Magazine

Pedagogies of hope; dialogical professional development

By Jane Blaikie 1 April, 2015

Introduction Students in poverty often do not reach their potential in New Zealand’s education system; this is largely due to reasons outside of schools’ control (see Snook and O’Neill chapter).…

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Educators scramble to replace library services

By Diana Clement 30 March, 2015

The National Library says that class sets of books will no longer be available to individual teachers. Instead it will provide “sets of high quality, curated curriculum topic resources for…

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Antidotes to anxiety

By Michelle Nixon 30 March, 2015

More and more New Zealand children are being prescribed medication for anxiety disorders, and many remain undiagnosed. – Michelle Nixon reports.   Up to 10-12 percent of children may be…

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Money, money, money

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Teachers are happy to do it, says Auckland principal Malcolm Milner, it’s just the kind of people they are and the kind of people you want to have in teaching.…

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Modern learning environments

By Diana Clement 20 January, 2015

They’re all the rage “you know”: modern learning environments (MLEs), that is. But are the benefits proven or unproven? Is the MLE a modern-day version of the Emperor’s New Clothes?…

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Support staff: This is about you

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Support staff stars Alison Gray and Bonnie Campbell kick off the year with a To Do list for support staff members on how to jump start their careers. 1. Job…

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Someone needs to learn their ABCs

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

In 2008, the Australian government paid out $A22m when the ABC chain of centres collapsed. The banks reportedly lost over $1 billion and hundreds of staff lost their jobs. ABC…

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Never say never

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Green’s earliest memories centre on the sheer joy of her first day at school. She can’t remember much else before then. Her five younger brothers, however, do remember being lined…

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Victory comes from standing strong

By Jane Blaikie 20 January, 2015

Members ended last year on a high, thanks to a new agreement with the Ministry of Education prompted by a firm rejection of the flawed Investing in Educational Success scheme.…

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IES: we already have clusters

By Michelle Nixon 7 October, 2014

Pinehaven School principal Kaylene Macnee says there’s not a lot of support necessary to have cluster group meetings. “It’s just the will, if you’ve got something there to model it…

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