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Saturday, October 23, 2021

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.

Hitting the ground running: meeting the National Standards at age 5

Massey University doctoral student SARAH AIONO discusses the impact of National Standards on students in their first year of schooling.

The uphill battle for teacher wellbeing

IAN VICKERS shares his fight to get teacher wellbeing taken seriously in New Zealand.

Screens in schools – a closer look at how we’re using digital devices in...

As a new website about device use in schools launches today, Rachel Helyer Donaldson looks at the quality and quantity of digital technology use in Kiwi classrooms.

Free lunches in schools – a closer look at the initiative to feed our...

You may not have heard of Kaitao Intermediate School but you’ve probably driven past. The school sits in the Western Heights area of Rotorua, home to Mt Ngongotaha and the Skyline, one of the...

Making learning visible: Putting Hattie into practice

Professor John Hattie’s meta-analyses have helped to unveil effective teaching and learning practices. Here, LYNDA SHANKS shares how this research is being made accessible to schools and teachers through the popular Visible Learningplus programme.

Looking through the open doors of Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Dr Noeline Wright has observed the development of one of New Zealand’s most progressive high schools, Hobsonville Point Secondary School since the very beginning.

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

Poverty and underachievement – are we any closer to understanding our biggest problem in...

Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Why are we no closer to understanding the correlation between socio-economic status and student achievement? Is it time to stop labelling and comparing our tamariki? Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.

History in the making: the push to change the curriculum

Teachers have made another push to make New Zealand’s history a mandatory part of the school curriculum. The New Zealand History Teachers’ Association has urged the Government to ensure schools “teach our own past” to...

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Tertiary education institutions are feeling the pressure to accelerate their digital...

The pandemic forced many tertiary education institutions in Australia and New Zealand to speed up their ongoing digital transformation efforts.
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