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

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.