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Reader software

Software designed especially to read barcodes and QR codes. Reader software allows the scanner in a supermarket to make sense of the data stored in the barcode on whatever you are buying.

Barcode, Software

Reciprocal learning

Partnership of learning E.g tuakana-teina, student to teacher, teacher to student. Both people in the partnerships learn from each other.

Ako, Tuakana-teina

Reciprocal teaching

An approach to teaching that helps students to understand what they are reading. Teachers specifically coach students to develop their skills in clarifying, questioning, summarising and predicting. Students then take turns to lead the group they are working in to understand the text they are reading together. It is an approach that can be used for all ages of students.

 

Relational trust

The trust built into relationships that is based on respect, personal regard, competence, and personal integrity. It is about the quality of relationships between all members of a school community. Each person in these relationships has a clear understanding of their obligations to others.

Manaakitanga

Resilience

Important ability to keep working at a problem, to learn from mistakes, and not lose heart, or give up until the job is done.

 

Responsive curriculum

A curriculum that teachers constantly refine in reaction to the interests, strengths and needs of students. This is necessary to ensure that a student's journey through school 'connects well with the individual and lays a foundation for living and for further learning'.

 

Review

To come back to, to think or talk about something again in order to make changes or to decide what to do next. A review is often descriptive.

 

Rich learning

A collection of learning activities designed to provide engaging contexts.

Engaging contexts, Learning activities

Rich tasks

Tasks that create powerful learning opportunities by connecting different curriculum areas, and by using a variety of teaching and learning strategies. They are designed to improve understanding, knowledge and skills, while showing progress. Rich tasks spark interest, relate to real issues and help students develop useful skills.

 

Rigorous learning

Learning that occurs in when each student has high, challenging but attainable achievement goals. Each student is engaged and supported to achieve their goals.

 

RSS (Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication)

An RSS feed (the way a stream of data is delivered to a device) keeps track of updates on a website selected, so that the information you get is always the most recent update.

Device

Rubric

An evaluation tool or set of guidelines used to promote consistent judgements of achievement against clearly stated expectations or criteria. Commonly in a table format. Used to judge the progress a student has made against learning outcomes, or how a school improvement programme is progressing. A well-designed rubric enables a teacher/leader to see what stage the student/school is at and what needs to happen next to improve their performance.