Does a school transition program make any difference to parent concerns about student class placements?

Certainly one of the by products of an effective school transition program we hoped was the easing of parent concerns about the student class placement for the following year. An earlier post on school transition described the program that we have implemented. In February at the start of the new school… Read more“Does a school transition program make any difference to parent concerns about student class placements?”

Using sticky notes on a wall to promote dialogue about a school’s purpose

  I’m not sure this works for adults – hence my go at this for my staff but I can see this as a hit for students as they review their inquiry topic. I will post the wallwisher link for those interested in exploring this. The log on and account creation… Read more“Using sticky notes on a wall to promote dialogue about a school’s purpose”

Teachers do not teach comprehension they test it.

Last week I attended a presentation by Di Snowballwho has recently returned from working in schools in the States for over 16 years. Di has been contracted to work in some regions in Victoria to hlep “struggling” schools, I gather, however during this presentation to a group of principals she made… Read more“Teachers do not teach comprehension they test it.”