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Study investigates New Zealanders’ attitudes towards working from home

A University of Otago study of 2,595 New Zealanders working from home during lockdown suggests that most people were equally or more productive.

Some students still at a disadvantage even with the new support package

The announced support package is designed to alleviate the problems students, particularly those from disadvantaged areas, will face through distance learning during the Level Four lockdown. Ragne Maxwell is the principal of Porirua College, where...

Supporting resilience in young people provides a better start

A Better Start National Science Challenge has awarded Dr Karolina Stasiak and Tania Cargo from the University of Auckland $1.4 million over 2 and a quarter years to pilot the implementation of tools into schools...

Child Poverty: Pointing the finger in the right direction.

By Alwyn Poole www.innovativeducation.co.nz In an affluent country like New Zealand children are in material deprivation for one of two reasons. Either their parent(s) are not earning/receiving enough money in a relatively high cost nation...

Kids playing less sport: Surfing, skateboarding seen as way to reverse decline

Schools are looking to skateboarding and surfing to try to reverse declining numbers of both students and teachers taking part in sports. New data from School Sport NZ shows that high-school boys' participation in sports has slipped...

Vegan butchering and other future skills: what will you need?

How we work and what work looks like looks set to change markedly in the near future with five million jobs looking set to be lost to automation by 2025. This doesn’t mean we all...

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...

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