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Thursday, December 9, 2021

New method of measuring skills employers desire proves popular

A New Zealand company has adapted an American model of testing, aimed at measuring skills that employers find most useful.

Sports-based school programme a “huge success”

All of the Gisborne primary schools that participated in the two-year sports-based pilot programme wish to continue with the programme after seeing the positive impact on their students.

Innovative learning environments: where’s the evidence?

MARK OSBORNE suggests that when teacher pedagogy and physical learning environments are aligned there are significant gains to be made in achievement.

Poverty and underachievement – US expert to address a big NZ problem

Former Manurewa High School principal SALVATORE GARGIULO has been inspired for years by the work of United States educationalist Dr Ruby K Payne whose mission is “to positively impact the education and lives of individuals in poverty throughout the world”. Now, he is delighted to announce Payne’s visit to Auckland in October.

Teacher wellbeing: Good New Habits goes global

Back in 2013, Gazette Focus spoke with Ian Vickers about Good New Habits, a resource he’d compiled of simple strategies for teachers to maintain their health and peace of mind under the strain of the modern workload. The response to the resulting article was overwhelming and clogged the inboxes of both Ian and Education Gazette for some time. Three years on, JAYLAN BOYLE catches up with Ian again.

ADVENTUROUS LEARNING – Inside and Outside the classroom

MIKE BROWN and SIMON BEAMES discuss their new book, Adventurous Learning: A pedagogy for a changing world, which presents a framework for enhanced learning experiences.

A foundation to build on

Hineihaea Murphy of Haemata Living Language and Education believes that supporting Māori teachers with professional learning options should be everyone’s responsibility, writes JAYLAN BOYLE.

Kick-start the learning engine, or use a key?

BOB SULLO looks at options teachers have for awakening student motivation

Global taste-fest unites and excites school community

A Bay of Plenty school's first ever Food Festival proved to be a fun and successful way to bring the school community together.

The benefits of problem-based learning

A mathematics and statistics facilitator with the University of Auckland’s Team Solutions, explains why problem-based learning is still one of his go-to techniques when working with schools on raising maths and science outcomes.

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