Nau Mai, Haere Mai, Welcome


Whāia te mātauranga hei oranga mō koutou

Seek after learning for the sake of your wellbeing

  Haere mai rā, ka mutu, tēnā koe, otirā koutou, mō koutou e piri mai nei ki ēnei mahi, ēnei akoranga. Tēnā koutou. 

A very warm welcome, and thank you for coming back to join together in this work and learning. Greetings to you.





Image: Yuan Yuan experiences the Maori tradition of the hongi (Auckland, New Zealand). ( BY NC ND ) Flickr image by Think Global School:

Discussion Forum

“Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia”

  From the uChoose whānau to your's, we wanted to finish the year by reminding you to focus on what is important and encourage you to be kind to yourself and spend the last days of 2018 doing the things you love with those who add sparkles to your day.  We look forward to connecting again in 2019! Ngā manaaki  The uChoose team    Photo by Kira auf der Heide on Unsplash

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Nau mai, haere mai to our latest members

Kia ora koutou, I just wanted to take the opportunity to welcome our newest members to our online community:  Glenda Albon- a member of the awesome Early Years at CORE education Ara Simmons- a facilitator in Auckland, with a wealth of experience in wellbeing and mental health support Sally Groenhart- an Early Years kaiako who has a passion for environment education.  Please join me in welcoming these lovely members to our group and find out what connections you can make with each of them Ngā…

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Our whānau half day

On Friday my whānau group held the first of our two half day hui per year. We use these hui to connect with each other and to talk about the organisational change, vision, values and aspirations for partnership. In our December session we focused on the Decolonisation Workshop and Distributed Leadership. This time, we focused our half day on: - sharing our different work areas,  - Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the concept of partnership organisations (most time spent here)- SLT and organisational…

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Newsletters- we would love your feedback

Kia ora te whānau, We have been running as a community for just over 2 years now, and we are in the process of reviewing the different elements of the community. The aim is that we can use this feedback to make changes to our community space to make it more beneficial to you all. One of the elements that we are reviewing is the newsletter: We invite you to take 5 mins to let us know if/ how the newsletter works for you and ant suggestions you may have.  Thank you in advacne for your input Ngā…

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In uChoose you may come across some big hairy audacious goals like   'I want to move into work that is a better fit than my current role'? I want to explore ways I can live a more fulfilling life - to get some balance back? 
Initially these threw me. I felt unsure of how to support these goals! Until I realised that what it really comes down to is personal values. I could offer support in exploring personal values, which are our priorities and preferences in…
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Learning Talk tool box

A great one page summary of learning talk prompts to keep at your side while mentoring.

It includes prompts for:2347969?profile=original

  • paraphrasing
  • probing
  • clarifying
  • testing for different perspectives
  • inviting responses
  • putting ideas on the table
  • explaining reasoning
  • committing to taking action -…
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