Julie H

7 May 2011

Just read your newsletter - what a fantastic read, so interesting! I particularly wanted to comment on your article about documentation! It is absolutely CRAZY what’s expected of teachers these days. I came up with the idea of The Daily Diary, to provide a 'simple, 'safe', 'quick' tool for teachers to engage parents in the learning of their children through sharing photographs and text. When I present to teachers, the comments I get are, This is great, but..."We need it to create learning stories?" "Is it a individual portfolio as well?" "Can we link to the ELYF?" "Can we store documentation to use later?" "Can we use it to create transition statements?" "Does it have a blog?" It's ridiculous what’s expected! I have no idea how teachers can possibly focus on teaching whilst trying to full-fill all these. Julie H