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Internet access is boosting Kiwi children’s learning – but many parents are missing out

By: Simon Collins  A new survey has found that Kiwi kids are learning online at school, often from their first year at primary school - but many parents are missing out on the action. The vast...

Concerns new MLEs may fail kids who need help the most

There are concerns about the effectiveness of modern learning environments (MLEs) for students with difficulties. PPTA President Jack Boyle speaks to Mike Hosking.

A quiet but noisy revolution in the language classroom

DR ROSEMARY ERLAM discusses the shift in teaching languages to the internationally recognised, task-based language teaching approach and how New Zealand language teachers can use this approach effectively.

Feast or famine: the supply of new teachers

Is the current oversupply of new teachers being managed adequately? Or are we preparing for the next teacher shortage? JUDE BARBACK looks into the tricky business of predicting demand.

Opinion: Fiona Ell – “There is more to learning to teach than copying a...

University of Auckland's head of Initial Teacher Education FIONA ELL says we need a better understanding of how to best prepare new teachers - and the funding to match.

Report: Racism prevalent at Kiwi schools

Kiwi kids say they are experiencing racism from other students and teachers at school, according to a survey.

Nayland College makes cloud savings

Nelson's Nayland College recently moved into the Microsoft cloud software ecosystem, and principal Daniel Wilson says the savings have been dramatic.

Principals concerned pay rates not attracting secondary teachers

New Zealand Secondary Principals’ Council chair James Morris discusses the elephant in the room – how pay is affecting New Zealand's secondary teacher shortage.

New dean ready for the challenges of the compulsory sector

Associate Professor Mark Barrow, incoming Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, talks about his vision for New Zealand’s largest provider of education and social work qualifications.

Beginning Teacher Project gets high praise

Supporters of the Auckland Beginning Teacher Project are calling for others to grab the opportunity
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