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The National Standards Fallacy

Since the coalition bringing Labour, NZ First and Greens into power, teachers have been rejoicing. Especially primary teachers. Why? Well, early on in the election campaign, Labour outlined it’s distaste for National Standards and...

Modern Learning Environments become Innovative

What’s in a name? Community of Schools = Community of Learning Charter Schools = Partnership Schools Modern Learning Environment = Innovative Learning Environment Given that the Ministry of Education has launched it’s latest site...

Teacher Workload: After the Standards

There was a small sigh of relief when the Rt Hon. Chris Hipkins announced that National Standards were no longer a government requirement for primary schools to use. Okay; it was more of a...

PTC Portfolio – Example Template

So part of my job is providing PD for our staff on a variety of things, usually anything to do with ICT. I have been asked to run a workshop on online PTC portfolios,...

Individual Testing is Killing Teaching

When I was at school, I can’t remember ever doing a one on one test with my teacher. I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m saying I don’t remember it. I do remember being...

Letter Keepsafe

Need somewhere to keep all your classroom display letters? Sick of re-making letters all the time. Keep them safe in this Top Teacher Tip. Related posts: Disclaimer Dyslexia & Learning Stuck Staples Using Google...

Sticky Labels

Always needing labels or needing to stick paper print outs to things? Use this Top Teacher Tip to make your life easier! #FlipTheTape #TooEasy Related posts: Repeatable Centres Disclaimer Microsoft OneNote – Teacher Planning...

Repeatable Centres

Need to label a bunch of cubby holes in your class, but don’t want to measure each time to find the centre? Use this Top Teacher Tip to make the whole process easier! Related...