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John Hattie – Too much discussion in the wrong places

Professor John Hattie returned to his old stomping ground on Monday night to challenge educators’ thinking around what really works in education.

New resource supports teaching school students about mental health

A new resource has been welcomed by those teaching school students about resilience, mental health, interpersonal skills and wellbeing.

Mobilising young Kiwis to become community volunteers

More than 1,000 schools and 32,000 students throughout New Zealand have signed up to become community guardians as part of an initiative that will turn classrooms into volunteer armies.

Minecraft Education Edition takes game-based learning to the next level

Education Central talks to Microsoft’s Deirdre Quarnstrom about the opportunities for powerful learning experiences that teachers can explore with using Minecraft in their classrooms.

Canterbury’s young entrepreneurs shine

Talented secondary school students wowed judges at the Canterbury Region Lion Foundation Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) awards this week.

New resources released to give kids a head start on health

A new range of resources have been release to use at children's B4 School Check.

Best New Zealand educational resources announced

A variety of digital and print resources spanning environmental issues, leadership, social justice and physical education were recognised at the 2018 Copyright Licensing Education Awards last week.

New tertiary scholarships aim to support future leaders

Three $30,000 scholarships are up for grabs to support high-achieving students through their tertiary education thanks to a new partnership between Victoria University of Wellington and Fuji Xerox.

Summer Learning Journey earns researcher NEXT Woman of the Year for Education

Summer Learning Journey initiative earns University of Auckland research fellow Dr Rachel Williamson the title of 2018 NEXT Woman of the Year for Education.

Book on how to be an academic in NZ wins best tertiary teacher resource...

A new book on how to launch an academic career in New Zealand, by Associate Professor Carol Mutch, won best teacher resource in tertiary category at the CLNZ Education Awards last week.
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