Winter 2016

Three teachers from Raroa Intermediate School.

Workload: the problem is the problem (not you)  

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2016

[g1_block] Giveaway Win a Workplace Survey from NZCER, worth up to $500. Teachers fill in an anonymous, online survey. NZCER provides a report that indicates, among other things, the state…

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A tight piggy bank

Education reform: the new bulk-funding?  

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2016

The government is floating radical changes to school and ECE funding, including a new form of bulk-funding for schools, as part of its Education Funding Review. Last term, government invited…

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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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Keyboard

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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A Chromebook keyboard

Why Chromebooks?

By EA Staff 13 July, 2016

Chromebooks are fast becoming the most widely used digital device in schools. Here’s why: 1. Speed Academic learning time is a scarce resource, with little of it to waste waiting…

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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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P4CNZ

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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Anne with Sylvia at St Clair Beach, Dunedin

A tribute to Anne B Smith

By EA Staff 12 July, 2016

Anne was appointed as the inaugural Director of the Children’s Issues Centre (CIC) at the University of Otago in 1995. She was already a world-renowned academic and advocate in the…

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