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Saturday, January 25, 2020

BASF Kids’ Lab brings magic of chemistry to Auckland children

More than 450 local primary students are about to get hands-on experience with science at the University of Auckland.

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.

The unicycle and the union

How much longer can schools meet their students’ needs and remain innovative and exciting alongside persistent under-funding. JUDE BARBACK visits Gate Pa School in Tauranga to get a sense of one school’s efforts to provide great opportunities in an increasingly difficult educational climate.

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.

Home internet pilot a big step in connecting learners

A new pilot will see learners able to access The Network for Learning’s (N4L) Managed Network from home.

Looking through the open doors of Hobsonville Point Secondary School

Dr Noeline Wright has observed the development of one of New Zealand’s most progressive high schools, Hobsonville Point Secondary School since the very beginning.

Students Against Dangerous Driving reboots student-led campaigns

Here’s how SADD is empowering secondary students to design new road safety campaigns aimed at their peers.

How our brain learns

In this, the fourth of Mark Treadwell’s series of articles, we look at how the brain learns and what this means for modern teaching and learning.

Moving learning from ‘teach to the test’ to real-world application

A desire to change the way students approach their learning saw the creation of QuickSense, a new learning tool that is set to make a difference for Kiwi secondary school students.


Teacher finds dream job on ship

Sponsored Article Is it a school, a ship, a hospital – or all of the above? The Mercy Ship is home to an international crew...