Welcome to my Professional Learning blog.
My name is Matt Nicoll and I am a high school teacher in New Zealand, interested in improving the classroom experience for my students. I am open to trialing new approaches and hope to use this blog to reflect on my ideas and practices.

Thursday, 28 March 2019


Tonight's #RollEdNZ chat started off very slowly, and we ended up changing topic on the fly. Then the conversation really got going. It makes me think about the importance of adapting to our learners' interests with our lessons and units. Very apt for our "Plan B" topic for tonight.

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Our First #RollEdNZ Chat

On Thursday, we had our first "PD in Your PJs" for Rolleston College staff. We had a Twitter chat to share ideas about how we run things in our own Ako class, and within our own Whānau.

We only had eight of us take part, but it was still a high-paced chat with some great ideas shared. I am encouraged to moderate something like this again in the near future, so am just considering what our next topic might be...

Here is the chat, courtesy of Wakelet.