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Carrots and sticks may work for Donkeys, but...

Recently, the Federal Government announced a big carrot for teachers in the form of performance pay.  The top ten percent of teachers are going to receive a big bonus.  

 

The first point I wish to make is about the whole carrot and stick analogy itself.  The idea stems from the donkey who has the carrot held just in front of him, but as he moves, so does the carrot, as the person…

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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on May 4, 2011 at 12:31am — No Comments

Myschool website

In Australia recently, the Government has introduced a Website enabling like schools to be compared.

 

The first question to ask, of course, is why only LIKE schools are being compared.

And I can think of only two possible answers:

 

“Well, it wouldn’t be fair otherwise. “

 

Or

 

“Of course we know that schools in a better socio-economic demographic will perform better.”

 

Remembering that it’s politicians driving…

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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on December 20, 2010 at 5:41pm — No Comments

That’s the thing about rankings – someone has to come last.

“Teens struggling at English and maths

December 7, 2010

AAP

The English and mathematics abilities of Australian teenagers have plummeted during the past decade, a new international education report has shown.

The triennial OECD Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) tests measure how well 15-year-olds from around the world use their knowledge and skills in reading, mathematics and science to…

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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on December 10, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

The manager and leader differ in the way they use technology. The manager is primarily concerned with using technology to improve the current outcomes. The leader, on the other hand, is interested in…

The manager and leader differ in the way they use technology. The manager is primarily concerned with using technology to improve the current outcomes. The leader, on the other hand, is interested in proceeding to new destinations and in examining the role technology may play in reaching the destination.”

“Ideas for the new Millennium” by Peter…
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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on December 6, 2010 at 11:59pm — No Comments

The Peasants Couldn't Read

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Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on December 6, 2010 at 10:27pm — No Comments

Teaching it's just like riding a bike!

Old Chinese proverb: “Nothing can be taught; everything can be learned”



How I taught my son to ride a bicycle.



Now, riding a bike is quite a complex process. I don’t remember learning myself, because it was such a long time ago. But I had a pretty good idea that it was… Continue

Added by Rossleigh Brisbane on March 8, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

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