some insight from professors teaching at the most well-regarded tertiary education facilities in the world. In Ivy League Professors Exhort Their Students and All Students to – Think for Yourself, scholars and teachers at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale urge the next generation of university students to think critically and not fall victim to group-think. In a shared atmosphere like a campus it is all too easy to assume the popular opinion is the correct opinion. Either going along with it because you don’t want to risk criticism, or (even scarier) not questioning it at all. This piece is a good reminder to always question the status quo and stand up for what you believe in. Thanks for sharing, John S. Oliver.

  • Nicholas J Major puts a new spin on spring cleaning in Monkey Business. While we are often encouraged to physically declutter during this season, why do we not also take the cue to mentally declutter? Nick touches upon how easy it is to become stuck in our beliefs and how in turn we can become blinded to other options or paths that may actually have a more positive outcome. Nick looks at self-coaching and the ‘Ladder of Inference’ model as tools to help us get outside of ourselves and critically analyse our actions and beliefs. Nick also comments on the role of coaching, and gaining an outside support, to effectively help you inquire into and challenge your thinking and reasoning. Whatever method you chose, this is a fantastic, self-improving task to take on.

  • You might want to join the interesting conversation underway in Comparing Different OLCoP Approaches. The discussion has been invigorated again over the last few weeks (with thanks especially to Janey Nolan, Tessa Gray, and Paul Keown).

  • Politics, colleagues and friends takes on the challenging subject of political opinion. Having just gone through an election in New Zealand, political discussion has been rife. However, this is a global topic that stands year round, particularly given the political movements of late. The internet brings in an interesting element, allowing people to openly share their standpoint with the world. So, how does one deal with being constantly exposed to the opinions of our peers, especially when they oppose our own opinions? This exposure can be challenging, Leigh Hynes comments on resisting the urge to delete people from social media or leave scathing comments. However, Leigh stops herself by going back to internet guru, Howard Rheingold, and his assertion that we need to learn to be critical consumers to survive online. To do that we have to ensure we do not surround ourselves with like-minded opinion online. One of the joys of the internet is that it allows us to learn from others, however this wouldn’t be the case if we were only seeing views that reflected our own. So, no matter how frustrating it may be to read statuses we disagree with, it may be for our own good

  • Feedback is an essential part of learning about who we are, how we behave and how we can improve. But negative feedback can be uncomfortable to hear and can often fall on deaf ears or invoke a defensive response because of this fact. Listen, process, then action looks at how we can move away from seeing critical feedback as a negative and instead work through the discomfort to actually gain something constructive from it. John Owen looks at a personal experience where he was given direct feedback, which was hard to hear. Once John processed the information and got over the initial negative feelings, he realised there was some truth in the comments and that it in fact produced the opportunity for him to do something positive to address the issue

  • Joanna Wheway continues to take us along on her journey as a new principal. Last month we heard about Joanna’s transition in to a new school and all the admin-invoked stress that comes with this. This month, Joanna is looking to move into the harder hitting stuff with her staff. Joanna cleverly decided to spend the first few weeks of her new appointment focusing on the basic areas which teachers are less passionate about. She used this non-conflicting time to build trust and relationships with her staff. But now, the time has come to start focusing on the actual teaching and learning aspect of the school – the emotive stuff. Joanna is looking at changing habits in her teachers which have been firmly engraved over the last three years. This is made even more difficult given the fact that they have received positive feedback from previous leaders. Joanna’s main challenge is implementing assessment in a school that currently has none. Joanna talks of a conflicted teaching staff and the need for her to continuously re-evaluate and take gentle steps towards her goal. Fortunately, in her follow up post it sounds like a breakthrough has been made and things are moving in the right direction. Keep up to date with Joanna’s journey here: Week 6 and Week 7

 

Also recommended

As always you have contributed a superb variety of posts this month. Thank you. Here are some of the posts and topics that you may find of interest:

  • Mal Lee and Roger Broadie have written an article entitled, “The Impact of the Unintended on the Digital Education of the World’…“, which draws from their research. The article describes an alternative perspective to that suggested by many education authorities and global government agencies. An excerpt from their article illustrates some of the key points they make – take a look in If schools continue as stand-alone insular institutions they will continue to be dealt out of the play – what do you reckon?

  • In What does business look like when driven and funded by women?, Vicki Saunders shares some of her formative experiences in business. One that stood out for me was the time when she was heading up her business, having become increasingly successful, she was advised that she could not be the CEO when the business went public, because the CEO would need to be a man. Since that time (and yes, she took the advice, one of her few regrets) Vicki has come across many other similar women, who have had the same experience

  • At TEDx Auckland 2012, Philip Patston gave a presentation entitled: The Label Libel, A New Look at Diversity. In his presentation Patston explores notions of diversity. He initially describes his own experience of the labels he gave himself, and the labels (with underpinning assumptions) that other people gave him, which created feelings of confusion and frustration. He identifies that labels are sometimes useful because they can create awareness. However, if they are unquestioned, they frequently lead to judgements, inequality, and separation by creating ‘us and them’ situations. You can watch his talk and read more about how we can question and unpack our own use of labels in Making visible the significant differences between people

 

Recommended videos

From the ever growing repository of videos (1,501 in total – thanks as always to John S Oliver for his awesome contributions), these are a just few of the highlights.

  • In Youth suicide: In Helping Others, You Heal Yourself Dr Neha interviews Nina, who explains “I’ve lost a few friends to suicide. I know that a lot of that came from fear of communication, particularly in young males. I want to ask, do you have any advice for those who want to support them? I want to support my peers to communicate better so that they can find solutions so that suicide is never an option. Communication could be definitely a solution to this. So what do you think?”. Youth suicide is such a huge issue in New Zealand at the moment, even being named the countries darkest secret and biggest challenge. Please watch this video and use the tips to help anyone who may be at risk.

  • Rob Stevenson and Mary Pretorius talk about the benefits of virtual mentoring (uChoose through CORE Education) at Dominion Road School.

  • A quality education is critical for all children, and in particular, at-risk, low-income children. Head Start teachers, directors, and program staff work tirelessly everyday to establish strong foundations for the children in their classrooms. In this co-hosted Webinar with, we take a look at the CLASS tool and how it is used for monitoring, and explore strategies for improving teacher-child interactions

  • In this episode of Overrated (The real reason To Kill A Mockingbird became so famous), Vox’s Phil Edwards investigates what he calls ‘the largely unheralded business reason’ behind the success of Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a literary classic, but it was also a landmark book in the paperback revolution. Thanks to publishers like Penguin Books, paperbacks changed dramatically from pulp fiction and dime store novels to  a legitimate way to read great literature. To Kill A Mockingbird’s timing helped it capitalize upon that business shift and become a classic in classrooms — for business reasons as well as literary ones

  • From independence to interdependence Alana Conner, PhD, is a cultural psychologist and science communicator whose latest project is Clash! 8 Cultural Conflicts That Make Us Who We Are (2013), which she coauthored with Stanford professor, Hazel Rose Markus. By day, she designs communications that enhance the wellbeing of diverse populations around the world. By night, she writes about culture, class, psychology, and health for a variety of venues, which have included The New York Times Magazine, EDGE.org, and the Stanford Social Innovation Review, where she served as senior editor for five years. In between, she rides the bike, walks the cat, and bakes the vegan bacon cake in San Francisco.

  • What are our screens and devices doing to us? Psychologist Adam Alter studies how much time screens steal from us and how they’re getting away with it. He shares why all those hours you spend staring at your smartphone, tablet or computer might be making you miserable — and what you can do about it; Why our screens make us less happy – and what can we do about it?

  • Why School Sucks looks at the education that takes place outside of the classroom, and why sometimes school, inflexible teachers and labels can make people believe they’re ‘slow’ when in fact their learning needs simply aren’t being met.

 

Resources

  • ‘The Future of Learning’ addresses the four infrastructure and the four pedagogical elements (below) that must all be in place to prepare our learners for the world they and we are living in now. Mark Treadwell has kindly shared his book as a free PDF download.

 

What’s on?

Lots of other things happening (online courses, conferences and other opportunities) including the ASCILITE 2017: 34th International Conference on Innovation, Practice and Research in the Use of Educational Technologies in Tertiary Education taking place in Southern Queensland, Australia, on December 4th.

Please feel free to add events to share them, or just let me know and I’ll add them :-)

 

 

Nāku iti nei, faafetai lava, and warm regards

Charlotte

Charlotte Caines

Community Coordinator

Ethos Consultancy NZ Ltd

PO Box 90391, Victoria Street West,

Auckland 1142

Phone +64 (0)9 9738027 / +64 (0)9 5750206

Mobile +64 (0)21 2273777

Web site: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/

Blog: http://ictelt.blogspot.com/

Email addresses: info@ethosconsultancynz.com / hazelowendmc@gmail.com

Skype: hazelowendmc

May 2, 2017

Your Ethos Newsletter for April

One for my Kiwi readers…

Your newsletter from the Ethos Online Community – April 2017

 

Kia ora, talofa lava, and greetings,

 

According to many sources, the amount of decisions humans make in just one day averages around 35,000. These multiple decisions are probably seen as completely normal, and maybe even insignificant, due to their slow build up over time and the day-in day-out consistency by which we make them.

 

However, these seemingly small decisions paint a much bigger picture. The things we say yes or no to, essentially form our boundaries and dictate the direction our lives take. So, is it odd then that boundaries are generally seen as restrictive rather than enabling?

 

Sarri Gilman is an experienced marriage and family therapist. She is also the founder of two organisations that support the needs of children and teens facing homelessness.

In both these roles she has found that clear boundaries enhance relationships and the quality of life. Boundaries aid in giving people a voice and allow more understanding around the respect of yourself and others.

 

Sari believes that boundaries are empowering. In Good boundaries free you – and how to set them Sari discusses the power of boundaries and gives an outline on how to create positive ones and stick by them.

 

Sari’s talk can be applied to many situations. Particularly in the classroom. If a student has defined boundaries within which they can make a decision then they are being given guidelines and support as well as freedom to make their own choice and the responsibility to do so.

 

Does anyone have any good resources or advice on how they implement boundaries either on a personal or professional level? And if so, what are the outcomes you’ve experienced from setting these?

 

Welcome to new members – April

The Ethos Online Community now has 437 members. Hope you will all give a warm haere mai (welcome) to January’s new members to the community:

  • Alex MacCreadie  joins us from Wellington where he works as an Executive Director for school strategy. He is particularly interested in providing schools with a pedagogically based, cloud based digital learning platform for use in New Zealand schools.

 

Know anyone who would like to join an international Online Community that’s all about learning – across all education sectors, business & ITOs: http://bit.ly/233qpfP? Please invite them :)

Member Blog Posts and discussions

In this newsletter, as always, we have some interesting posts. Please jump into the conversations and feel free to ask questions.

  • Leigh Hynes was disappointed recently when reading an ERO report which evaluated the evidence of the 8 principles within New Zealand school and classroom curricula. The disappointment stemmed from the fact that the Future Focus principle featured the LOWEST number of times in NZ school curriculum, and second to lowest in classroom curriculum. In A rant but an important one – is your teaching future focused? Leigh considers that perhaps schools are putting too much focus on preparing students for assessment and not actually giving them the tools they need to tackle the future. Leigh notes that, ideally, students should receive the skills to both achieve assessments and take on the future. Leigh reminds us of the 6 themes of future orientated teaching and learning and links us to a future focused symposium taking place this week. Do others try and incorporate this in their teaching? And how much importance do you place on the principles, particularly that of future focus?

  • Some compelling arguments in support of online technologies and the related pedagogy looks at the unfortunate, yet common, occurrence where those with the power to effect cultural shifts in educational institutions can sometimes be a bit behind the eight ball when it comes to actually enabling said changes. Those in the position to influence change may in fact have a vested interest in things staying as they are. This is apparent in the continued growth of e-learning where we see a number of educators reluctant to embrace technology. This post references an article that may help anyone needing to justifying requests for appropriate professional development around e-learning. Thank you to Helen Martin for sharing this fantastic piece.

  • The media and public have long been aware of cyber bullying, but what legal documentation and actions have been taken to both prevent and help understand this harmful act? This draft report defines harmful digital communication as forms such as threats, harassment, dissemination of intimate personal visual recordings and incitement to suicide. It recommends a “four limbed” approach: the creation of a new criminal offence for “bad digital communication”; the amendment of existing statutes; the establishment of an authority to enable takedown and cease-and-desist orders; and some suggested changes to the legal regime for New Zealand schools. What are others thoughts on this?

  • John Birnie  shares a fantastic TED talk from Daphne Koller. Daphne is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free – not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and self-graded assignment builds an unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed. This could be both a fantastic resource for students and a clever way to collect data to help improve many areas of education.

  • Studio H is a high school design/build curriculum for rural community benefit. The one-year program is offered to Junior-year students of the Bertie County school district in North Carolina. It provides college credit, a summer job, and a hands-on opportunity to build real-world projects for the community. In Case Study of Project Based Learning Taken to the Maximum, John S Oliver shares a video that shows how the program works as well as some insights into why this style of education can have some very positive outcomes.

  • As Google seems to get bigger and more complex by the day, so does the process by which Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is successfully executed. Luckily, Kate White has composed a guide on the complete SEO process, how it works and how to make it work for you; How to write content for SEO.

  • Do you enjoy caring for others and giving back to the community? Is this something you could even see yourself making a career of? The Community Service Industry offers many long and satisfying careers. However, students must be aware of how their education will later dictate the job path they’re able to take in this area. Four ways to choose the best community service career looks at the various factors to take into account when considering this job path.

 

Also recommended

As always you have contributed a superb variety of posts this month. Thank you. Here are some of the posts and topics that you may find of interest:

  • Powerful questions are a cornerstone of coaching. These questions are sometimes called ‘magical’ because they can support a coachee to step around perceived barriers or familiar ways of thinking into a space where they are more creative. Their concrete context (i.e. resources, issues, etc) hasn’t changed, but the way the they are thinking can become more positive, increasing motivating and boosting self-confidence. Using ‘magical questions’ in coaching delves into two types of ‘magical questions’ and how they can enhance the coaching process.

  • The story of an ePortfolio: A Scenario  is a mind map and hypothetical scenario that tells the story of Susie and her use of Web 2.0 tools to conduct research for her assignments. The mindmap: Susie’s Web 2.0 Research is designed to give an idea of the complex web of information, ideas, sharing, evaluation and analysis that can go on (in an ideal world) when the potential of the Web 2.0 is exploited fully.

  • It’s a common complaint in business – you find yourself bombarded with emails, and as a result you either have an overflowing (and therefore not very useful) inbox, or you’re spending too much precious time sorting emails. This article, via The Learning Wave Blog, gives strategies, backed up by example and case studies, for stopping email overload; Suffering from email fatigue? Here are some strategies to help…

 

Recommended videos

From the ever growing repository of videos (1,440 in total – thanks as always to John S Oliver for his awesome contributions), these are a just few of the highlights.

  • Have you ever had someone tell you to look at the sun when you’re trying to sneeze but can’t quite get it out? Well, it turns out it’s an actual thing – but only for some people. The sun sneeze gene explains why some people are sun sneezers.

  • Why doesn’t magenta appear in the rainbow? The answer lies not in physics but in biology, find out more: Colour mixing: The mystery of Magenta.

  • People tend to put boundaries on par with rules and restrictions, perhaps seeing them as a negative thing. However, boundaries can actually be extremely positive and help towards productivity and achievements. Sarri Gilman has found that clear boundaries enhance relationships and the quality of life. Good boundaries free you – and how to set them gives an outline on why and how to effectively use boundaries.

  • In her talk, A life without boundaries – making the most of opportunities, Fiona explains how medicine taught her to be intuitive, but China taught her to live intuitively. She explains her journey and how she has learned to listen for the one soft clear note in a sea of static.

  • This video features national play experts Sue Palmer and Tim Gill; and chief executive of the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists. Different aspects of play are set out: exploratory play vs. representational play; the role of play in the development of fine- and gross-motor skills; the links between play and speech and language; the difference between adult-led and child-led play. Sue Palmer: “Almost everything that we become as adults has its roots in play.”

  • The human-animal bond has proven biological, psychological, and social effects – some that people recognize and some that people don’t. Knowing more about what your pet sees and feels within you can help you heal and be more healthy. It’s time to find out what your pet is telling you in What is your pet telling you? And, how might an animal help you build better relationships with humans?

 

Resources

  • If you are a Google fan or Moodle user in any way, shape or form, you are going to find these resources from Claire Amos invaluable (she shared them here originally) – thanks, Claire.

  • “Future-oriented learning and teaching” report now online is a piece Rachel Roberts cross-posted some time ago from the VLNC group. This research project draws together findings from new data and more than 10 years of research on current practice and futures-thinking in education.

  • There are basic tips in photography that anyone can follow whether you are a beginner or more experienced with photography. This post from Vikas Rana gives some common things you can follow to get the best results from your photography.

 

What’s on?

Lots of other things happening (online courses, conferences and other opportunities) including Educating for Change, taking place in Brighton on June 30th.

 

Please feel free to add events to share them, or just let me know and I’ll add them :-)

 

 

Nāku iti nei, faafetai lava, and warm regards

Charlotte

Charlotte Caines

Community Coordinator

Ethos Consultancy NZ Ltd

PO Box 90391, Victoria Street West,

Auckland 1142

Phone +64 (0)9 9738027 / +64 (0)9 5750206

Mobile +64 (0)21 2273777

Web site: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/

Blog: http://ictelt.blogspot.com/

Email addresses: info@ethosconsultancynz.com / hazelowendmc@gmail.com

Skype: hazelowendmc

April 4, 2017

Your Ethos Newsletter for March

Yet another newsletter from earlier in the week.

Your newsletter from the Ethos Online Community – March 2017

Kia ora, talofa lava, and greetings,

As I spent this month working late and attending multiple work events on the weekends, I started to feel my body asking me to stop. My headache yelled “go to bed at a reasonable time” and my eczema screamed “you’re stressing us out”. This is a scenario I, unfortunately, fear a lot of us experience regularly. So, when I read Merryn Dunmill’s post on exploring the root cause of physical ailments (generally stress), rather than just popping a pill and getting on with it, it really resonated with me.

Merryn looks at the work of Dr Neha Sangwan, an incredible medical practitioner, who works with her patients to figure out the underlying issues causing them physical pain. I was lucky enough to hear Dr Neha speak at the World Women 17 conference this month, and what a wealth of incredible information she provided. Dr Neha’s practices focus largely on communication. Communication with ourselves, our bodies and our peers is essential in maintaining peace and finding the answers we need to know about ourselves.

Dr Neha talked largely about speaking truthfully with ourselves and being self-full (the word selfish was strictly prohibited) in order to find what we need and what will make us happy. Part of the process to discovering what you want in life is finding out what your values are. If you are aware of those qualities, which you hold dear and place importance on, you can then go about seeking them out. You might want to pop into the conversation started by  Sarah WhitingApplying ‘The Chaos Monkey’ to your life, who asks the questions: what is my chaos monkey? How can I better deal with ‘failure’? and How can I better support others to do the same?

Paul Keown has explored this concept of values with his posts this month. Paul looks at the role the school system plays in instilling values in students. Particularly in relation to understanding and addressing the existing gap between aspirational and real values. Research shows that the authoritative figures in students lives are behaving in such a way that doesn’t align with the values they claim they hold close and want to pass on to young people.

This divide has been brought to light by the recurring rape-culture situations we are seeing arise with male high-school students in New Zealand. The most recent of which sparked reaction from the New Zealand public and media, rebelling against this violation of public values. Paul talks about the value of critical thinking in this and how critical inquiry helps us discover our values and assess how they fit into each situation.

How have you discovered your values? And how do you think this fits into the education sphere?

Welcome to new members – March

The Ethos Online Community now has 436 members. Hope you will all give a warm haere mai (welcome) to January’s new members to the community:

  • Jenny Grainger, an Auckland based instructional designer, trainer, educator and workplace assessor, Jenny is especially interested in how e-Learning can aid with creativity, exploring new possibilities, and generally enhancing experiences for learners.

  • All the way from Tanzania, we welcome teacher,  Adam Namamba. The blended teaching and learning approach is of particular interest to Adam.

Know anyone who would like to join an international Online Community that’s all about learning – across all education sectors, business & ITOs: http://bit.ly/233qpfP? Please invite them :)

Member Blog Posts and discussions

In this newsletter, as always, we have some interesting posts. Please jump into the conversations and feel free to ask questions.

  • In Aspirational v Real Values  Paul Keown addresses an often unrecognised gap – that which exists between aspirational values and real values. The dilemma arises in people claiming their aspirational values (the way we believe others should think and behave) are in fact their ‘core values’, those that they actually display in their behaviour. This is something that appears in education in many forms, one being the values that are taught in the classroom and by parents, and another being through the vision statement of schools. The gap between those values that authority figures commonly claim students should hold close versus what they’re behaviour actually shows is clear in a study outlined in this post. The study showed that while 96% of parents state it is of utmost importance to raise ethical, caring children, 80% of the youths surveyed reported that their parents “are more concerned about achievement or happiness than caring for others.” This disparity appears yet again when we analyse recent activity in New Zealand such as the multiple incidents of young male high-school students making crude comments focused on taking advantage of inebriated young women. In these cases the schools have come out stating that the values displayed by these students vary hugely from the school’s own. So what’s going wrong? Is this due to the school not instilling the values effectively in their students? Or is there too strong of an influence coming from outside sources that display opposing values such as the media and porn? What do you think a school’s role is when it comes to values? And how do we go about closing this gap?

  • After the above post, Paul monitored the media and public’s response to the ongoing issue of rape culture in New Zealand. Paul was particularly impressed by the actions of some year 13 students who publicly spoke up against the behaviour they have witnessed from their male peers. The media as well proved that it is possible to gain a public response to the gross violation of widely accepted civil values. This leads on to the topic of critical inquiry and critical thinking. Without some critical thought processes this reaction would not have happened. In Values, critical inquiry and rape culture Paul looks at what exactly critical thinking is, and how it influences our values and behaviour.

  • The negative effects of stress have been well documented – but what are we actually doing to address them? Stress related ailments are treated through traditional medical techniques, which are essential, but do we ever delve deeper to examine the underlying issue and practice long-term solutions? More often than not I fear the answer to this is no. People often want a quick-fix for the physical symptoms of stress so they can return to their busy lives as quickly as possible, therefore actually worsening the true issue. Merryn Dunmill shares with us a inspirational interview with Dr Neha Sangwan. Dr Neha works with patients to dig deeper and find the root cause of stress. She talks of her “double vision” technique where she describes how we stress ourselves thinking that faster and more makes us feel more important in the world.  She talks about her own breakdown and how she learned to dig deeper through “double vision” to source within herself her impact rather than externally. In Dr Neha Sangwan – Treating stress in the workplace (National Radio podcast) you can listen to the podcast and take a look at the method Dr Neha uses to hunt out inner stress.

  • Catriona Pene asks “Got 3 minutes? Well worth a watch of this video to get some tips on creating awesome passwords”: A quick reminder about passwords and how to create an awesome one.

  • This post holds a great wealth of information. Rachel Roberts had a Professional Learning and Development session with her Asian Language teaching group recently. This time is used to share experiences, explore new strategies and resources and prepare for the year ahead. Luckily for us, Rachel has put together some of the top insights and pieces of advice that came from this meeting. Take a look, VLN primary teachers share their tips for teaching online.

  • CoOLs – Communities of Online Learning – A double edged sword?  Looks at the proposed changes in the Education (Update) Amendment Bill. Rachel Roberts delves into what was up for discussion in part 3A – Communities of Online Learning. Rachel has been working with the VLN Primary School, and has been asking for something like CoOLs for a very long time. Rachel  shares the VLN Primary Submissions over recent years. They all ask for better resourcing, support and for inclusion of online learning within the mainstream schooling sector. Rachel discusses her work trying to engage these changes and how the system needs to alter to support CoOLS.

  • Monika Kern has started an exciting new role as the Education Manager at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. In Museum Education in 21C Monika explores how technology is changing the way museums aid the learning process. While a museum was once much like a library – somewhere you were educated through one dimensional observations – technology now allows for a much more interactive experience. Monika explores the purpose of a museum, how it can contribute to education and what barriers are faced in attempting this.

  • John S. Oliver  shares a very touching story that demonstrates, once again, the importance of teachers; MORE evidence that teachers change lives.

Also recommended

As always you have contributed a superb variety of posts this month. Thank you. Here are some of the posts and topics that you may find of interest:

  • This post looks at something Nick Billowes (CORE Education) shared a while back. Nick talks about the possibility of publishing through the cloud and how this could change the way students submit assignments, allowing teachers to browse on an i-device. The post also looks at the potential barriers in this situation.

  • Kevin Hall and Mike Crosson (based at Wintec) piloted QR codes and video clips in trades training – partly to encourage students to do some revision. QR (Quick Response) codes are described in Wikipedia as “A QR Code is a matrix barcode (or two-dimensional code), readable by QR scanners, mobile phones with a camera, and smartphones”. The idea is that it makes it easier for students to access and use content on online courses. This post has some useful resources and further information on how the codes can benefit students.

  • What skills do students need to obtain in order to go on to be functioning, positive members of the New Zealand society? Kwong-wing Lai talks about the need for human agency – the need for students to learn how to problem solve and think critically. However, with a changing society and outside influencers, research seems to show that young learners aren’t finding significance in their learning experiences. Therefore, to develop agency in learning it needs to be situated, authentic and personalised. In the Changing culture of learning: Mobility, Informality, and connectivity – mLearning re-framed Lai delves into how educators can work towards facilitating this.

Recommended videos

From the ever growing repository of videos (1,430 in total – thanks as always to John S Oliver for his awesome contributions), these are a just few of the highlights.

  • Collective nouns are a way to have fun with language. This video looks at the meaning behind some interesting collective nouns in nature  – Why is a group of crows called a ‘murder’?

  • What is sociology? Sociology seems to be a subject with a little bit of mystery around it. This video gives a  Crash Course on Sociology, beginning  by explaining what exactly sociology is.

  • Education tutorial: Exploring VoiceThread | lynda.com  – this tutorial shows how to create interactive discussions both in and out of the classroom with VoiceThread.

  • In this free lesson you will learn the essential skills you need to master the e-learning tool that is Wikispaces Classroom.

  • This neat little video looks at how the brain works, how we learn, and why we sometimes make stupid mistakes – because thinking is actually uncomfortable. Take a look: The uncomfortable effort of thinking.

 

Resources

 

What’s on?

Lots of other things happening (online courses, conferences and other opportunities) including the 3rd International Conference on Studies in Law, Education, Business and Corporate Social Responsibilities (LEBCSR-17) taking place in Paris on April 27th 2017.

Please feel free to add events to share them, or just let me know and I’ll add them :-)

Nāku iti nei, faafetai lava, and warm regards

Charlotte

Charlotte Caines
Community Coordinator
Ethos Consultancy NZ Ltd

PO Box 90391, Victoria Street West,
Auckland 1142
Phone +64 (0)9 9738027 / +64 (0)9 5750206
Mobile +64 (0)21 2273777
Web site: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/
Blog: http://ictelt.blogspot.com/
Email addresses: info@ethosconsultancynz.com / hazelowendmc@gmail.com
Skype: hazelowendmc

March 6, 2017

Your Ethos Newsletter for February

This arrived in my mailbox on Friday – something for my Kiwi readers…

Your newsletter from the Ethos Online Community – February 2017

Kia ora, talofa lava, and greetings,

 

First a quick update. Hazel is undergoing a few health challenges at the moment, so I (Charlotte) am picking up the whole of the newsletter for this month.

 

Leadership is something that seeps into all aspects of life – family, work, friends, education and more. Leadership has been a discussion of high visibility lately, with one of our most powerful nations gaining a new controversial leader in the form of Donald Trump. While Trump may not be everyone’s cup of tea, he does bring to light an interesting question – what makes someone a good leader?

 

This question is one I always find challenging as it has little to do with likeability or the usual benchmarks we use to measure the appeal of our peers, for example someone can be a good leader but not necessarily a good person. While Trump may have met a lot of negativity, there is no denying that he has managed to capture the following of a significant amount of people. This is a well-known and common occurrence with past world leaders.

 

This month, John S. Oliver, has shared with us his stance. In Here is my article on leadership… what do you think? John comes from the standpoint of assessing a leader more on the guidance they can give and how effectively this is delivered, rather than the normal method of analysing qualities and traits. This looks at what a leader provides rather than how they provide it.

 

As the world has witnessed many a time before, there is a dark side to leadership. While we need good leaders to be in control, sometimes this control isn’t used in a positive way. In Carol Black’s documentary, Schooling the World, she ponders how this control is asserted in education. Carol states “as our climate heats up, as mountaintops are removed from Orissa to West Virginia, as the oceans fill with plastic and soils become too contaminated to grow food, as the economy crumbles and children go hungry and the 0.001% grows so concentrated, so powerful, so wealthy that democracy becomes impossible, it’s time to ask ourselves; who’s educating us? To what end?”

 

This is a particularly interesting point – one that is commonly overlooked due to people associating education with inherent good and therefore not feeling the need to dip below the surface. In Merryn Dunmill’s post around the documentary and this subject, she points out how accustomed our society is to having an education system that is simply dictated to us. How often do we question the motive behind our curriculums, assessments, and the collection of data? We accept that being tested and ranked is simply part of gaining an education – something we consider a privilege.

 

What do you think about the subject? Should control in education be something we are concerned about? And if so, what is the alternative? Jump into the community to add your comments!

 

Welcome to new members – February

The Ethos Online Community now has 434 members. Hope you will all give a warm haere mai (welcome) to January’s new members to the community:

  • Nicholas J Major, a Nelson based Education Consultant. Nicholas is curious about how ICT can help best harness the benefits of digital technologies to support education without becoming either overwhelming or distracting

 

Know anyone who would like to join an international Online Community that’s all about learning – across all education sectors, business & ITOs: http://bit.ly/233qpfP? Please invite them :)

Member Blog Posts and discussions

In this newsletter, as always, we have some great posts. Please jump into the conversations and feel free to ask questions.

  • We’ve most likely all come across someone we considered a great leader, but there seems to always be an air of mystery around what exactly makes someone a better leader than someone else. It’s therefore always a great topic to discuss and hear others opinions on. John S. Oliver shares his thoughts on positive leadership in here is my article on leadership… what do you think?. John delves into the different types of guidance a leader should be able to effectively provide. It would be great to hear others thoughts and experiences on this.

  • While education is seen as a privilege and has even been described as the key to freedom, do we ever delve deeper into the control that may lie behind the current systems? In ‘Occupy Your Brain’ Carol Black ponders, when so many negative things are being allowed to happen at the hands of the ‘educated’ powers that be, do we ever stop to ask, ‘who’s educating us, and to what end?’ In developed societies we have become worryingly desensitised to an education system with centralised control. This is magnified due to the fact that education is often viewed as innately ‘good’ and therefore it doesn’t come naturally to question the motives behind it. However, we are letting others dictate what we must learn, how, when and the assessment process.  Occupy Your Brain: On Power, Knowledge, and the Re-Occupation of Common Sense looks at Carol Black’s documentary, Schooling the World. This was the culmination of many years of research into cross-cultural perspectives on education. Thanks to Merryn Dunmill  for this fascinating post.

  • Nicholas J Major has this month posted an interesting blog that fits nicely into the mentoring information we’ve had filtering through over the last few months. Nicholas simply asks, what’s in a question? Here Nicholas asks how effective the questions commonly used during mentoring sessions actually are. Particularly the often used ‘why’ question. Nicholas states that a number of sources he has recently encountered suggest that ‘why’, ‘who’, ‘when’ and ‘how’ questions are information seeking questions, whereas ‘what’ questions are wisdom accessing questions. The difference being that the former questions tend to elicit responses grounded in the past, whereas the latter can produce deeper insights that help understand what is important to the other person or help them move forward to accomplish their goals. Nicholas gives some great examples of particularly evocative questions and research that’s gone into the subject. What do you think about the different styles of questions?

  • Paul Keown has kindly shared with us a series of posts focused on values in schools. The first addresses the ambiguity around how values in education are defined. Addressing the value dimensions in curriculums can be challenging and confusing. Nicholas draws upon some key educators and theorists, along with the dimensions outlined in the NZC values statement, to simplify these down to three categories. Paul stresses the importance of all parties involved (parents, teachers, schools and students) comprehending these three dimensions in order for the values programme to be a balanced one. Off the back of a question raised from this post, Paul then discusses the third dimension in more detail in The issue of the 3rd dimension of values in schools. This dimension focuses on the need for a school’s programme to be fully discussed and negotiated in the community and, once adopted, made clearly evident in the all actions and interactions in the life of the school. From Paul’s work implementing values systems it is evident that the third dimension is the most challenging and often the one left behind. Paul stresses the importance of an action plan and gives some in-depth and insightful advice on how to get around the difficulties this dimension may propose. Some values bouquets and More bouquets: Two secondary schools then analyse four case studies. One example looks at a school that has done particularly well at building their values system across all dimensions (including the tricky third one) while another looks at a school that has taken an unconventional approach that has produced some interesting ideas. Great to see how values can work in practice also.

 

Also recommended

As always you have contributed a superb variety of posts this month. Thank you. Here are some of the posts and topics that you may find of interest:

  • Although Twitter is a widely used social tool, it doesn’t seem to have found its place in the education world just yet. This post references a session by Lyndon Walker that looks at different ways Twitter can be used in teaching. The session starts off with ‘transmission’ (e.g. reminders that appear via Blackboard directly to a student’s Twitter feed), as well as class questioning, microblogging, interaction (such as debate and discussion), and sharing of social media links. Lyndon also introduces R – a  free software environment for statistical computing and graphics that is widely used and well supported. There are tools such as usage statistics, networks (which enable you to map followers across the world) and sentiment analysis – in other words what students are tweeting. Twitter has many useful teaching applications, and access to the underlying data can add a meta level to student engagement and learning

  • Unfortunately, we all know what it is to feel snowed under and short on time. Thankfully we received a fantastic time saving recommendation from John S. Oliver. The power of the crowd: Online communities that help save you time will send you to a great blog that helps address some of those ‘time’ challenges we all face

  • Xochitl de la Piedad Garcia suggests that engagement comprises of the time, energy and resources that students devote to activities designed to enhance learning at university. Xochitl wanted to investigate how to harbour engagement in a first year statistics unit. Using behaviourism as a framework, Xochitl’s idea was to encourage  behaviours that were going to increase the likelihood of students developing specific strategies related to improved performance. Xochitl used weekly online exercises to facilitate the engagement, while also providing opportunities for detailed feedback. Take a look at this post to find out what the students comments on the system were, both negative and positive. What do others think of this system?

 

Recommended videos

From the ever growing repository of videos ( 1,424 in total – thanks as always to John S Oliver for his awesome contributions), these are a just few of the highlights.

  • We live in a time where we quickly put people in boxes. Maybe we have more in common than what we think? Introducing ‘All That We Share’ – a touching video about getting past ‘types’ in order to connect with your fellow man: TV2 – All that we share

  • Interactive notebook is a nifty little video all about using Interactive Student Notebooks in your ELA classroom

  • In this video you can learn about ‘New Classrooms’, a non profit organisation that leverages classroom design, teacher talent, and technology to enable personalised learning for more than 7,000 students in 15 pioneering schools

  • How to learn faster with the Feynman technique (example included) – If you want to cut your study time, using the Feynman Technique is a great way to do it. Named after the physicist Richard Feynman, it revolves around explaining a concept in simple language as if you were teaching it to someone else

  • In every workplace, there are three basic kinds of people: givers, takers and matchers. In Promoting a culture of generosity, organisational psychologist Adam Grant breaks down these personalities and offers simple strategies to promote a culture of generosity and keep self-serving employees from taking more than their share

  • Working hard but not improving? You’re not alone. Eduardo Briceño reveals a simple way to think about getting better at the things you do, whether that’s work, parenting or creative hobbies. And he shares some useful techniques so you can keep learning and always feel like you’re moving forward. Take a look – How to get better at the things you care about.

 

Resources

  • Online communities, ideally, should play an important part in their members long-term learning, contributing also to their professional development. An effective community should provide a space for people with common interests to creatively, robustly and respectfully, unpack some of the interesting challenges in their own practice and everyday lives. However, this is easier said than done. In Developing relationships – the key to fostering online professional communities there are a number of resources and articles designed to help those facilitating communities do so in a positive way

  • One of the great things about technology and the internet is the access to information we may not have previously had – such as the ability to hop online and learn a new skill – for free! 10 tips to get your head around design – especially in the digital realm is one of these fantastic resources. The linked article gives lots of tips on how to get the basics down, and progress, your design skills.

 

What’s on?

Lots of other things happening (online courses, conferences and other opportunities) including the 2017 Global Student Conference – keynotes and presentations by students for students, taking place on March 4th as an online activity.

 

Please feel free to add events to share them, or just let me know and I’ll add them :-)

 

 

Nāku iti nei, faafetai lava, and warm regards

Charlotte

Charlotte Caines

Community Coordinator

Ethos Consultancy NZ Ltd

PO Box 90391, Victoria Street West,

Auckland 1142

Phone +64 (0)9 9738027 / +64 (0)9 5750206

Mobile +64 (0)21 2273777

Web site: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/

Blog: http://ictelt.blogspot.com/

Email addresses: info@ethosconsultancynz.com / hazelowendmc@gmail.com

Skype: hazelowendmc

January 31, 2017

Your Newsletter From The Ethos Online Community – January 2017

One for my Kiwi readers…

Your newsletter from the Ethos Online Community – January 2017

 

Kia ora, talofa lava, and greetings,

 

You may have pondered some of the following questions (or similar): How do I learn things? What does it mean to learn? What does my brain do when I learn? And Why do I forget things?

 

One of the fabulous…and frustrating things is – we don’t know. We have bits of the puzzle, and know that there are social, psychological, physiological and affective factors that impact what we learn and how well we learn it. From the stance of knowing about the brain, we know that certain chemicals influence us, that brain imaging is helping to provide some more pieces of the puzzle, and that our brain has plasticity and we need to keep learning to keep ourselves ‘vital’.

 

The subject is, I feel, endlessly captivating and as such I try to read, and listen / watch widely, especially around the latest research and ideas related to how the brain works. About 3 years ago, on a quest for more reading, I came across Madelyn Griffith-Haynie’s insightful, frequently entertaining, and always well researched articles in her site ADD . . . and-so-much-more. Madelyn, in turn recommended Ginger Campbell’s The Brain Science Podcast, which has since, for me, been a constant source of interest. Topics, to name a few, have included: embodiment, unconscious decisions, reading and the brain, memory, and cognitive science.

 

In her recent post A Brain-Based Resource you won’t want to miss, Madelyn celebrates 10 years of The Brain Science Podcast (please pop across and congratulate Ginger if you have a moment), and shares some highlights. I’d recommend you pop in for a read; you won’t be disappointed.

 

To hone your appetite, a brief example from Ginger Campbell’s podcast ‘stable’ is an enthusiasm-filled episode entitled Brain Ageing Research with Dr. Pamela Greenwood.

One of the things that jumped out from the podcast for me is that “brain ageing and cognitive ageing are not the same thing; the typical brain changes that are associated with normal brain ageing (such as shrinkage) are not reliable predictors of cognitive decline” (source). Also, the other (exciting) thing was that “not only does brain plasticity offer new hope for people who suffer strokes and other brain injuries, it also suggests that life style choices influence cognitive function at all ages” (source) – there’s hope for us all!!

It would be superb to hear from you about your own recommendations for resources, or thoughts about how we learn. Please jump into the community with comments and posts.

 

Welcome to new members – January 2017

The Ethos Online Community now has 433 members. Hope you will all give a warm haere mai (welcome) to January’s new members to the community:

 

Know anyone who would like to join an international Online Community that’s all about learning – across all education sectors, business & ITOs: http://bit.ly/233qpfP? Please invite them :)

Member Blog Posts and discussions

In this newsletter, as always we have some great posts. Please jump into the conversations and feel free to ask questions.

 

  • Jenny Holt addresses the ever important issue of bullying in Discover how bullying impacts people in the workplace. Bullying amongst adults is unfortunately commonplace and can lead to a number of both physical and mental illnesses. Jenny has linked to a guide that explains the consequences of such actions and gives tips on how to prevent it from happening.

  • Raymond M. Rose has shared his second installment describing his attempts to get the school system to address the issue of making their institutional website meet US accessibility requirements. Raymond points out that he isn’t giving in to speculation about how the Trump government will deal with civil rights legislation but will rather wait until there is definite answers. Read more here: Will it take thousands of dollars to make your website accessible.

  • Do you have a brain? Well then, this is the podcast for you apparently. The Brain Science podcast ‘explores how recent scientific discoveries are unraveling age-old mysteries, such as intelligence, emotions, personality, and memory.’ This super resource from Dr Ginger Campbell has over 130 episodes for you to delve into. A big thanks to Madelyn Griffith-Haynie for sharing this with us. Take a look at A brain-based resource you won’t want to miss for further details and links.

  • In Please beta test this ebook for business owners John S Oliver asks for our help in reviewing a resource he has created. He would really value any feedback or suggestions you may have to improve the resource.

  • Building an in-depth understanding of one’s own skillset is imperative enabling suitable opportunities and aiding in personal and professional growth.  Researcher and Educator, L. Dee Fink, has developed a 6-aspect taxonomy of teaching designed to maximise this understand and therefore also maximise learning in the classroom. In The six dimensions of your development, Edward Flagg talks about his professional experience using the framework. The post explains how the theory works and how it fits into a work environment.

  • Blended learning looks at a video from Paul Anderson’s Bozeman channel. It ties in blended learning with the inquiry model of learning. It really delves into why blended learning is so effective. Thanks to Leigh Hynes for another informative resource.

 

Jobs

  • This month Rachel Roberts has posted about a vacancy at the VLN primary school. The school is looking for an Executive Officer to join the team for 15 hours a week for the duration on the 2017 school year. This is a virtual position so there is no restrictions on location. This is a really interesting project to get involved in. If this sounds like a bit of you (or someone you know) head on over to the original post for details; Looking for a super virtual school secretary.

 

Also recommended

As always you have contributed a superb variety of posts this month. Thank you. Here are some of the posts and topics that you may find of interest:

  • This week marked the 8th annual Data Privacy Day. The day looks to raise awareness about the importance of privacy and protecting personal information. To mark the occasion Camparitech have developed a quiz – Can you outsmart an identity thief? The premise is simple, they present some everyday scenarios that you are likely to have already experienced, or have heard friends or family talk about. The quiz then gives you potential options to choose. The correct answer and the explanation why it’s important to do / not to do something – plus some extra advice is given after you answer each question. Go on and give it a try – we’d love to hear your results!

  • And, this post has a simple yet informative infographic that helps in recognising and avoiding phishing attacks. There is also a link to the accompanying article if you’d like further information.

  • Amy Ling – Professional ePortfolio scenario  is a hypothetical scenario of a tertiary teacher developing a professional ePortfolio. You can also access the accompanying mindmap. Great if you’re looking for an example on how to do this. (Many thanks to Diana Ayling for her input to this scenario.)

  • Recommended by Richard Elliott in his eLearning Watch, Drama in the ESL classroom is one to explore if you are in any way working with English Language Learners. Richard writes “Drama in the ESL classroom provides a lot of suggestions and ideas on using drama for ESL. All material is downloadable and free. Chase the tabs at the top of the main page to find extensive links to a wide range of resources.”

  • The Internet of Things (free e-book reviewed by Derek  Wenmoth) – It’s from a while back, but still massively relevant – so, if you are interested in where the connected world is heading then the e-book reviewed by Derek Wenmoth is likely to be something you might want to download and read.

 

Recommended videos

From the ever growing repository of videos (1,397 in total – thanks as always to John S Oliver for his awesome contributions), these are a just few of the highlights.

  • There has been a lot of awareness about gratefulness recently, but why? The one thing all humans have in common is that each of us wants to be happy, says Brother David Steindl-Rast, a monk and interfaith scholar. And happiness, he suggests, is born from gratitude. An inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful. Learn all about the key to happiness; Happiness is born from gratefulness…. not the other way around.

  • John S Oliver  has shared this great TED lesson that looks at the history of numerical systems. Something a bit different to show students. In a similar vein he’s also shared an interesting little video on why a square root is called just that and how this came to be – Why is it called a SQUARE root?

  • One to avoid if you suffer from arachnophobia, Most AMAZING spiders in the world looks at some of the weird, wacky and wonderful eight legged creatures out there.

  • A fantastic one for any math teachers – and learners. Algebra and Mathematics. Explained with easy to understand 3D animations explains variables, systems of equations, Cartesian coordinates, and many other concepts. Fun and educational for all ages.

  • Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. The power of vulnerability. What being vulnerable can do for you is definitely a talk to share.

  • Everything we know about physics – and a few things we don’t – in a simple map: The Map of Physics

 

Resources

 

What’s on?

Lots of other things happening (online courses, conferences and other opportunities) including INTCESS 2017- 4th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES, taking place February 6th in Istanbul.

 

Please feel free to add events to share them, or just let me know and I’ll add them :-)

 

 

Much gratitude to Charlotte Caines for doing the lion’s share of work putting this monthly newsletter together. Please keep your posts (including cross-posts), comments and recommendations coming :-)

 

Nāku iti nei, faafetai lava, and warm regards

Hazel

Hazel Owen

Education consultant / Director

Ethos Consultancy NZ Ltd

PO Box 90391, Victoria Street West,

Auckland 1142

Phone +64 (0)9 9738027 / +64 (0)9 5750206

Mobile +64 (0)21 2273777

Web site: http://www.ethosconsultancynz.com/

Blog: http://ictelt.blogspot.com/

Email addresses: info@ethosconsultancynz.com / hazelowendmc@gmail.com

Skype: hazelowendmc

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