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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Children reaping benefits of play-based learning at school

Learning through play is an integral part of child development and many schools have adopted it into their curriculum.   Play-based learning is a pedagogical approach where play is a valued method of learning, different types...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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. 

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