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The new technologies set to enter your classroom in 2018

From artificial intelligence to mixed reality, MEI LIN LOW shares the technologies we can expect to see more of in our classrooms this year.

Too soon to declare qualifications dead

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

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.

Inclusive education – where are we going wrong?

New Zealand has one of the most inclusive education systems in the world. Research shows we are better at including students with special educational needs in mainstream classrooms than most other countries. Yet the stats, international assessment rankings and anecdotal evidence show that we’re not so crash-hot when it comes to meeting the needs of our priority learners and our students with special educational needs. JUDE BARBACK asks why.

Te Reo’s doubtful future and the prospect of compulsion

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

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.

Doing something about dyslexia

The Government is poised to make changes to provide better screening and support for children with dyslexia, reports JODY HOPKINSON.

Finding the Tarawera Way

Tarawera High School principal Helen Tuhoro shares with JUDE BARBACK the remarkable story of how the school’s transformation is turning things around for the students and whānau of Kawerau.

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.

Overseas education experts to hit NZ shores in 2018

Kiwi teachers will have the chance this year to learn about an internationally acclaimed whole school approach to wellbeing and positive behaviour.
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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.

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