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Nine elements of a successful bullying prevention whole-school approach

Bullying Free NZ suggests an evidence-based whole-school approach to preventing bullying in schools.

Kiwi classrooms not ideal for ‘serve and return’ interactions with children

Interacting with adults is necessary for young brains to fully develop, however childhood education experts have found that under-fives need far more “back and forth” interaction than previously thought and question whether our learning environments are suited to this.

Aroha’s Way – giving children the tools to understand their mental health

By award-winning New Zealand author Craig Phillips, Aroha's Way is anticipated to be an important contribution to mental health literature. Here, publisher Bex Lipp talks about the journey that led to the book's creation.

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.

How to tackle ‘back to school’ anxiety

Ex-Teacher and Education Expert for Matific, Brent Hughes, provides some key strategies to help kids overcome their anxiety as they get ready to return to school.

Principals concerned with pupils’ energy levels and behaviour

Rotorua primary school principals are increasingly concerned about the video game Fortnite as it affects some pupils' school work.

Opinion: Dr Tracy Chandler – Why more and more younger people have an inability...

Dr Tracy Chandler (aka Dr Wellness) talks about why she is seeing an epidemic of younger and younger people with fatigue and an inability to cope with life.

Bee study supports differentiated learning

In 2016 an apiscope – an observational beehive – was installed at the school. The Apiscope Buzz project, led by Associate Professor Tracy Riley from Massey’s Institute of Education and Distinguished Professor Anne Noble...

Learning life skills in school time prepares students for the real world

Writing CVs, applying for mortgages and enrolling to vote are all important life skills but most people have to learn how to do them on their own. However, students will now be able to learn...

“Crisis of anxiety”: a call for more counsellors in our schools

Are we are doing enough to ensure the wellbeing of students at all levels in our schools? ANNIE GRAHAM-RILEY reports.
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