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Alfroi with teacher Nisha Rani and early intervention teacher, Katherine Reilly

Early intervention: Yes please! But where’s the money?

By Melissa Schwalger 12 July, 2016

Figures bandied about by officials suggest that a $30,000 investment in early intervention education will save the government around $150,000 down the track. Yet officials are also clear that there…

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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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Two flipping good reads

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

Elwyn Richardson and the early world of creative education in New Zealand Margaret MacDonald NZCER Press It might not be orthodox to describe a book like this as “one that…

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Beginning Teacher Charter to launch

By Jane Blaikie 18 April, 2016

The charter sets out what new primary teachers can expect when they begin their careers. Schools will be invited to adopt the charter and identify themselves as good employers for…

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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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NZ a better Britain – for now

By David Bridson 30 January, 2016

The focus of this article is on national statutory assessment in England and is based on my experiences as a principal and teacher in both countries. From it, conclusions are…

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Smart practice with BTs

By Jane Blaikie 21 January, 2016

New teacher Melinda Clow speaks highly of the BT programme at Kauri Park. She came late to teaching, and even with a mother who had taught for 40 years, wasn’t…

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Learn (and learn to teach) a new language – for free

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2016

A free programme run through Auckland University enables teachers to boost their own and their students‘ language learning. Learn (or learn more) Chinese, Cook Islands Maori, French, German, Japanese, Niuean, Samoan,…

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Talk Korero Talk

By EA Staff 1 October, 2015

Institute of Professional Learning literacy facilitators Sandy Harrop and Lyn Pascoe realised, when in schools, that children aged five were arriving at school with insufficient school-useful vocabulary to allow them…

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