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Can you have a life and be a primary teacher at the same time?

A large part of the reason behind tomorrow’s industrial action boils down to one big question: can you build a life and be a primary school teacher at the same time? The four people interviewed for this story, who are in and around the day-to-day of that life, say the answer, as matters stand, is categorically ‘no’. By JAYLAN BOYLE.

Children reaping benefits of play-based learning at school

Learning through play is an integral part of child development and many schools have adopted it into their curriculum.   Play-based learning is a pedagogical approach where play is a valued method of learning, different types...

Up to $50 million paid for fees-free students who either failed or withdrew

The Government is potentially spending up to $53 million a year on its flagship fees-free policy for students who have either withdrawn from or failed tertiary courses.

Play based learning: producing critical, creative and innovative thinkers

STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.

What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary

In Dr Jannie van Hees’ new book 'What every primary teacher should know about vocabulary' she discusses the importance of building word knowledge.

Opinion: Lisa Emerson – Hidden in plain sight: secondary school library services

Lisa Emerson voices concerns about the positioning of libraries and librarians in New Zealand secondary schools.

Moving from ‘screen-worried’ to ‘screen-wise’ – Incorporating technology into early learning

The thought of introducing children to technology can be overwhelming for parents and early childhood educators alike. There are many mixed messages around kids and technology and we are all aware of the warnings...

Opinion: Susan Bates – our kids are not getting enough space in childcare

Early childhood education gives children wonderful opportunities to learn and grow, but too many of our children, and their teachers, are spending long days in crowded, noisy, chaotic and even claustrophobic environments that don't give them the chance to thrive.

Opinion: Malcolm Dixon – Time to discuss primary school education

Primary school education was seldom mentioned throughout the election campaign and yet for everyone with children or grandchildren education plays an extremely important part in their lives.

New dean ready for the challenges of the compulsory sector

Associate Professor Mark Barrow, incoming Dean of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland, talks about his vision for New Zealand’s largest provider of education and social work qualifications.
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