Posted by: Rob
on 30, Mar, 2012
There's been considerable discussion in the office and among members about performance pay. I've put together some thoughts around this discussion. What do you think?
It is useful to first determine what is meant by 'performance' or 'merit' pay
Does it mean more pay for those who take on more work? Extra-duty payment.
It can mean pay for doing extra work over and above the teaching job you are employed for. We have such 'extra duty' pay for managing a department (units and MMAs) or being in charge of specific management functions (units, MMAs, SMAs).
Posted by: blogger
on 06, Jul, 2009
By Winged Avenger
If key competencies are the threads that help to stitch the various parts of the New Zealand Curriculum together, what does this mean when we measure students' progress?
The answers to these questions are well understood by secondary teachers. We understand that the KC threads need to be woven together with subject knowledge and skills, to create relevant and authentic learning experiences.
on 23, Mar, 2009
PPTA is very interested in what will come out of the work on developing national standards on literacy and numeracy. We will be part of the reference group for this work, and we'll be making sure that it links well with current work on literacy and numeracy for NCEA. It's good to see that the government is not proposing national testing, because there is ample evidence from failed overseas experiments that this is a disaster for kids' learning. However, even this business of writing standards has some huge risks.