Putting on a show

By Diana Clement 7 January, 2013

Set a budget: planned and marketed well, the school production can be a money spinner for schools – providing you avoid a budget blowout. Your budget might include performance rights,…

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How the eye works

By Jane Blaikie 23 October, 2010

Resources for teachers on how the eye works – including a cool ‘boxeye’ project for kids. >Download ‘boxeye’ project pdf >Download ‘how the eye works’ pdf >Download ‘recipe for clear…

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Under pressure

By Bianca Zander 23 October, 2010

Putting pedal to the metal of her Suzuki Bandit motorcycle does it for early childhood head teacher Meg Moss. “When you’re riding a motorbike, you have to give it a…

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The ITC revolution

By Sarah Jones 23 October, 2010

There’s no shortage of commentators writing and researching about young people’s relationship with technology. Educators such as James Paul Gee, Stephen Heppell and Derek Wenmoth promote the benefits – even…

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Help on hand for NZEI members

By Jane Blaikie 30 April, 2010

Recommend it? “Definitely!” says Beth Conrad about NZEI’s member call centre, which just celebrated its first birthday. Beth (left), the finance manager at Tahunanui and NZEI rep, has called the…

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Review: Lessons From Beginning Teachers

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

Lessons From Beginning Teachers: Challenges For School Leaders Marie Cameron, NZCER Press 2009 Reviewed by Jeanette Clarkin- Phillips For all those involved in the induction and mentoring of new teachers…

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It’s the BES (and a must-read)

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

Called School Leadership and Student Outcomes: What Works and Why, the latest in the Best Evidence Synthesis series is running out the door like hot cakes. Almost 8,000 of the…

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Online networks can rock your world

By Sarah Jones 6 December, 2009

It all began through one teacher’s “personal learning network” (PLN)” a global community of professional educators, facilitated by IT. Going global Dorothy Burt, professional development facilitator at Point England School,…

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