Mālō e lelei, Ni Sa Bula, Talofa, Kia ora and welcome. My name is Latai Fa'apoi and this is a blog in which I will share insights experienced through the course of my professional learning journey. I am a Teacher of year 7/8 learners at Stonefields School in Auckland alongside my mentor teacher, Ollie Baker. I am also a member of the 2016 Manaiakalani Digital Teachers Academy (MDTA) cohort.
Friday, 17 February 2017
The value of no mentor teacher
This week I have been reflecting on human nature and more specifically about the fact that I tend to stand down from doing something or engaging in something if there is someone more competent than myself around to do it. Over the past three weeks, I have found there has been a plethora of opportunities to step up, without my 'mentor teacher' in the Hub alongside me. It is interesting to reflect on the extent of which this subconscious notion dictated my actions within the hub last year. It's almost like I have taken off my training wheels. My mentor teacher is an amazing resource to go to when I get stuck, but some really healthy pressure to just do things is produced when they aren't around to save your behind!