Professional Development

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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250 minutes of release time – a week

By Jane Blaikie 6 October, 2016

“The landscape here really isn’t red or orange,” says principal Steve Berezowski (right), who last term was the guinea pig in a new principal exchange programme. He swapped his 540-student…

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Te Mata teachers peak on performance

By Debra Harrington 27 September, 2016

New entrants’ teacher Brenda Skelton was gutted to find that she was the only one of her teaching colleagues who failed to get ACET registration two years ago. Along with…

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Primary teachers in Auckland attended a korero with scientists

Kōrero with Scientists: Quality PLD for early childhood and primary teachers

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2016

Abstract Efforts by a partnership between the MacDiarmid Institute and NZEI Te Riu Roa to develop more effective ways of delivering science professional learning to teachers have identified key issues.…

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Favourite apps for educators and students

By Diana Clement 13 July, 2016

Behaviour management app ClassDojo is a favourite at Koputaroa School, says teacher Becky Ward. Each child is assigned a profile, chooses an avatar, and earns or loses points called “dojos”…

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School gardeners at work in the garden

Grow plants from seed in ECE and schools!

By EA Staff 13 July, 2016

Long time supporters of children gardening, Kings Seeds are the go-to gurus when it comes to growing a great garden from seed and after 17 years in the business they…

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Philosophical Inquiry in the Classroom

By EA Staff 13 July, 2016

Every teacher has a wish list of the things they really want for their students. Such a list might include: deeper and more critical thinking; the ability to articulate and…

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On the wings of TPDL  

By EA Staff 13 July, 2016

They lived with locals, visited schools in Nouméa and in rural New Caledonia, learnt to cook a ‘bougna’, attended community events, and even gave speeches to education authorities in French.…

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Competing ideas led to conflict

By EA Staff 12 July, 2016

 Ka Ngaro Te Reo: Māori language under siege in the 19th century Paul Moon Otago University Press In the early part of the nineteenth century, te reo was the main…

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Students and teacher Rachel Foster delight in their e-portfolios

 The best and best of e-Portfolios

By Diana Clement 12 July, 2016

Above: Students and teacher Rachel Foster at City Kids in Wellington delight in their e-portfolios Software such as Blogger from Google, Microsoft’s Sway and smaller e-portfolio suites such as Storypark,…

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