In March 2020, just before the end times, the pop-up Globe right here in Tāmaki Makaurau, played a farewell season, and one of the plays was called Emilia. Who was Emilia? She was a published poet, a mother, a teacher and a feminist, from 1569 to 1645! Emilia was five years younger than a dude y’all might know, Willy Shakespeare. She did live longer than him tho, by about 30 years. If you *do* know Shakespeare, you might know that there was a ‘dark lady’ in his Sonnets, an unacknowledged inspiration for his plays, and Lloyd Malcolm, the playwright of Emilia, says it might just be Emilia. This is the closing monologue with some wee Viv changes.
Kia ora! You might have come here because you follow me on social media, or you have participated in one of my Rainbow Empowerment self-defence classes! Whatever the reason, nau mai haere mai, welcome! I have gathered resources as I have found them in one place here. If you know of any others, particularly Aotearoa-centric … Continue reading Rainbow Resources
Kia ora! It's te wā tuku reo Māori for Mahuru Māori (Māori language moment during Māori Language month) so I thought I would animate my Pepeha using MIT's Scratch! You can't embed it on WordPress properly (well I can't figure out how to do it on this silly app, so I might go and edit … Continue reading Animated Pepeha
Tēnā koutou katoa - Greetings AllKei te noho ahau kei roto i te taumarumaru o Te Pane o Mataoho - I sit in the shadow of Māngere MountainI tipu mai ahau i ngā tahataha o te moana o Manukanuka o Hoturoa - I grow better on the shores of Manukau HarbourNō Mārehia ahau - I … Continue reading Ko Vivian tōku ingoa
I have been working in the education sector for a couple of years now. Returning to it, after about a decade away in the charity sector. Earlier this year, Dr Ann Milne put her course, Identifying our White Spaces, online for a discount, and the amazing organisation I work with (The Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust) … Continue reading Colouring in the white spaces
Just this week our government suggested strongly that we all install an app to help trace our whereabouts. We are living in the weirdest of timelines where a single sick person could spread the virus to several people in their vicinity and not even know for a couple of weeks. Right at the beginning, when … Continue reading Digital Divide & COVID-19
Some of you will know that I am currently a facilitator working for the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust. We are accredited Professional Development Providers through Aotearoa, New Zealand's Ministry of Education. Recently, we were funded by Microsoft New Zealand to run a series of courses in Minecraft: Education Edition. It happened to coincide with the beginning of … Continue reading Teaching Minecraft: Education Edition
The right to self-ID (changes to the Birth, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Relationship Bill) should have been just a small administrative change, why is it such a big deal? Read More...
The Roastbusters boys have resurfaced, and people are understandably upset. How could a national news agency be so shortsighted?! Read More...
I got to go to Te Hui Nui o Te Tai Tonga and it was amazing! Read below for my ramblings and ruminations on a great unconference.