We were one of the trial schools for NAPLAN online this year. NAPLAN is the national literacy and numeracy test in Australian schools. Here is my motivational email to our Year 7 and 9 students and parents on the day prior to the test. Subject: Exciting Testing Times Tomorrow. On Mon, 14 May 2018, 5:58… Continue reading NAPLAN Online: Making History
Tom Bennett, twitter royalty or godfather of the Twitterati occasionally catches some “tit-bit” from the antipodes to tweet about. This week he provocatively responded to a comment from Jane Caro, a celebrity public schools advocate who was on a talk show decrying the stress that standardized tests put on students. I love Jane’s passion for… Continue reading The Goldilocks principle of student stress.