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Modern learning environments and learning technologies

CLAIRE AMOS questions whether ‘modern’ changes to the traditional classroom will really help improve students’ learning and outcomes.

Making learning stories come alive with technology

Early childhood settings are embracing new software to share children’s portfolios with their families, but JUDE BARBACK asks whether people will mourn the inevitable loss of the printed learning journeys or embrace technological change?

“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.

The primary years – NZC, Cambridge or IB?

While the vast majority of New Zealand primary schools follow The New Zealand Curriculum, a small number favour the International Baccalaureate’s Primary Years Programme or the Cambridge International Primary Programme. Here, proponents of each...

PB4L: what’s the fuss about?

Budget 2013 has ploughed more money into the Government’s Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) programme. But is it all it’s cracked up to be? Education Review takes a look.

A relief teacher’s guide to a happy class

A relief teacher’s guide to a happy class With many teacher graduates struggling to find full-time positions, even in subjects for which there are supposedly shortages, relief teaching is a popular option in the interim. Scientist-turned-teacher, PAUL DACOMBE-BIRD, shares what he has learned on the day relief circuit.

Enrichment or acceleration or both? How to best provide for gifted students

The research shows the enrichment classes are not enough to cater for gifted students. What should schools be doing instead? JUDE BARBACK investigates.

For your literacy concerns, call an Aunty Lit

JANET HUNTER explores the ins and outs of the Resource Teacher: Literacy service and how it can make a real difference to students’ literacy learning.

The write path to remedial spelling

The campaigner, the Ministry, and the schools. JUDE BARBACK considers the different stances when it comes to addressing remedial spelling in schools.

Walking the talk

In order to truly provide inclusive education and raise student achievement for every child, ANNE RUSSELL believes a school’s Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) should be part of the school’s leadership team.
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