+ Reply to Thread
Results 151 to 160 of 190
02-05-2016 22:35 #151
02-05-2016 22:35 #152
What tricks has the government got up its sleeve for the budget?
Their students perform exceptionally well at main****** schools after they leave. But yeah they kind of have a weird almost cult vibe about them. Probably because they are all the same family who run it.
John Marsden set up the English curriculum for the school and he is an exceptionally bright teacher.
We moved before we had to decide. The fees were enormous which was off putting.
03-05-2016 02:34 #153
The funding strategy for education as well as the reforms re literacy and numeracy is an unmitigated disaster. And a very frightening one. Because ten years from now we will witness the fruits of this very misguided policy and it won't be pretty.
5 year olds subjected to literacy and numeracy testing (totally and utterly irrelevant as well as dangerous at that age) which is linked to funding and performance based pay for teaching staff. (Nooooo!!!) What happens when the child fails? No funding? An embarrassing rehash of the public reporting system that was and is the awful and grossly inaccurate MySchools project?
Politicians who have never stepped foot in a classroom mandating more testing (on top of the ridiculous NAPLAN regime) as the answer to our education woes.
NO funding for teacher training. NO focus on university quals that so desperately need a clean up and dragged into line with real life K-12 teaching requirements. NOTHING at all for the desperately needed disability awareness training to pull teachers into the 21st century so as to prevent kids from being put in 'time out rooms' or turfed into cages. And yet they point to a lack of formal testing as being the source as to why our kids aren't reading and writing as well as they did thirty years ago!!!
Are they oblivious to the massive chasm that the American test everything approach has created in their system? That NAPLAN, in fact, isn't working and is one giant and expensive joke? Do they not see the chaos a similar approach has caused in the UK and how they are now fighting it because it's just not working and, in fact, is causing further deficits?
This isn't teaching. It's factory farming.
03-05-2016 03:07 #154
Longer school hours are ridiculous. Finnish schools have short hours, long holidays, kids dont start school until they are - 6 or 7? Educatiom is not babysitting and childminding. The needs of the kids, not the convenience of the parents, needs to come first. Teachers work 9-10 hour days as it is.
03-05-2016 04:29 #155
Teaching is not a job where you rock up just before school starts and leave when the kids do. It is not possible to do everything a teacher needs to do and do that. If teachers are doing that then they're either taking work home or they're not doing their job properly.
03-05-2016 04:36 #156
03-05-2016 06:18 #157
03-05-2016 06:21 #158
Teachers don't get 16 weeks off
03-05-2016 06:27 #159
There are lots of reasons kids don't perform 'well'. I could list heaps. Yes sometimes it's about mediocre teaching. More often than not it isn't. On paper we don't perform fantastic (although we have steadily improved). Yet we are seen as the best school in our community. Parents play a HUGE role. As does SES, cultural aspects.
Under this awful initiative teachers of low SES schools would be punished for aspects that are out of their hands.
The Following User Says Thank You to delirium For This Useful Post:
Mrs Tickle (03-05-2016)
03-05-2016 06:29 #160
By MrsSG in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 6Last Post: 08-11-2015, 10:12
By RubyGirl in forum IVFReplies: 2Last Post: 10-06-2015, 06:44
By heartstringz in forum General ChatReplies: 14Last Post: 07-05-2015, 21:34
The Health Hub & Glowing ExpectationsGlowing Expectations is conveniently located at The Health Hub in Darlinghurst. We offer pre & post natal personal ...
LATESTWhy it is OK for your child to be differentWhat is a blessing way? How is it different to a baby shower?7 ways to break the ‘mumnotony’ at home
POPULARWhen can I start giving chores to my children?New baby nursery checklist – a guide to newborn essentialsWhat to pack for labour and hospital – a checklist
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Would you breastfeed in public?Viewer Polls
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
WWYD? Sister issues...Issues with Family Members
Bulk-Billing may end for after-hours home doctor services - petition!Can you help with these campaigns?
IVF babies due Sep/Oct/Nov 2017pregnancy and babies through IVF
What do you think is the best resource for new Mums?General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
Pokemon go. Chat #2General Chat