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Saturday, November 25, 2017

The path to principalship

TRACEY GURNEY shares her path to a principal position at Ballance School, a small rural school in Pahiatua, Manawatū.

Reflections of a first-time principal

Ruawai Primary School principal CURTIS GAYLOR talks about taking the step to the position of principal and what he’s learned along the way.

ACCELERATION GROUPS – Finding the formula for success in maths

SUE TAYLOR discusses how priority learners can achieve better outcomes through focused, high-impact mathematics instruction from their own classroom teacher than from intervention programmes.

Emerging from The Mind Lab

Kristin School teacher, NATHAN CALVERT was among the first 130 teachers to undertake The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning). He was named as the winner of the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award. Here, Education Review asks him about the award, the course and the future.

Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards finalists named

Education Minister Hekia Parata says eleven entrants have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.

Making a digital difference in education

FRANCES VALINTINE says ‘eureka’ moments and shrieks of delight are common at The Mind Lab by Unitec as teachers embrace digital and collaborative learning.

Profile of a Principal

We look at three principals of very different schools and their thoughts on leadership.

Flipped learning in kiwi classrooms

With internet access nearly within every student’s grasp, the focus shifts from getting a device in every student’s hands, to what to do with it once it’s there. Flipped learning is one option that is proving popular throughout the world.

Top teachers recognised

Five outstanding New Zealand teachers have been recognised at the 2014 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA).

“HEROES IN OUR SOCIETY”: Singing the praises of excellent tertiary teachers

The recipients of the 2013 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards prove that teaching excellence can benefit learners and strengthen communities.

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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.