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Too much pressure on young people to be happy

The messages young people see and hear about happiness can affect their mental health. The author of Stuff That Sucks says it is okay to experience emotions that are sometimes difficult and we can learn ways to help ourselves through.

Hands-on programme raises literacy

Literacy levels at Auckland’s Sunnybrae Normal School have soared since the introduction of a hands-on programme for new entrants that includes the use of high-frequency word cards and ‘acting out’.

Designing our education workforce for the future

Secretary for Education Iona Holsted discusses a big question – how should our education workforce in the 21st century look and be supported?

Participating in national study opens window into curriculum for teachers

Teacher assessors are integral to the National Monitoring Study of Student Achievement. As well as playing a vital role in the project, teachers who participate often experience professional learning benefits.

Kiwi quality of life draws teachers from UK

With a beach just 100 metres from their classrooms and homes close by, the contrast to their former working lives at schools in London couldn’t be more striking for two teachers working on the West Coast of the South Island

Inclusive approach helps former refugees feel at home

Arriving in New Zealand as a former refugee is often a shock to the system and being introduced to schooling for the first time can be a big challenge. For two years a primary school in Dunedin has been helping former refugee students settle into their new lives.

Could robots in schools help students with special educational needs?

A robot is being trialled in Australia to help children with special educational needs. But what do New Zealand schools think of the idea? Jody Hopkinson finds out.

Te mana Māori

A 17-year-old Māori immersion student discusses his thoughts on why te reo Māori and Aotearoa history should be taught in all New Zealand schools.

Boards of trustees unfairly criticised in Tomorrow’s Schools report

The New Zealand School Trustees Association (NZSTA) has rushed to the defence of school boards of trustees saying the Tomorrow’s Schools review report has focused on the criticisms of boards rather than the positives.

NZQA and SoNET working to deliver digital NCEA examinations

NZQA has partnered with SoNET to help deliver NCEA examinations online.
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