One of the things I did during my cold-fighting weekend, was to complete an Achievement Standard Assessment I'd been working on.
My speciality is Computing, and there's been a huge change this year, in that we now have to assess via Achievement Standards, rather than the older Unit Standards.
I can imagine non-teachers out there thinking "Big Deal" or "So what?"
It means I've got to create a whole bunch of assessments and resources, and keep them aligned with the standard criteria,
This is New Zealand. I'm expected to do it myself. In Scotland or England. the Qualification Authority create all the assessment material and have it ready for teachers to use. We used to get updates every term, and it was all on one CD, so we could easily annotate the scripts.
|I used to moan about them, but they were efficient|
Another achievement I am proud of, is managing to stop the Netbook fiasco created by Ringo. See here for the finer details
- I managed to manipulate the entire school budget, causing a massive shortfall in our funding.
- I managed to change the funding priorities of the BOT from Netbooks to worthless non-essentials like power, heating and wages.
- I managed to turn every teacher in Nuova Lazio against the concept
- I managed to suborn the network manager to cause slow network access
- I managed to reduce the bandwidth out of the school, and of the entire valley community
- I managed to reduce the international bandwidth for not only Nuova Lazio but the entire country
|Not as good as me (according to some)|
And the eyes.
The eyes stare right through me, focusing on (I think) my soon to be used gravestone.
I've started checking my brake lines before I drive home, and I'm very careful where I put my coffee cup. My ballistic vest, with built in knife protection for my back is almost ready, and I'll be sure to wear it every day.
Teaching is such a stimulating profession, always something to keep us occupied.