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Finding the middle ground

Is our intermediate school system working? JUDE BARBACK asks why there is a growing band of support in New Zealand for middle schools, encompassing Years 7 to 10.

Transportability of NCEA overseas

How do NCEA qualifications stack up in other countries? ANGELA PEREZ of NZQA reports.

Toddlers and technology

JUDE BARBACK looks at the arguments for technology in early childhood education.

Rugby: technology and the tries

JUDE BARBACK looks at how technology affects the game of rugby and the hosting of a major international tournament.

School boom in the bay

What prompts the building of new schools? Who makes the decisions and how are they made? JUDE BARBACK looks at one of the fastest growing areas in the country for answers.

Higher trails for the technological classroom

TROY SMITH, head of ICT at a New Zealand secondary school, writes about how to spend the educational technology dollar strategically.

The best educational apps around

With each passing day, more apps (applications) become available for teachers and students to tap into the exciting possibilities of using iPads, Androids and other devices for learning and education. But how do you find what is going to be of value in the classroom? It is important to consider the purpose and function of the app, as well as the cost and its capacity for group learning, among other factors.

Starting kids’ learning engines

BOB SULLO has been an English teacher, school psychologist, school adjustment counsellor, and school administrator. Now he is a full-time consultant with several books about internal control and motivation to his name, including Teach Them to be Happy, The Inspiring Teacher, Activating the Desire to Learn, and The Motivated Student. In this article, Bob talks about options teachers have for awakening student motivation.

Kick-start the learning engine, or use a key?

BOB SULLO looks at options teachers have for awakening student motivation

Offshore opportunities: early childhood teaching abroad

KATE RUSSELL talks about what to expect teaching toddlers in other countries.
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