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