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Sunday, April 18, 2021

Off the record: the realities of being an ECE teacher

A recent survey by Child Forum found that 46 per cent of responding early childhood education (ECE) teachers suffered stress and work-related injuries. Here, an ECE teacher in the South Island shares some workplace truths.

Off the record: the WHAT matters

Content is still important when it comes to students’ learning.

Off the record: the problems with NCEA (Spoiler alert: It’s not the schools fault)

One teacher says the pressure from school leadership, boards and Ministry to meet NCEA achievement targets is zapping the creativity and innovation from their teaching practice.

Off the record: (Il)literate New Zealand

An English teacher fears for New Zealand’s school leavers as an increasing number depart school without the skills to read well and to write well. Here, she shares her deep concerns about the state of literacy education in New Zealand.

Off the Record: The days of JUST ‘chalk and talk’ are past

A secondary school teacher shares frustrations at how teachers are not evolving their teaching practices despite a robust BYOD policy in place.

Off the record: An interesting comparison between business and teaching

A secondary school teacher says we need students to realise that learning extends beyond the requirements of the Achievement Standard and is relevant, exciting and necessary in the 21st century.

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