On Friday Roto-o-Rangi School enjoyed some American flavour. Travelling from Vermont, three primary school teachers visited the school as part of their Master degree. They wanted to see how the school integrated IT into the reading programme. The children were ever so pleased to show their skills to visitors from so far away.
The visiting teachers were impressed at how well the children knew exactly what they were learning, how it was helping. Besides the traditional method of using books with the teacher, the children also use digital resources to target specific learning. The school uses a variety of digital resources within their literacy programmes.
Relatives of a family attending Roto-o-Rangi went to our school for a few days whilst visiting from the US and obviously had talked a lot about what they did when they went back home. So when the teachers were coming over this way they too decided to visit us.
It is always satisfying to share good teaching practice, no matter where in the world you are from.