Category: Teaching

Assessment Assessment Assessment

In the current education climate, teachers are finding themselves with the responsibility of making OTJ’s (Overall Teacher Judgements) to report to parents about their child’s academic achievements, but the requirement to have evidence for...

Dyslexia in New Zealand Schools

The current support for dyslexic students in New Zealand schools is a joke. An absolute joke. When there is a reportedly 7% of students in New Zealand Schools have Dyslexia, it doesn’t sound like...

Stuck Staples

Here’s the first (of many?) Top Teacher Tip. Heading back into the classroom this week, many teachers will come across this problem in their classroom, especially if they don’t have vertiface on the walls....

Lend me your pencils

As the new year begins, I have begun to prepare for the first day back at school, and the remainder of the term, and year. One thing that has always plagued my classroom has...

The Impact of Daily 5

Introduction I have seen first hand the benefits of Daily 5, as have the initiators of the programme when they first started it. In this article I focus in on one particular student in...