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Tom Nicholson: Phonics helps kids to crack code

Professor Tom Nicholson is a specialist in children's literacy at Massey University's Institute of Education, Auckland campus.

Art teachers about to descend on Whanganui

Art teachers from throughout New Zealand will descend on Whanganui for the Aotearoa New Zealand Association of Art Educators' (ANZAAE) 2017 Conference.

Improving Māori student achievement through effective use of data

Research out of the University of Auckland highlights just how important the effective use of quality data in schools is in helping to raise Māori student achievement.

Are our kids future fit? Building 21C skills for the new world of work

Auckland based start-up 21C Skills Lab is hosting a series of events in October to raise awareness of the challenge and opportunity around 21C skills.

We don’t need to reinvent the wheel… or do we?

Teacher Danielle Myburgh asks: Are we frequently accepting outdated, old fashioned, ineffective, unproductive wooden spoke wheels in education?

Education Leaders Forum kicks off today

Around 100 education leaders will meet at the annual Education Leaders Forum in Rotorua this week to better understand how to help positively shape the futures of children and young adults.

Teacher in Whanganui to study restorative practices

Washington DC-based teacher Stephanie Beer was in Whanganui recently to learn about restorative practices.

Role models in Education: Providing a platform for professional development

ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY looks at a sporting initiative that has opened the doors to more collaboration and collegiality among schools.

Kaitao Intermediate ensuring positive behaviour in pupils

A Rotorua school principal believes schools nationwide need to adopt new ways of thinking to ensure they abide by the standards for physical restraint.

Youthtown brings development activities to Hawke’s Bay

A national not-for-profit youth development organisation that has been operating since 1932 has arrived in Hawke's Bay, offering selected schools sport, outdoor and leadership opportunities alongside students' regular schooling.
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