The Teaching Tree


I’m Katrina but my friends call me Tree – hence the teaching tree.

I am an educator, artist, textile designer and writer living with my family in Taranaki, New Zealand. I love colour, use my hands a lot when I talk and like finding tree-filled spaces to get lost in.

Creative solutions for education are my jam. My experiences in tertiary digital technology/pedagogy education (The Mind Lab), corporate learning design processes and corporate workshop design inform my teaching processes and life/thinking in general.

You can find me geeking out about new technology and new approaches to teaching and learning in this blog. When I’m not reading, I’m painting, parenting or writing. In essence I’m working on finding the balance between fun mum, hum-drum and going for a run.

This blog is my outlet for thinking about how we can do things better.