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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Online or onsite education: how do you choose?

There are so many reasons for choosing e-learning. You can study when and where you choose, thereby slotting it in around commitments of work and home. There is no cost attached to opening a...

Understanding what to do if students self-harm

Self-harm is the direct, deliberate act of hurting or injuring your body, without necessarily wanting to die. Teachers and school staff can support students who are self-harming by understanding and learning about possible steps to prevent or reduce its occurrence.

Impact Coaching improves engagement with students

A group of schools in Nelson is taking part in a process called Impact Coaching, where teachers are observed by their peers and given judgement-free feedback.

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.

How effective is the SWiS programme?

New research shows some encouraging results for the Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) programme.

Opinion: The perfect, constructed, mental-health storm for our young people.

A positive future is an anchor for all young people. Doubt, anxiety and addictions create cycles that are very hard to break and adults and politically oriented interest groups are superb at exploiting children...

Our big bullying problem: are we getting anywhere?

New research shows that New Zealand’s schools’ anti-bullying policies are not up to scratch. What else can we do? JUDE BARBACK confronts this uncomfortable topic.

Practical ideas to improve student wellbeing

A new piece of NZCER research has culminated in some practical advice for schools on improving student wellbeing and decreasing the incidence of aggressive and bullying behaviours. 

Celebrating diversity in our schools

Today is New Zealand Census Day 2018. This year's census is likely to find New Zealand society is becoming increasingly diverse. RACHEL HELYER DONALDSON looks at what New Zealand schools are doing to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

No place for a ‘she’ll be right’ approach when it comes to dyslexia

Whilst at kindy, a four-year-old drew a freehand diagram of how he wished the playground be organised. The diagram was specific. It appeared to the naked eye to be drawn to scale and also...
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