Big Data "‘Big Data’ and the use of analytics can provide insights into some of the gnarly challenges associated with improving equity and excellence."(Data-driven organisations, 2016) According to Core Education, the use of Big data and analytics is a contemporary trend that is influencing education in New Zealand and internationally. This can be seen with… Continue reading Contemporary Trends and Issues
The Revision Plan This year for revision for my middle school classes I created a revision multitouch book with text notes, essay writing instructions, and activities. Each activity is labelled with the level of thinking required - gathering, processing or applying. The goal was for students to choose what they would like to work on… Continue reading Personalised Revision
This year I have seen some real improvement in the results that my classes are getting compared to previous years. This has made me, and my students, pretty happy. It is great to feel like I am doing a good job. Some examples include: Year 10 English: 10 Excellences for their film essays compared to… Continue reading Change is a challenge but so worth it.
I have 2 year 10 English classes, one is an extension class but it is not this class that I am writing about today. I have just completed entering the grades for my mainstream year 10 class and have had a pleasant surprise - 10 Excellences for the visual text essay! This is unheard of… Continue reading An Unexpected Outcome
As part of our department TAI I have experimented with getting my year 12 class to write their own Learning Intentions and Success Criteria. My aim was to see if it helped to improve results. They were completing the Close Viewing standard and their work was very much self directed. The following is a diary of how it… Continue reading Using Learning Intentions & Success Criteria