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Innovate Out West - A Collaborative West Auckland Teacher Only Day

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Innovate Out West West Auckland Teacher Only Day Tuesday 7th June
Conference Theme: Innovative Learning - sharing the best of the West!
Tomorrow marks the inaugural 'Innovate Out West'. A teacher only day with a difference! This year a range of secondary schools from across the West Auckland area (Hobsonville Point Secondary School, Waitakere College, Massey High School and Kelston Boys High School) are getting together to share their best practice with each other. It will be an opportunity for teachers to visit two different schools the learn about their best practice and innovative strategies they are developing, so as to improve outcomes for all.

Workshops include topics such as  'Pasifika achievement' - Strategies that empower Pasifika students to succeed, 'Matau Tatou' Kelston’s brand of PB4L, 'Restorative Practice" - Focus on relationships 'Cross curricular learning in a traditional context'- Sharing our current exploration of cross curric…

The 'Lean In' and 'Thrive' Dichotomy

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Can we Lean In AND Thrive?
I'm not sure if it's a dichotomy, paradox or a conundrum, however I know it is an issue that I, and potentially many others, grapple with - can we actually both Lean In AND Thrive?
The summer before last I read the two aforementioned books back to back. I loved both of them, both Sandberg and Huffington "spoke to me". Or should that be, they "spoke to parts of me". 
Sheryl Sandberg very much spoke to the career me, the one that has refused to acknowledge any glass ceilings or ever take no for an answer. It appealed to the side of me that genuinely believes I can do whatever I want to do and I can be anything I want be. This is the side of me I uphold as important not just for me but as a role model for my young daughters,  the young people I teach and those that I work with. To me, this is about developing a kick arse sense of self-efficacy - a quality that I think is integral to success in the 21st century. 
But then the other pa…