Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Strategies for Home and School. 

Getting Ready for 2013

 Link to PDF information

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Two new readings available from Ministry of Education library.....enjoy :o)

Hei oranga Māori i te ao hurihuri nei: living as Māori in the world today: an outcome of kura kaupapa Māori, by Kimai Tocker.
Article in Mai Journal: a New Zealand Journal of Indigenous Scholarship, 1 (1), 2012, p. 15-28.
Interviews adults who were pupils at some of the first kura kaupapa Māori established in Auckland during the 1980s. Examines how the ideas about 'living as Māori' that underpin kura objectives have impacted on their lives. Looks at cultural mechanisms the former students apply as they seek to live as Māori in a predominantly Pākehā world.

Reading comprehension interventions for middle school students with learning disabilities: a synthesis of 30 years of research, by Michael Solis et al.
Article in the Journal of Learning Disabilities, 45 (4), 2012, p. 327-340.
Synthesises 14 studies (1979-2009) of reading comprehension interventions for middle school students with learning disabilities. Findings support the use of summarisation or main idea strategy instruction as a means to improve understanding of the text.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

CoP meeting - Fiona

Our next meeting is not until the 6th November after the staff meeting - most likely around 11am at the Waimea office - grab a coffee on the way!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Staff Meeting today - thanks all for the support and the positive and great input. tremendous team and was really good to see you all again together.
Go well and we will let you know any news ASAP.
kia kaha and prioritise at this busy time of the year. Lyn

Monday, October 15, 2012

Reading Resource

This is the link to the PDF information sent out today 


Creative Writing Free Online Resource

Kia ora koutou katoa

This is an awesome online tool for reluctant readers and writers.

Would work really well as a collaborative task with teina/tuakana or teacher and whole class activity...It really is very good.

I signed up and wrote my first story all in the space of  10 mins...Have a go! :-)


Sunday, August 26, 2012

Making a Difference the Fun Way

This was posted on one of the specialist teaching website forums. 

Thought I would share as it made me smile :)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Another Interesting Blogsite

 I got information about this Blogsite today and it does contain some interesting information.


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Interesting Professional Readings Available from Ministry of Education Library Service

Hi all,

I received these today and they are well worth a read...HOT OFF THE PRESS! 

Motivating boys to read: inquiry, modeling, and choice matter, by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey.
Article in the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55 (7), 2012, p. 587-596.
Examines what curricular and instructional practices in English lessons motivate secondary school boys to read. Looks at the effect of inquiry, modelling, and choice on reading habits and achievement.

Response to intervention for reading difficulties in the primary grades: some answers and lingering questions, by Carolyn A. Denton.
Article in the Journal of Learning Disabilities, 45 (3), 2012, p. 232-243.
Describes the research base related to response to intervention frameworks in primary school reading. Reviews research on the implementation of multi-tiered reading interventions, and the determination of intervention responsiveness. Identifies areas in need of research.

Kowhaiwhai Toku Rua Cards

Thank you Karena for a wonderful presentation to the Nelson Bays RTLB cluster.

Here is the link to the website and contact information.


Karena Shannon 03 544 9464 info@ktrcards.co.nz

Friday, August 3, 2012

 "Raising Successful Kids"

Please click on link for more info


Hi Hazel.  Thanks for a great COPS meeting today....productive, informative and supportive, Way to go!

The Circle of Courage
Training and Development Trust NZ

Hi all...PD for you to check out...Manager Approved!

Still working on how to present PDF better.... baby steps at the moment.  Please click on the link.


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

“Protecting a Childs Online Identity” Presented by John Parsons

Managing a child’s identity from the beginning…starts at the beginning
80% of Toddlers Use The Internet Regularly, Study Says
(Always Connected: The new digital media habits of young children by Aviva Lucas Gutnick et al. | March 2011)

“Understanding the risks before children use this technology will help you to help them learn to reduce risk for themselves and help older children who have already adopted this technology”
John Parsons is a presenter and consultant to school principals, businesses and the private sector, providing specialist advice and direction on the safe use of Digital Communication Technology.
He delivers cutting edge workshops to those who work with young people in areas of health, education and safety. In his work he regularly presents alongside Police and health professionals to various community and professional organisations.

When: 28th August, 7 pm – 9 30 pm.

Where: Sports House, 142 Saxton Road East
Sports Tasman Saxton Stadium
Cost: $2.00

Registration essential: Contact:
Jenny Dravitzki Jenny.d@sporttasman.org.nz; (03) 5463306

A workshop for

Early Childhood and Primary School Teachers

Parents of preschool and primary school aged children

Friday, July 27, 2012

How to Blog

Allanah has written this resource about how to start a blog of your own.


Nelson Central Satellite Meeting

We are learning about how to deploy our iPads.

And how to blog.


Notification of good resources from Lyn AWS Publications

Book / PDF / Data Projector Combo Deal for the Daily Number and Help Me at Home Series - SAVE 60%
Book & PDF Combo Deal for al  Photocopy Master Resources - SAVE 40%.
Check out the link below to take you to the SPECIALS PAGE on the website.
Don't delay .... do it today.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

A Good Reading Available from the Ministry of Education Library

Developing a classroom management plan using a tiered approach, by Kristin L. Sayeski and Monica R. Brown.
Article in Teaching Exceptional Children, 44 (1), 2011, p. 8-17.
Presents a framework for developing comprehensive classroom behaviour management plans using a response-to-intervention model.

Sarah Wilkin

Cluster Manager happy dance

Thanks to Allanah , Leanne and Sarah we are now flying with blog. Great work and trust you will all have fun learning new things using this site. Looking forward to your stories. LynE

COPS Meeting next week

Kia Ora Hazel, Matthew, Helen and Emma.

Really looking forward to our first COPS meeting next Friday week 3 at Motueka South School.

Welcome to Nelson Bays RTLB Cluster Blog

This is the place where we can post research articles, professional development, professional support ideas and whatever you think will be useful to our team.