Sunday, April 18, 2010

Theme: Disasters Year 5-6

I collected some links on disasters for Stage 3 this week and while on the subject of disaters, I am not sure if you will be conducting NAPLAN tests at your school or not and I am not teaching a class at the moment. If I was, I would be getting my class to do as many past NAPLAN tests and practice tests as possible. Yes, teach to the tests and get back to the real learning once they are over. If you are interested in the sad topic of standardised testing, Gary Stager recommends reading , The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch, a previous education advisor to the Bush Administration and architect of standardised testing. I think it is about time we did some standardised testing of our politicians.