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Holy Family Skennars Head is a school that strives to be truly Catholic in our identity and life; a centre of the new evangelisation and a place where the dignity and potential of every student is recognised and enabled to achieve the fullness of life. Holy Family Skennars Head is a place where...
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NZHA, in association with History at the School of Humanities, University of Auckland, is pleased to announce its biennial conference: 29 November – 1 December 2017, to be preceded on 28 November by a Graduate Day, an evening talk for conference attendees at Auckland Museum, and other pre-confere...
The NZIP is unique as a professional body in that it brings together physicists from across the entire spectrum from schools to universities to the myriad industries and businesses that use physics or the skills physics graduates bring to those ventures.
The Canterbury Mathematical Association has the pleasure of hosting the biennial NZAMT conference in Christchurch from Tuesday 3rd October to Friday 6th October 2017. We invite you to join us and enrich the conference experience to help make it the best NZAMT event yet.
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There is only one way to improve literacy: spend more time on teaching it. That's why greater focus on literacy, especially whole-school focus, invariably leads to measurable short-term improvements. But unless the attention is sustained, they tend to peter out again. The teaching method used makes little difference. Because English spelling is highly unphonic (as i've explained in detail on several of my blogs), with many different spellings for identical sounds (blue shoe flew through too...) and 69 spellings which have more than one pronunciation (an, any, apron; on, only, once), success in both reading and writing depends mainly on getting lots of practice and help, when stuck. But for anyone with the wrong sort of brain - one that expects things to be logical and make sense - even more time and help can still leave progress excruciatingly slow. Learning to read and write English is easy only if u happen to have a good visual memory and can accept things without questioning. Otherwise, the thousands of spellings like 'speak, speech, seize, siege, see, me, ski' and 'sound, soup, southern' are very difficult to cope with, regardless of how good the teaching is.
Thank you so much for the article on the French biscuits in the classroom. What a great idea! So simple yet the students learn a lot from this. I introduce the students to cooking their own crêpes and they also learn about its origins. They love it ! Thanks for sharing your classroom ideas.
What a fabulous and timely article. There is huge research potential in this topic - if only someone would take this on to quantitatively and qualitatively prove that NAPLAN is doing more harm than good (and that it's results are a warped and narrow reflection of student abilities) so that better educational policy and practice could be developed, based on the huge body of current empirical research that shows us what is best for children. Then maybe we could move towards an educational system that embraces evidence-based, best practice teaching and learning which in turn would lead to best outcomes for ALL students (and therefore, by default, educators and communities!). Imagine that: A country that bases its educational policy on current thinking about how children learn best instead of on archaic ideology that doesn't. If only those in decision making positions in education reform in Australia were forward thinking and brave enough...