Workload

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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Folded paper boats

Give peace a chance

By Melissa Schwalger 12 July, 2016

  Principals are great people managers. Good leaders have the support and trust of whānau and their working relationships with boards and staff are positive. But good relationships take time…

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Principal overload

By Jane Blaikie 11 November, 2015

It’s no surprise to read that more principals are resigning through stress, burnout and increased liability. The Minister/Ministry continues to run the line that superhero principals can overcome problems in society that…

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BTs bear the brunt of market failure

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2015

How does the brutal situation facing beginning teachers square with the stated aim of lifting teacher quality? A shortage of teachers may be looming in secondary schools, especially in maths…

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Special education – the real crisis

By Jane Blaikie 14 July, 2015

Wellington principal Mark Potter is mildly optimistic about the Update, in part because his school is already on the path that the latest revamp of the Ministry of Education’s Special…

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Keep it 5-star

By Jane Blaikie 2 January, 2014

Book your three-year-old into a high quality private ECE centre and it can cost $300 a week or more” over and above the “20 hours free”. Given that the take-home…

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Burnout? – act before it strikes

By Elizabeth Brown 21 September, 2009

Swamped? Exhausted? Awake nights with work on your mind? Fear you might walk out of the class one day, and keep on going? Burnout is marked by anxiety, tiredness, frustration,…

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