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.

NCEA review picking up pace

Education Minister CHRIS HIPKINS says the NCEA review is an opportunity to improve the assessment system.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Future-focused spaces for future-focused learners

It was Socrates who said, “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel”.

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.

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.
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