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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Mental Health Report highlights struggles of students and young people

Tertiary students have welcomed the release of He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction.

Impact Coaching improves engagement with students

A group of schools in Nelson is taking part in a process called Impact Coaching, where teachers are observed by their peers and given judgement-free feedback.

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.

Understanding what to do if students self-harm

Self-harm is the direct, deliberate act of hurting or injuring your body, without necessarily wanting to die. Teachers and school staff can support students who are self-harming by understanding and learning about possible steps to prevent or reduce its occurrence.

Wellbeing – books to help youth feel better

Want to help a student read their way to wellness? A list of suitable self-help books for young Kiwis has just been released by Books on Prescription.

Reading, Writing, ‘Rithmetic…and R-rated content?

A huge number of children have been exposed to inappropriate content at school. Rachel Helyer Donaldson discusses the difficulties and realities of teaching children to be responsible digital citizens in a world where R-rated material is sometimes just a click away.

Principals concerned with pupils’ energy levels and behaviour

Rotorua primary school principals are increasingly concerned about the video game Fortnite as it affects some pupils' school work.

Behaviour is the elephant in the classroom

What’s the secret to managing classroom behaviour and why is it so important? Tom Bennett, the UK’s “behaviour tsar”, explains. By Anna Clements.

Demystifying the d-word: the need for death education in New Zealand schools

While attitudes are slowly changing, the subject of death is still cloaked in stigma and taboo. JUDE BARBACK examines calls to educate children about death, dying and ageing.

Early Intervention – more than a funding injection needed

A $21.5 million funding boost for early intervention services can’t come soon enough for the early childhood education (ECE) sector, but is the current system in need of a shake-up too? JUDE BARBACK looks at what ECE centres need to see real change.
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