Tag: resilience

Dealing with disapointment

It is Friday evening and I am feeling down and disappointed. You see, I applied to be part of the Google Teacher Academy that is coming to Sydney in April. And I, along with many other amazing educators was not successful. Now please don’t get me wrong, this post will not be a rant about […] 

Testing in the Primary classroom – NAPLAN

It’s National Assesment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) week here in Australia. For those of you overseas what this has meant for my class is the following: On Tuesday they had a 40 minute language test of grammar and spelling, followed by a 50 minute narrative writing test. On Wednesday they took a 50 minute reading comprehension test. And today, […] 

Relationships, Resilience, Respect, Responsibility

These four words have been chosen by my co-teacher Pru to reflect Year 5 2010, we are using them extensively in our PDH program and they define our approach to much of what we are trying to achieve. As I lay in bed last night trying to sleep on my lumpy camp mattress and pillow […] 

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