Claire Amos says every teacher deserves a generous pay rise, not because it's a tough job, but because it is an important and complex one.
Villa Education Trust's Alwyn Poole believes there is a better way to negotiate than harmful strikes.
Peter Lyons says real resilience is shaped by real hardship, something that many parents of today try and circumvent for their children.
As teachers prepare to strike, Dan Hawke of Youth Nelson makes a compelling plea on behalf of alternative education providers to mainstream educators: We fully support you; please support us.
Peter Lyons suggests we should be teaching evolutionary studies in our schools. He argues that a greater understanding of human motivations may allow a more realistic approach in addressing the huge issues that confront us.
Lesley Hoskin, interim chief executive for Teaching Council New Zealand argues that the Teaching Council's new initial teacher education programme requirements are based on evidence and sector consultation.
Teach First NZ chief executive Jay Allnutt argues that it is not the route you take to qualify as a teacher that matters, but about the difference you make for children.