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Primary School Diaries
by Kelvin Smythe
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Monthly Archives: April 2015
Dear John oh it is my fate to write Dear John I must let you know tonight That patience with your research has died like grass upon the lawn I tried to let it go but my conscience was stirred … Continue reading
Tomorrow at 10am (Friday 1 April – no this isn’t an April Fool), with my nine-year-old granddaughter, I will be standing on the corner of Portage Road and Kinross Street, opposite Titirangi Golf Course, to honour my aunty Sister Rene … Continue reading
This posting is the second in the series about the Hattie’s research being wrong. But how to get at that research? Hattie’s claims for it are so gigantic and, I believe, so wrong as to represent a wrongness so overwhelming … Continue reading
The egregious errors that beset John Hattie’s research are so pervasive as to prove difficult to encompass and thus lay bare – but various insights local and international are at last coming together to achieve just that. This posting argues … Continue reading
With internal NCEA, virtually any child who manages to turn up with some regularity and display a modicum of interest will get through. The education system and secondary schools are gaining recognition on the degree of gall they are willing … Continue reading
My main ministry source tells me there seems to be movement suggesting a backdown on Redcliffs School. A few weeks ago, pre-Northland, I saw Parata in the House and there she was doing her well-practised closure dance. No decision, no … Continue reading