Friday, May 17, 2013

As I wait for another meeting with the MOE it gives me a chance to think. I recently have spoken to a number of parents and the question they always ask me is what is going on in my child's class. Well were do you wish to start. There's reading, now that normally takes shape in groups and the groups are ability grouped. The groups have a reading book that that they work on,a number of tasks are worked on that relate to the book.These task are normally comprehension related or give the students to take a different path with their thinking. Writing is involved as it is a huge part of the literacy process.Every so often the students will be tested to ascertain where their reading needs work.Its not about constantly climbing up the levels.The measuring is to assist the teacher it has however it seems to have become a competition for families and their kids and versus other families. Why?

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Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand
I have been Principal of Ashley School since 2002 and I am still learning my job.I am married with 3 children. I have a love of educating children to the best of their potential. I enjoy Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais, cycling and all other sports.