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Monday, April 19, 2021

Opinion: Peter Lyons – The dilemma of traditional media in the information age

On my first day of teacher training I was reprimanded. It was in Dunedin almost thirty years ago.  We sat in a circle and had to say why we had gone teaching. The reasons...

Opinion: Kia King – A parent’s perspective on direct instruction

I have spent the last year trying to figure out why direct instruction would not be the best way to teach. Thought-provoking TED Talks and play-based learning advocates warn me that showing or telling...

New rules creating culture of suspicion in sports coaching

Dr Blake Bennett, a lecturer at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education and Social Work, is at the beginning of an investigation into the ways New Zealand volunteer sports coaches are being influenced...

Out of the mouths of babes

In a world first, a group of national and international researchers, gathered by Professor Janet Gaffney at the University of Auckland, has begun a collaboration they hope will add significant research to the crucial...

Opinion: Peter Lyons – Let’s stop kidding our young people

I am teaching the macro economic part of my course to my students. Macro economics is about the entire economy. It's big picture stuff about economic growth, employment, incomes and inflation. Macro economics is...

Opinion: Peter O’Connor – Why are we not resourcing all teachers to be creatives?

Why do I feel a little sick in my stomach, rather than excited, about the newly announced government initiative, Creatives in Schools? The word creative is an adjective, it describes a process where novel,...

Opinion: Steve Mouldey – Education for the age of innovation

Steve Mouldey, principal of AGE School, says if the world has changed dramatically and the future is in the hands of our children, then why are we still educating them in models from our past?

Opinion: Graham Foster – Solving the collective contracts with both eyes on the future

Graham Foster reflects on what agreement between the Government and teacher unions could look like.

Teachers on strike: A day in the life of a primary school educator

I can understand why teachers are leaving writes primary school educator Carl Pynenburg.

Opinion: Jeremy Baker – NCEA changes far from conservative

Chair of the NCEA Review Ministerial Advisory Group, Jeremy Baker says the changes for NCEA are future-focused and innovative – and anything but traditionalist.


The Privacy Act 2020 was passed by Parliament on 26 June...

Notifiable privacy breaches The main thing to consider is that the legal requirements of responding to a privacy breach are changing. The new Act will...