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National Standards’ dumping makes world news

By Kate Drury 13 November, 2017

NZEI Te Riu Roa has made headlines across the world for dumping National Standards.

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Ministry of Education | TPLT

A day in the life of a TPLT in-school support facilitator

By EA Staff 30 October, 2017

Janelle Wood takes us through a typical day in her role as a TPLT facilitator. TPLT supports existing and new teachers of languages apply pedagogy that has a real and positive impact on student learning.

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Speaking out on education

By Kate Drury 27 October, 2017

When a Whanganui doctor – dressed in scrubs – protested about the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in 2015, it opened a debate on whether professionals had the right to speak out on issues in areas in which they were experts. Kate Drury reports on speaking-out rights.

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Te Kāhui Whetū 2017

By EA Staff 27 October, 2017

NZEI members travelled from around the motu to attend the hui at Tauwhare, Kirikiriroa.

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Developing Literacy Skills through Learning Languages: Results from TPLT

By Silvia Insley 23 August, 2017

Effective literacy instruction incorporates specific teaching of the forms and meaning of language and of critical thinking skills. Students learning another language need to think critically to make connections between…

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Educators reach breaking point

By EA Staff 7 August, 2017

Violent behaviour in primary school-aged children is becoming more severe and more frequent. In some cases violent incidents have increased by 39 percent since 2013. Some educators are at their…

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Mauri ora model sees tamariki flourish

By Heni Collins 27 July, 2017

From a kaupapa Māori perspective, professional development for teachers on the topic “cultural responsiveness and relational pedagogy” is about mauri ora. When the mauri (inner spirit or life force) of…

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Health and safety – from oil industry to school

By Kate Drury 24 April, 2017

  Karl Emson was well-placed to be the health and safety representative at Evans Bay Intermediate in Wellington. Before he retrained as a teacher, Emson worked in the oil industry…

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Indian education centres help Dalit children

By Kate Drury 24 April, 2017

  Parents generally want a better life for their children than they had. And in India, this is no exception. NZEI Te Riu Roa executive officer Gina Lockyer and UnionAID…

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History of New Zealand seeks to address gaps in knowledge

By John McRae 18 January, 2017

  Tamsin Hanly is in her lounge room with the product of four years of work laid out in front of her. “These are it,” she says. “Six books on…

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