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Mauri ora model sees tamariki flourish

By Heni Collins 27 July, 2017

From a kaupapa Māori perspective, professional development for teachers on the topic “cultural responsiveness and relational pedagogy” is about mauri ora. When the mauri (inner spirit or life force) of…

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Raising an Inglewood citizen

By Kate Drury 27 July, 2017

Inglewood is a community in more than one sense of the word. People know each other like any other close-knit, mainly rural community but it is a community working together…

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Indian education centres help Dalit children

By Kate Drury 24 April, 2017

  Parents generally want a better life for their children than they had. And in India, this is no exception. NZEI Te Riu Roa executive officer Gina Lockyer and UnionAID…

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Resourcing, rights and behaviour management

By Debra Harrington 18 January, 2017

New guidelines and support for dealing with extreme behaviour have been released after revelations that some schools had been forcing challenging students into locked seclusion rooms. The guidelines were issued…

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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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The growing role of SENCOs and why it needs resourcing

By Debra Harrington 27 September, 2016

Carterton School parent Jayne Bryant has spent years tracking through the difficult and complex pathway of special education. Her son Liam, who’s now seven, suffers from epilepsy and is on…

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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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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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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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