Monthly Archive: September 2011

40 Alternative Assessments for Learning | TeachHUB 0

40 Alternative Assessments for Learning | TeachHUB

    40 Alternative Assessments for Learning | TeachHUB. Many teachers shy away from alternative assessments because they take extra time and effort to create and to grade. On the other hand, once the...

Schools haven’t done homework (The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sep 2011, Page12) 0

Schools haven’t done homework (The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sep 2011, Page12)

Good editorial, but I love the way the Herald claims some sort of credit for the revelation! Schools haven’t done homeworkThe Sydney Morning Herald23 Sep 2011SCHOOLS are evolving, and so is homework along with...

Segregated schools not the way to get your child an A (The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sep 2011, Page3) 0

Segregated schools not the way to get your child an A (The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 Sep 2011, Page3)

Having worked in just about every variety of gendering imaginable, I’m a strong defender of co-education, not least because I think girls now hold their own, so one of the original justifications behind ‘gendering’...

Homework in primary schools an exercise in futility, say academics (The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Sep 2011, Page7) 0

Homework in primary schools an exercise in futility, say academics (The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Sep 2011, Page7)

Bring it on! NO doubt about this one – the whole business is indefensible even in Year 7 unless it is all based on self-motivation. We need to teach resilience based on the love...

Talented students given chance of a better life (The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Sep 2011, Page5) 0

Talented students given chance of a better life (The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 Sep 2011, Page5)

This is a rather wonderful story. Why do we not hear about this aspect of the migrant experience and have to put up with the relentless xenophobia of the Murdoch papers and sewer radio?...

Vocational study no substitute for HSC (The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Sep 2011, Page7) 0

Vocational study no substitute for HSC (The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Sep 2011, Page7)

Somewhere in my emails is the link to the original article and research: watch this space.I guess this is some compensation for the problems caused by increasing the leaving age. Vocational study no substitute...

Creative ways to take the boredom out of learning (The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Sep 2011, Page1) 0

Creative ways to take the boredom out of learning (The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Sep 2011, Page1)

Creative ways to take the boredom out of learningThe Sydney Morning Herald21 Sep 2011HOMEWORK for Finale and Jesse Gibb looks a lot like life and a lot less like the photocopied worksheets many children...

Fed-up families drop homework down the pecking order (The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Sep 2011, Page1) 0

Fed-up families drop homework down the pecking order (The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 Sep 2011, Page1)

A hardy perennial, this debate is worth revisiting and I am tickled that this time it seems to have some grounding in theory and data. Fascinating that, anecdotally and in my experience, primary schools...