Ko Rimutaka te maunga. Ko Te Awa Kairangi te awa. Ko Ngati Pākehā te iwi.
Ko Peter raua ko Dianne oku matua. Ko Ingham tōku whanau.
He kaiako ahau ki Arakura Kura ki Ruma Tahi.
Ko Al tēnei.
Hi all! I'm Al. I'm a husband, a teacher, an educator, and a maker.
I create, build, make, and design.
I also Teach
In 2009 I began my teaching career at a low-decile primary school in my home town of Lower Hutt.
It was a baptism of fire in some regards, and others a true blessing.
I am passionate about teaching holistically and believe that some of the best lessons in life aren't gained from reading, writing, or maths, but from experiences, forming friendships, and building resilience in all things.
I teach Year 5 and 6 (9, 10 and 11 year olds), and enjoy integrating technology throughout my classroom. I am also on the Board of Trustees as the Staff Representative, as well as the lead teacher for our PB4L team (Positive Behaviour for Learning).
In 2016 I separated my personal twitter from my educational twitter, and built a new website to contain all my articles, ramblings, and ideas around teaching and education.
I've been creating for a while now.
It all began with a pencil and paper, and one line at a time.