05 – Hop
Had a quick conversation with a friend who is looking at research carried out by NZCER where they look at the affects of ‘school hopping’ and student achievement. They are looking at the number of schools a child attends and measuring that against achievement data to see if there are any correlations.
Having taught for a few years now, I have had plenty of students come and go through my classroom doors; none more so than last year, where I had 10 students throughout the year come or go; with a handful coming AND going in the same year. I can’t help but think that this transient nature must impact on the students, if at the very least they are unsettled and distracted.
It also rained today, so we had a few puddles to jump over / in…