Tagged: ministry

Please Restrain Me

Seriously. The latest in Ministry bull-hockey is in full swing. Many teachers were somewhat perplexed at the latest heightening of the issue of restraint in schools, when the Ministry introduced a layer of bureaucracy...

Primary schools to measure student progress

In response to https://beehive.govt.nz/release/primary-schools-measure-student-progress – August 26, 2017. Measure. Measure. Measure. Weigh. Weigh. Weigh. Data. Data. Data. “The Government has made a decision to shift towards a system that measures student progress, alongside National...

Inherit Racism in NZ Education

Time and time again, we are told about the ‘long tail of underachievement’ and the hideously stereotyped over representation of Māori students within it. And because there is a ‘problem’, it seems that everyone...

How Teachers See Children

I was thinking today about the different professional views on how we should be seeing children, and how completely different that is from any kind of reality that actually faces us in the classroom....