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The Need for Curriculum Integration Years 1- 10 in New Zealand

By Graham Foster BSc, Dip Ed Admin, Dip Tchg Curriculum Integration is just one aspect of curriculum development, learning, teaching, technology and assessment. Current research seems to show that we may need to consider partly...

Beat the back to school blues: Top tips for parents

It's back to school for thousands of Kiwi kids in just over a week, but no need to pack the tissues with these top tips for getting little ones excited about returning to the...

Teaching future ready grads

The approach originated in Vietnam in the 1970s, where multiple efforts to address childhood malnutrition had proved fruitless.  But then someone noticed that children in one village looked extraordinarily well nourished. They found that...

Excessive and Inappropriate Screen Use in Schools – A Legal Ticking Time Bomb?

I’m a father of four primary school age children, and a partner in a large Auckland law firm. I’ve been asked to write this opinion piece to provoke further public discussion and consideration of...

White-Gaze Centred Judgements

Since I completed my Term 3 visits with the school leaders I am privileged to work with, I’ve been thinking.  Firstly, some context: 11 of the 12 schools are deciles one to four, primary,...

World’s top economists make case for English majors

A great migration is happening on US college campuses. Ever since the fall of 2008, a lot of students have walked out of English and humanities lectures and into STEM classes, especially computer science...

Teenagers warned to turn the music down or risk loss of hearing

Teenagers cranking up the music on headphones and other personal devices are being warned that they risk losing their hearing if they do not change their habits urgently. Results from a new survey carried out...

Tweaks to the decile funding model not the solution

Authored by the Initiative’s chief economist Dr Eric Crampton, Seeing the problem, but missing the point explains that more work should be done to analyse the performance of New Zealand’s schools. “The government is right to wish...

Diversity the key to improved performance in schools

A new evidence summary released today by the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) highlights the benefits of championing a diverse school leadership workforce in Australia. The report Spotlight: Diversity in School Leadership, points...

Under pressure: helping young people cope with anxiety

Anxiety is not new, so why is there such a focus on it now and how can we help our young people to cope with it? Dr Valerie Sotardi from the University of Canterbury (UC)’s College...
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