Monthly Archives: June 2016

Forum! by and for teachers and principals.

Networkonnet is now offering a new place to communicate your ideas: Forum! If you have something to say about current education and want it read by a large number of teachers and principals, send it to: Allan Alach (allanalach@inspire.net.nz) or … Continue reading

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One day someone in the media will read these three links and it will be all over for Parata

The data being used to make judgements on how New Zealand schools are performing is always drawn from national standards and NCEA – but all are considerably inflated. These postings suggest 8-12% for national standards (considered conservative by many) but … Continue reading

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NZEI member says union has lost its teeth and is back to pressuring members

[Written on Facebook ‘Stand up for kids – protect our schools’  – distribute amongst your teaching colleagues.] I love teaching, I love the spark in the eyes of the learners, and I love to challenge myself and the kids to … Continue reading

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Where school education is really going

This is a two-part posting: The first is based on information about the wider and real plans for the education system. The second is a glimpse of what I see as the cluster morass. As a foreword, my sources tell … Continue reading

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Attack! 47 Reuben and WALTs Part 3

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Attack! 46 Reuben and WALTs Part 2

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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Attack! 45 Reuben and WALTs Part 1

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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ERO’s RAP: Take my word for it Iona, the indicators are spurious rubbish

The Raising Achievement Plan (RAP) introduced by the education review office is an education obscenity and demands the two teacher organisations work together to support schools that refuse to implement it. The minister has lost control of the teacher organisations … Continue reading

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ERO ‘School Evaluation Indicators’: a tumbling, fractured, tautologous, pretentious assembly

A fantastical set of  ‘School Evaluation Indicators’ were recently published by the education review office; put together by a group of government-aligned academics; and now forming the basis of ERO’s newly developed Raising Achievement Plan (RAP) being imposed on schools. The … Continue reading

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Attack! 44 The Rock Lady

Welcome to ATTACK!  ATTACK! is a two-page occasional publication giving attention to the curriculum – the holistic curriculum. ATTACK! is for you, also to introduce to your colleagues. Each issue will be restricted to two pages. A cover graphic for a file or … Continue reading

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