National Standards – do they improve teaching and learning?

Thanks to Greg Carroll I came across this video where John Hattie makes a case around issues like accommodation, retention [repeating classes] or dumbing down learning surrounding National Standards. National Standards are due to be introduced in Australia next year. He concludes by making a plea to teachers to be change agents… Read more“National Standards – do they improve teaching and learning?”

Web 2.0 tools and communication expectations?

Thanks to Greg Carroll from New Zealand for the link. I’m talking more and more in the staff room and off the cuff comments about the social medium of web 2.0 at staff meetings these days. There seems some tensions around this in schools! I recently thought about a “communication… Read more“Web 2.0 tools and communication expectations?”