Archive for the ‘How we express ourselves’ Category

The End of an Era

August 9, 2012 5 comments

After nearly 220,000 hits, readers in every country on the planet, mentions in global media, nominations for awards and recognition from  teachers and students worldwide… 6SS@NIST is shutting down. The reasons behind this are to do with every class in the school having blogs that look the same and every class in the school having blogs with similar URL addresses. The 6SS blog can now be found here:

This blog has had an amazing effect on my teaching over the past three years and it has led to some amazing experiences for my students and I:

Blogging has helped my students and I by:

  • Giving us a place to react to and think about things at any time, and from anywhere
  • Allowing us to express ourselves without being interrupted or told we’re wrong
  • Allowing us to develop our thinking in a way that was not really possible before
  • Giving us a place to share our interests, our creativity and our ideas
  • Giving us an audience of real people who would read and respond to our writing
  • Connecting us with other people
  • Giving us a way to make homework more fun and more connection to what we do in class
  • Giving us the possibility to do “online learning” when it was not possible to come to school
  • Helping us to stay in touch during holidays

What effect did 6SS@NIST have on you?

6SS Specks of Gold!

June 8, 2012 1 comment


Let me know if you want a full size copy of your photograph.

Homework – Check your email

June 5, 2012 22 comments

  1. Open your school email
  2. Can you crack the code?
  3. Do the job

When you’ve finished, type the following as a comment on this posting.

Cracked the code. Done the job. Deleted the email.



June 3, 2012 3 comments


How am I keeping my exhibition alive?

as Mari said we tought Ms.Kelli’s class the song.

That’s not all.. We went to Khun. Bo and he said the cats have been sent to a big temple (I don’t know which because it’s hard to remember). The monks are taking care of the cats. They only sent the cats that need help, they left the cats that don’t need help (are healthy). Of course, Mari and I are really happy. I think it’s better than taking them to a vet.

So.. I am keeping my exhibition alive. YAY!!

Now for something else…

Mari, Mara, Emma , Chiani and I.. Made it to threw the auditions. YAY!!
We will be dancing at the completion ceremony. So will Stefan and Zola be dancing at the completion ceremony. I know some people in 6SS that should have gone to the auditions.

Anyways..See you guys on Tuesday.

May 31, 2012 17 comments

Spend some time looking at the homework you have done so far. Read the things you have been writing. Think carefully about the things you have been talking about recently. Think back to the videos we watched.

What are you interested in learning more about? What is most relevant to you at the moment or in the next year or so?

This will be your research for next week and you will become an expert on it. Select an inquiry carefully and write a comment to tell us what you will be working on.

Homework: Tweet About NIST

May 31, 2012 1 comment

There is a special book being created to celebrate NIST’s 20th anniversary. Each of you has to write something short and sweet about your school.

Log on to our Twitter account and write a Tweet that says how you feel about NIST. Remember it will be published so focus on positives and try to say something that is really you and your thoughts. We don’t just want a load of identical quotes.


Homework: Your Choice

May 30, 2012 2 comments

“The changes and challenges we face as we grow help us to

understand who we are”

This is our central idea.

I would like you to come up with your own idea about how to show what you think about this. You can share your thoughts however you like, but we must be able to see what you have done – you can’t just talk about it. If you want to talk about it, film yourself talking!


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