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Opinion: The perfect, constructed, mental-health storm for our young people.

A positive future is an anchor for all young people. Doubt, anxiety and addictions create cycles that are very hard to break and adults and politically oriented interest groups are superb at exploiting children...

Bee study supports differentiated learning

In 2016 an apiscope – an observational beehive – was installed at the school. The Apiscope Buzz project, led by Associate Professor Tracy Riley from Massey’s Institute of Education and Distinguished Professor Anne Noble...

Mandatory anti-bullying call to break NZ’s horrific record in schools

Two independent watchdogs have launched a campaign to make all schools record every case of bullying and adopt anti-bullying moves that have been proven to work. Children's Commissioner Andrew Becroft and new Race Relations Commissioner...

No place for a ‘she’ll be right’ approach when it comes to dyslexia

Whilst at kindy, a four-year-old drew a freehand diagram of how he wished the playground be organised. The diagram was specific. It appeared to the naked eye to be drawn to scale and also...

ADHD son inspires study, scholarship and systemic change for neuro-diverse kids

Parents and whanau need guidance information and knowledge when navigating the world of ADHD diagnosis and care for their kids, says second year Bachelor of Social Work at the University of Waikato Kelly Robyns. “Currently...

Alternative curriculum engages college students

Every Friday during term 2, students at Porirua College headed into town or the great outdoors or learnt a new skill as part of the school’s Ko te Hapori programme. The trial saw students...

Low decile students need greater access to sporting events

The results of the University of Auckland and National Institute for Health Innovation research which analysed perceptual data from more than 2,400 New Zealand parents, found families from lower socio-economic areas were more likely...

Beauty tyranny in the age of Instagram

Young women in the age of social media are under ever more intense pressure to look ‘Insta-perfect’ and it’s not making them happy.

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...

Kiwi classrooms not ideal for ‘serve and return’ interactions with children

Interacting with adults is necessary for young brains to fully develop, however childhood education experts have found that under-fives need far more “back and forth” interaction than previously thought and question whether our learning environments are suited to this.

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