Last week we bid farewell to the senior students - off on study leave for the NCEA External Examinations.
It's been a tough few weeks as we've sought to motivate them to create study plans, complete practice essays, and have a revision programme in place.
The extrinsic and intrinsic motivations that are in play during the three terms that concentrate on Internal Achievement Standards, don't appear to apply to the Externals.
We need a rethink!
Interestingly, it seems the opposite is true in the northern hemisphere, affected by lock-downs and Covid-19 disruptions. There teachers are struggling to motivate students because there aren't exams!
This (what motivates students and how we sustain and adapt for different circumstances) will be my Teacher Inquiry for 2021!