Rupert McCall’s “Toast to Teachers.”

The Treehorn Express

Opinion soaked in knowledge & experience.

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Treehorn is the hero of an easy-to-read, sad children’s book: “The Shrinking of Treehorn” by Florence Heidi Parry. It clearly illustrates the disregard that adults demonstrate towards children at school. Even Treehorn’s principal and his teacher give him ‘short shift’. The message is clear when applied to children’s worries about fear-based testing regimes. We don’t give two hoots about the welfare and learning climate of our 5 to 12 year-olds. They can shrink, vomit, stress-out, cry, lose sleep all they like at test time….as long as they score well for the sake of politician-speak.

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‘Care for Kids’

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Toast to Teachers

The blame has been levelled at teachers and principals in Australia for making the Year 4s perform poorly on the PIRLS Reading Test. You’ve been found guilty, teachers. You have hurt the feelings of our sad measurers, testucators and politicians who, now, don’t know what to do.

Teachers….don’t give it another thought during the Mid-summer vacation. Just enjoy your well-earned break. 2013, election year, will be better when your guides and mentors will stand up for you.

Treehorn, reputable educators, caring parents and your loving pupils know that you are superior beings as does urban balladeer, Rupert McColl.

2012-WTD-Toast-to-Teachers_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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Phil Cullen AM FACE FACEL FQIEL
Gold Medal : ACEL
Life Member : CCEAM, QSPPA, QSPSSA
Classroom Teacher : 17 years
Primary Principal : 22 years
State Administrator: 17 years
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