A change in a child’s grades, aggressive behaviour, mood swings, frequent tears or being left out of peer groups at school can be some of the visible signs a child is experiencing bullying. But it can be difficult to recognise. As educators, it is important to trust your instincts. If you have a feeling that a child may be a victim of bullying, it is important that you act. . . . more
e-asTTle is an online assessment tool, developed to assess students’ achievement and progress in reading, mathematics, writing, and in pānui, pāngarau and tuhituhi. T . . . more
The Wellbeing@School website provides schools with self-review tools to build a safe and caring climate that deters bullying.
This project involves the development of the Wellbeing@School website and is a contract for the Ministry of Education. This website will support schools to engage in a whole school self-review process, as they work on further building a caring and safe school c . . . more
This is an excerpt from a paper written by Anna Lee. Some schools-based suggestions to support transient children made by previous studies included:
1. The implementation of social processes in the playground to facilitate inclusion of transient children. 2. Welcoming systems.3. The establishment of a "buddy system" to assist the child to establish friendships easily and to dissipate bullying.4. . . . more
If you were trying to teach kids about floatation, how would you go about it? How would you know that the concepts you are trying to impart on the kids are being transfered? If they can recite the principles of floatation, do they really understand them? Could they apply them? In other words, what is meaningful assessment?
I have two students I am thinking about. One is a very bright, academicall . . . more
Starting school for the first time or beginning a new school is a big step in your child?s life and for your family. This checklist covers some of the important things to remember to help the first days run smoothly.
In your child?s school bag
Sunhat and sunblock (or you can apply sunblock at home before they leave)
A sweatshirt in case it ge . . . more
Steps to Literacy Steps to Literacy is a new remedial literacy course designed for pupils of 8 years and upwards with a reading/spelling age of between 7 and 10 years. It can be used outside those parameters, but pupils with lower reading/spelling ages than 7 will need considerable extra support and consolidation. A ?starter? course is being prepared for this group and will be . . . more
What is FPS?
Future Problem Solving is a year long programme where students, working in teams, learn and apply a six-step problem solving process which provides them with the tools to tackle problems which they will meet throughout their life. Throughout the year, students apply the process to consider the challenges and issues contained within complex social and scientific problems to be faced i . . . more
Education Marketing Starts in the Elevator The new school year has started. Many school managers are scratching their heads and wondering. Where have the forecasted extra students gone? Why do we have more students than budgeted for? Chances are both questions are symptomatic of one thing; the perception of the school in the community. Schools are either effective or ine . . . more
From the English-orthography-in-a-nutshell description above, it is clear that not only is good spelling essential for recognizing words, good spelling is critical for decoding meaning from the plethora of English words that don't adhere to strict phonetic rules. Students who work at increasing their familiarity with spelling patterns are well on their way to developing automatic word recognitio . . . more