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Charter school student receives PM’s scholarship

Charter school student receives Prime Minister's award in spite of government opposition to charter schools.

New resources to tackle kids’ mental health and emotional wellbeing

Feel Brave and Life Education Trust partner to positively disrupt children’s mental health education in New Zealand.

Work experience opportunity for business students

The 2017 Achiever Programme offers university students from across Australia and New Zealand an opportunity to gain valuable work experience to set themselves up to succeed in a career in business.

Five traits of an effective 21st century teacher

The effective 21st century teacher has an awareness of rapidly changing technology trends and ensures students are not left behind in the wake of this technological change.

Kyle MacDonald: Will teaching resilience in our schools work?

Who wouldn't want to be more resilient? More able to cope with life's up and downs, better able to manage stress, less susceptible to negative emotions, to quickly bounce back from adversity.

‘What does Waitangi Day mean to me?’ speech competition announced

Year 11 students around the country will get the chance to communicate their thoughts on the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi and Waitangi Day, as a speech competition with some tempting prizes on offer is announced. 

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.

Use it or lose it – countering the ‘summer reading drop’

KATE RUSSELL explores what is being done in several New Zealand schools to keep students motivated to read over summer – and term – holidays.

Kindness should be child’s play – SAFE launches interactive children’s game

SAFE has created an exciting new game on its new Animal Squad website as a tool to help teach young people compassion and empathy.

Starting kids’ learning engines

BOB SULLO has been an English teacher, school psychologist, school adjustment counsellor, and school administrator. Now he is a full-time consultant with several books about internal control and motivation to his name, including Teach Them to be Happy, The Inspiring Teacher, Activating the Desire to Learn, and The Motivated Student. In this article, Bob talks about options teachers have for awakening student motivation.
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