Tagged: national standards

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...

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...

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...

Now What: Recovering from the Standards Era

Original article: Now what? Recovering from the Standards Era When the coalition government was confirmed last week, I joined with many of my teacher colleagues  in a frenzy of jubilation and relief as we...

The end of National Standards

I always pay attention to those that stand up for educators, education, schools, and teachers. The likes of Bryan Bruce, Welby Ings, Nigel Latta , Ken Robinson, Pasi Sahlberg and Kelvin Smythe all comment on education...