Autumn 2016

eLearning in kura – Ka rawe!

By Jane Blaikie 21 April, 2016

So say academics and teachers. In fact, turn it around and say what’s good for Māori learners is usually good for all learners, says Cath Rau, chair at Kia Ata…

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Stretch the envelope!

By Debra Harrington 21 April, 2016

“James and I have the same dopey sense of humour,” says Te Atatu Intermediate School Principal Noelle Fletcher as she and Arohanui School principal James Le Marquand attempt to explain…

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Ngahere Tamariki – Children of the forest

By Melissa Schwalger 20 April, 2016

A four-year-old girl scrambles to the top of a steep, slippery slope, her face flushed with triumph. Just 20 minutes earlier, she had been clinging to a tree root at…

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Oops, but the jobs won’t be there

By Jane Blaikie 20 April, 2016

What does it mean for educators when large numbers of students are looking at a lifetime of low-wage jobs ? What does it mean for education? Professor Hugh Lauder explains…

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New Ed Act: political leadership crucial 

By Jane Blaikie 19 April, 2016

Consultation on the government’s proposals to “update” the Education Act generated a whopping 1800 submissions – with two-thirds coming from educators. Frequently mentioned goals for education in the submissions included:…

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Rising to the challenge of system change

By Jane Blaikie 19 April, 2016

Changing times – Paul Goulter With the constant swirl in education it can be difficult to get a frame of how it all fits together. At a government level, there…

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Families are learning that not all ECE services are safe 

By Jane Blaikie 19 April, 2016

Another ERO report confirms what most in the sector already know – that problems of poor quality are endemic.  The new report, Meeting requirements for children’s safety and wellbeing in…

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It’s time to LEAD (or be led)

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

NZEI Te Riu Roa President Louise Green Every member is a leader in their day-to-day work, but now ‘Leadership’ is back on the government’s agenda, and it’s crucial the sector…

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Grassroots: where the best change happens

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

Pizza evening PD and bus tours for ECE members and new educators to see a variety of practice – NZEI Te Riu Roa branches and area councils are sharpening up…

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Letters to the Editor

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

The wealth of experience Every year, NZEI Te Riu Roa sees a number of its members retire from the  educaton service. They take with them a wealth of knowledge, experience…

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