Wednesday, 3 December 2014

End of Year Pre-Reflections

Am pretty impressed with myself that I'm back on here.

I stopped writing a little while ago mainly because I couldn't for the life of me figure out how to repay all of you for getting me to ULearn. I still haven't figured that out. I'm still so appreciative and I loved that you all believed in me to get me there. Such an amazing opportunity.

In the meantime I've been trying to keep up with admin and students' reassessments and junior classes and everything else that keeps being piled on.

I'm slowly seeing the light.

And the end of the year.

I have had such an awesome year. Seriously.

Doing this end of the year review and analysing the data for our senior students has been really interesting because I finally get how to track and analyse data. I've looked at the Kamar data and entered it into the sheets and have thought about the data.

And while this data is all well and good - all I keep thinking about is the presentation I did at CLESOL from earlier this year on 'Maori as Achievers' and why data shouldn't be the be all and end all of seeing whether the students have achieved. Because they have all achieved in some way - big or small.

So - until the end of the week - I have this report to write and also Tabloids tomorrow and then one more day of teaching. Hopefully I have taught my students enough this year that they will be ready for next year.


  1. Good to see you back! Now I need to motivate myself to post again. First day off today - head still in the game..Going to take me a week or so to decompress...Of COURSE you have taught them enough! Enough and MORE! Stop doubting yourself girl!
    Breathe and enjoy the end of the crazy year!