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Pause, breath, smile: training teachers to bring mindfulness into the classroom

GRANT RIX shares the journey of a ‘mindfulness in schools’ programme that is making a difference to the wellbeing and learning outcomes of Kiwi kids.

The maker movement: a portal of possibility

KIMBERLY BAARS discusses the benefits of bringing a maker-centred approach into the classroom.

New rugby league education programme launched

A new Rugby League education programme was launched today to help promote learning through rugby league.

THE MAKER MOVEMENT: A portal of possibility

KIMBERLY BAARS discusses the benefits of bringing a maker-centred approach into the classroom.

RESEARCHING TEACHING: The importance of SoTL

The new director of Ako Aotearoa DR STANLEY FRIELICK discusses the evolution of research around the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) and its importance to tertiary education.

The rules of code club

Young people are our most avid consumers of digital technology but increasingly they are learning how to go behind the screen and learn about coding and content creation. JUDE BARBACK looks at some initiatives beyond the curriculum that are designed to open teachers’ and students’ eyes to new opportunities.

Innovative learning environments: where’s the evidence?

MARK OSBORNE suggests that when teacher pedagogy and physical learning environments are aligned there are significant gains to be made in achievement.

Bringing sustainability into the classroom

A new programme for primary schools has been launched to assist in teaching the next generation about sustainability.

Is ‘mat time’ a waste of time?

ANITA MORTLOCK shares her research about the common practice of ‘mat time’ in New Zealand schools.

The path to principalship

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