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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Opinion: Martine Udahemuka – A trick for principals

New Zealand Initiative research fellow Martine Udahemuka argues that if implemented right, pay-for-performance systems are a win-win-win for principals, teachers and students.

Behaviour is the elephant in the classroom

What’s the secret to managing classroom behaviour and why is it so important? Tom Bennett, the UK’s “behaviour tsar”, explains. By Anna Clements.

Opinion: Stuart Middleton – We pay lip service to learning and teaching languages

One might have thought New Zealand had by now understood the critical importance of teaching languages other than English.

Response: Teacher Education Refresh programme is working

The Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand (formerly Education Council) responds to criticism of the Teacher Education Refresh programme.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Government moves highlight the sad and ambiguous status of teachers...

The urgent recruitment of overseas teachers to plug the chronic teacher shortage here should invite outrage from teachers as they seek to negotiate decent pay and conditions for themselves, writes Peter Lyons.

Broadening walls – should Chapter Chat be on Twitter?

Creator of Chapter Chat Stephen Baker explains his reasons for choosing Twitter to host the literacy initiative.

Opinion: Alwyn Poole – Don’t ask for a pay rise until you have earned...

Villa Education Trust’s Alwyn Poole says teachers need to look at how they can improve the system for all students before asking for a pay rise.

Collaboration to “rebirth” NZ education

New Zealand is in a period of “educational rebirth” according to Visiting Fulbright Global Scholar Professor Alan J Daly

Opinion: Ann Milne – White supremacy in our classrooms

Will the wake-up call we have had as a nation to white supremacy, white superiority, and white privilege force us to rethink the recommendations of the Tomorrow's Schools Independent Taskforce? Dr Ann Milne confronts racism in our education system.

Opinion: Too many leaving school financially illiterate

Too many leave school with no financial knowledge or skills.
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