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Science takes aim at "learning styles"

By Elizabeth McLeod 18 July, 2013

Key points Neuroscientists say “learning styles” in students are just another “neuromyth”. But good teachers do use them, and related techniques, as a lead-in to reflective and responsive practice. Take…

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Christchurch – down but not out

By Michelle Nixon 18 July, 2013

But that doesn’t seem to have figured in Education Minister Hekia Parata’s decision to cut off life support for at least a dozen communities, and there are fears it will…

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Christchurch unites to save schools

By Michelle Nixon 7 January, 2013

The 11,000-signature NZEI petition calls for a halt to the plans and urges the government to listen to Christchurch and refocus on quality education. The plan to close or merge…

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The real deal on decile funding – rich kids still get more

By Jane Blaikie 27 October, 2012

Key points Decile funding is not enough to close the gap between rich and poor students. “Parent help” in a low decile schools is just as likely to mean the…

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Don't fence them in

By Sarah Jones 27 October, 2012

[g1_row type=”default” color=”none” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none” padding_bottom=”3rem” padding_top=”4.5rem”] [g1_1of1] Key points Open-plan learning spaces, with the pedagogy to match, are driving learning innovation in New Zealand schools. The…

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I Love Learning

By Jane Blaikie 27 October, 2012

Students from all around the country uploaded more than 2000 artworks to the “I Love Learning” website. [g1_row type=”default” color=”none” background_repeat=”repeat” background_position=”center top” background_attachment=”static” background_scroll=”none” padding_bottom=”3rem” padding_top=”4.5rem”] [g1_1of1] Students from…

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Southern champ loved school

By Jane Blaikie 29 January, 2010

[g1_quote author_name=”Alison Shanks” hide_author_image=”none” author_description=”Champion cyclist” author_description_format=”%link%” align=”right” size=”s” style=”solid” template=”01″] It’s all about positive encouragement – and trying all sports. You don’t have to be in your sport at…

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Splendid Isolation

By Elizabeth Brown 6 December, 2009

Ask Te Hapua principal Rawiri Wihapi what the worst thing about isolation is and he says “power cuts”. Ask him what the best thing is and he says, “Just look…

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