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Monday, October 22, 2018

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.

Response: Derek Olphert – Critical Studies for Future Education?

Derek Olphert responds to Professor John Morgan’s article on the need for critical studies of education.

Mike Hosking: Government’s blind ideology on charter schools doesn’t make sense

It looks like the charter school debate-come-debacle, might have come to a good, and if not good, a satisfactory end.

Opinion: Peter Lyons – The tired, acrimonious dance of teacher pay negotiations

Peter Lyons says we need to seriously rethink the way we appraise teachers.

Opinion: Linda Sissons – Schools, employers and all of us need to open the...

Chief executive of the Primary ITO, Linda Sissons says an extra 50,000 primary sector qualified workers will be needed by 2025 to meet the Government’s growth demands.

The Practicum Files: Christian Ioka – “a mixture of excitement, confusion and discovery”

Aspiring primary teacher Christian Ioka has learned an important lesson - that the best learning comes from one’s mistakes and failures while on practicum.

Beck Vass: School cross-country and why kids shouldn’t have a choice

There's been outrage recently about schools around New Zealand making cross-country optional to save children the embarrassment of competing.

The Practicum Files: Holly Preece-Honeysett – “an experience you cannot compare to anything else”

What’s it like for trainee teachers to go into schools to put theory into practice? Third-year University of Auckland early childhood student Holly Preece-Honeysett reflects on the whirlwind that is practicum.

Kate Hawkesby: When principals quit to drive a tow truck, we have a problem

So, hard on the heels of a teacher shortage, we learn now we're also short on pilots - how long before it's principals too?

Opinion: Ashton Stuart: Here is my reality

Teacher Ashton Stuart gives an insight into why more support is needed in New Zealand schools.


Why should we reimagine qualifications?

JUDE BARBACK introduces Education Central’s special feature series ‘Reimagining Qualifications’ with a trip down memory lane.


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Spotlight on new grads: Graduating back into the teaching profession

With self-motivation, hard work and the support of her family, Rohini Lal graduates with a Bachelor of Education (Teaching).