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Thursday, October 22, 2020

World-first lockdown app for schools: is your school prepared?

A teacher from New Zealand has created a world first in apps. Iain Rudkin a 4th year technology teacher at St Paul’s Collegiate has created the world’s first Lockdown app which means that a teacher can alert a senior manager of a potentially dangerous situation in the school within seconds of it occurring.

Pause, Breathe, Smile: Training teachers to bring mindfulness into the classroom

GRANT RIX shares the journey of a ‘mindfulness in schools’ programme that is making a difference to the wellbeing and learning outcomes of Kiwi kids.

How you should respond when you find out a young person has self-harmed |...

#BreakTheSilence | Professor Marc Wilson says most self-harm is not about "attention-seeking", a pejorative label that sounds dismissive.

The uphill battle for teacher wellbeing

IAN VICKERS shares his fight to get teacher wellbeing taken seriously in New Zealand.

The list that wasn’t: Two-year battle over ‘withheld’ shoddy school names finally over

The Government's information watchdog has ordered the Ministry of Education to explain itself after giving a "frankly confusing" response about questions over mouldy schools.

No hat, no play? Not always, research shows

New research shows that many children may not be sun-safe during school lunch breaks.

Where have all the young teachers gone?

By: Simon Collins Erin and Nathan Steel are planning to buy their own home in Whangarei this year. It was something they could never have dreamed of if they had stayed in Auckland. Whaea Erin, as...

Bullying Free Week: ‘Teachers are bullied too’

Teachers say it's not just children who are getting bullied at schools - many teachers are also being bullied by their bosses and colleagues.

Let’s talk about self-harm

A representative on the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and also a school counsellor herself, Jean Andrews discusses recognising, responding to and reducing self-harm amongst young people. By Soumya Bhamidipati.

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...


PLD that works using CORE’s Theory of Action

Sponsored article  With a vision for “An equitable and thriving Aotearoa through learning”, CORE Education | Tātai Aho Rau is on a mission to push...