In Dr Jannie van Hees’ new book 'What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary' she discusses the importance of building word knowledge.
Damning research from the OECD tells us that New Zealand’s most disadvantaged students struggle academically more than their overseas counterparts. Why are we no closer to understanding the correlation between socio-economic status and student achievement? Is it time to stop labelling and comparing our tamariki? Is it time to shift our focus to the many unique stories of student success that look beyond mere test results? By JUDE BARBACK.
A Unicef study has found that New Zealand's education system is one of the most unequal in the world - especially between boys and girls.
Having the confidence to try new things and admit when you don’t understand something is a vital part of learning, yet it is also one that many students struggle with. New research has revealed some of the reasons why students retreat from uncertainty, and how educators can help.
Mayleen Gautusa argues that there is no quick fix when it comes to improving our students' reading abilities.
New research shows that when teachers view themselves as character educators it helps develop a shared "virtue literacy" with students.
MARK OSBORNE suggests that when teacher pedagogy and physical learning environments are aligned there are significant gains to be made in achievement.
Team Solutions facilitators do more than apply the latest research from the University of Auckland; in many cases they are researchers themselves. This week we explore the work of three facilitators who are currently undertaking research into raising Māori and Pacific student achievement in schools.