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Friday, February 23, 2018

Generating seismic shifts with reciprocal teaching

Educational psychologist and teacher JULIA WESTERA continues to be a passionate advocate for reciprocal teaching and in this article she introduces a new initiative and provides a follow-up on two Q & A sessions reported in Education Gazette in April 2014 and November 2015.

From seed to feed

Kids Kai Time is a charitable organisation that’s essentially the nom de guerre of Masterton’s Michelle Leslie, in her personal war on poverty and child obesity in her community. After giving years of her time and money providing meals to children in need, she started to think about how she could make the enterprise more sustainable.

Free-range kids: bush kindergartens in the early childhood education setting

‘Bush kindergartens’ are providing opportunities for young children to learn and grow outside the classroom walls. MELISSA WASTNEY meets teachers from two kindergartens who are encouraging their students to freely explore their wider – and wilder – surroundings.

Finding meaning in figures

Secondary school maths and statistics teacher Sarah Howell describes how using a context-driven curriculum resource can benefit NCEA students.

Feeding the imagination: tapping into inherent creativity

Peter and Ellen Jarratt began their arts education project with the simple mission of ‘inspiring creative thinkers with the confidence to change their world’. From their base in Gisborne they offer a range of arts education resources to unleash student creativity all over New Zealand, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.

Better, not bitter

Schools about to take the children of refugee families who’ve made their homes in New Zealand face a unique challenge. These children have in most cases been through unimaginable turmoil in their native countries, before they were able to flee here, and teachers may understandably feel uncertain as to how they should best approach these children. AUT University’s Maria Hayward says that foremost in the needs of these vulnerable and tragically affected young people is a large dose of compassion.

A foundation to build on

Hineihaea Murphy of Haemata Living Language and Education believes that supporting Māori teachers with professional learning options should be everyone’s responsibility, writes JAYLAN BOYLE.

Students find and name new fungus

A group of students have found themselves published on a scientific research paper before leaving high school.

Latest Teacher-led Innovation Fund projects announced

A teaching project at an early childhood education (ECE) centre in Auckland is among 33 new and innovative teaching projects in schools and ECE centres that are now able to get underway thanks to funding from...

Kiwi school wins major international art prize

Samuel Marsden Collegiate School in Wellington is celebrating after its artwork ‘Matariki – Māori New Year’ has won one of the most significant student art awards globally. The large collaborative artwork was chosen from more than...

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