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Losing the battle: The desperate need for more mental health funding in schools

ROWAN EDWARDS says we urgently need to increase funding for mental health services at primary and intermediate schools.

Bridging the gap between research and practice in education

Teachers’ access to reliable, relevant and actionable research will get a boost in February with the launch of a new digital platform offering free, easy-to-access resources that enhance their classroom practice.

What can new teachers expect in 2018?

JAY ALLNUTT discusses the current key trends affecting education in New Zealand and the impacts that these have on teaching, learning and schools.

Buried in paperwork

It’s thought to be one of the biggest complaints teachers make: too much paperwork. But what exactly does this mean? Marking and moderation is only the beginning, writes MELISSA WASTNEY.

Too soon to declare qualifications dead

ROGER SMYTH tempers suggestions that qualifications are dead with some compelling evidence.

Should we make way for the teacherbots?

Will teacherbots applied with artificial intelligence be doing our job one day? Will they do it better than us? JUDE BARBACK takes stock of some of the recent thinking around the future of education.

Educating teachers for a complex world

Two recent reports focus on newly graduated teachers and how they fare in the classroom. MELISSA WASTNEY talks to two leaders of teacher education programmes about the consistency of teacher training across the country.

Are we coding for coding’s sake?

More and more Kiwi kids are learning to code, but are teachers empowering their students to think critically and solve problems, or just introducing them to the latest tech fad? By JUDE BARBACK.

How important are school pools?

MELISSA WASTNEY asks how the phasing out of swimming pools in our schools is affecting young New Zealanders, and what is involved in keeping school pools open.

Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

Professor PAUL MOON says making Te Reo compulsory in schools is not the answer.
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