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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Introducing City Senior School at The Launching Pad

Claire Amos introduces new partnership venture City Senior School at The Launching Pad with Brett O'Riley

Response: a different take on the realities of teaching in Manurewa

Natasha Miller teaches children in a similar catchment as that described by Sam Oldham in his controversial opinion piece, What life looks like at NZ's largest decile one high school. Here, she presents a different view.

Opinion: Claire Amos – Communities of status quo

Deputy principal of Hobsonville Point School CLAIRE AMOS asks this question of schools: is there enough disruption in your Community of Learning?

Kia ora te reo – Let the Māori language live

Te Reo Māori is the waka that carries the tikanga. It’s Te Wiki o te Reo Maori (Maori Language week). This year’s theme is Kia ora te reo - Let the Māori language live. Here JODY HOPKINSON looks at three education initiatives aimed at doing just that.

What does the future of learning look like?

Question: If the purpose of education is to ready young people for the life ahead of them, what should the future of learning look like? Answer: Schools were designed in the 19th and 20th centuries,...

Honouring young writers and artists

Toitoi is a quarterly journal that celebrates the creative spirit of young writers and artists. MELISSA WASTNEY talks to editor Charlotte Gibbs about the inspiration behind this special publication, and how to maximise its use in the classroom.

Educator & former All Blacks captain Sir John Graham farewelled

Watch: A thunderous haka closed Sir John Graham's funeral today.

Assess, report, teach, repeat… boring

When teacher CHRIS MAY recognised the same disengagement in his students as he once exhibited as a student, he was inspired to set up an initiative that strived to make learning more practical, contextualised and relevant to their lives, both in and outside of school.

Opinion: Raewyn Donnell – Evolution of teacher appraisal systems

Westlake Girls’ High School teacher RAEWYN DONNELL shares how teacher appraisal systems can be transformed, making the process of teacher appraisal less onerous and more streamlined for all involved.

Open plan classrooms the way forward

Despite much debate, Innovative Learning Environments are becoming an increasingly growing trend among Hawke's Bay schools.

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Maths fall-out continues

The fall-out from this week’s Level 1 NCEA maths exam continues, with Minister of Education Chris Hipkins ordering a report from NZQA and an open letter being signed by maths teachers. Education Central talks to a student who took the exam.