Bright ideas by Susan Grimsdell

The wrong choice A generation ago NZ kids were 4th out of 41 countries for reading ability, and 3rd for maths.  We were better than world class, we were world leaders.  Teaching strategies used then were ones that worked.  Now our kids are failing miserably.  We are 5th from the bottom of those 41 countries.  The reason kids’ performance has plummeted is that experts decided to radically change the way the 3 Rs are taught.   It seems strange to me that anyone would want to mess with something that was clearly so… Read More