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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Making the community a better place: One school’s approach to STEM learning

An innovative approach to STEM learning has seen Ormiston Junior College students working on some high-end projects that will have a real effect on their wider community.

Supporting new teachers in their bicultural education

New arrivals from the UK and South Africa are expected to quickly get up to speed in their New Zealand teaching positions. As well as adjusting to a new country and getting to grips with a new education system, they must meet the needs of New Zealand students in our bicultural nation. An initiative at Mahurangi College aims to immerse new-to-New Zealand teachers in the significance of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Like A Boss – new programme helps develop students’ 21C skills

A new programme helps students set up a business, helping them learn about the future of work, entrepreneurship, idea generation, and develop the necessary 21st century skills.

Māori school feeds body, mind and spirit for $4 a day

Parents of students at Tai Wānanga don't pay anything for education - but they pay $4 a day for the school to give their children breakfast and lunch.

The pedagogy of hope

The importance of drama as pedagogy and as a way of resisting threats to participatory democracy was affirmed by an international conference of drama educators and researchers in Auckland last week.

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.

2018 Young Enterprise Scheme winners announced

Over 100,000 students have competed throughout the year for their team to be amongst the winners of the Young Enterprise Scheme. By Soumya Bhamidipati.

NZ education initiative among world’s most innovative education projects

New Zealand education initiative Longworth Forest has been selected by global education non-profit HundrED as one of its 100 innovative education projects across the world.

The little school that’s STEAMing ahead

Elstow-Waihou Combined School in Te Aroha has launched STEAM HQ, a new classroom designed to ignite students’ curiosity, creativity and critical thinking.

Flipped learning in kiwi classrooms

With internet access nearly within every student’s grasp, the focus shifts from getting a device in every student’s hands, to what to do with it once it’s there. Flipped learning is one option that is proving popular throughout the world.

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