Spring 2015

The fight for communities of learning  

By Jane Blaikie 3 October, 2015

NZEI Te Riu Roa Joint Initiative Working Party explain why they are in the fight for communities of learning and how they are different [g1_row] [g1_1of3] Achieving the dream The…

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The revolution will be screened

By Jane Blaikie 3 October, 2015

Have your say on digital technologies in the NZ Curriculum [g1_row color=”dark-light” background_color=”#63cabf” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center center” background_attachment=”static” padding_top=”20″ padding_bottom=”20″ mobile_padding_top=”10″ mobile_padding_bottom=”10″ type=”default”] [g1_1of1 valign=”top” color=”dark-light” background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none”…

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Success against GERM, for now

By EA Staff 1 October, 2015

If anybody in the field of education can own to 15 minutes of fame it’s Sir Ken Robinson. His 2006 TED talk on how modern schooling kills creativity has become…

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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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Conversational classrooms

By Jannie van Hees 1 October, 2015

You might have discussed in recent times with your teaching and educational colleagues, or with your students’ family members, or with your contacts in the community, a concern about the…

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Support staff conference success

By EA Staff 1 October, 2015

Support staff members met at conferences in Auckland, Palmerston North and Christchurch over the winter. “They were an amazing opportunity for professional development and to shape ongoing careerpath development work,…

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Beyond the Bubble Test

By EA Staff 1 October, 2015

This edited work draws together research on performance assessment as an alternative to the multiple choice tests used widely in the USA. Performance assessment is defined as “authentic assessments that…

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The Orwellian world of cultural competency

By Heni Collins 1 October, 2015

Maori, Pacific and Pakeha teachers are calling on government to back up the rhetoric with funding and commitment. The doublespeak is wearing thin. Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013-2017, the…

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Keep learning alive with art and music  

By Diana Clement 1 October, 2015

Dance, drama, music and visual arts – are all important for engaging learners. They also boost learning in literacy, numeracy, critical thinking and problem-solving. Yet the arts are being squeezed,…

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Vision, hard work, hope – and a community of learning

By Jane Blaikie 1 October, 2015

Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour Kate Endri with children who are transitioning into school in Upper Hutt. She’s hopeful Communities of Learning will speed up work on better transitions.…

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