Feast or famine: the supply of new teachers

Is the current oversupply of new teachers being managed adequately? Or are we preparing for the next teacher shortage? JUDE BARBACK looks into the tricky business of predicting demand.

Teacher tips

Education Review asks four teachers from very different schools about what it’s really like to teach in their school.

One school’s journey to teacher wellbeing

IAN VICKERS discusses the importance of teachers looking after themselves and the benefits his school has seen from the introduction of a teacher wellbeing programme.

The teacher brain drain

Current oversupply of teachers is forcing new teacher graduates to consider looking for jobs overseas, but is teaching abroad all it’s cracked up to be?

Qualification necessary in ECE

A letter published in the New Zealand Herald some time ago conveyed the author’s sentiments effectively.

The role of the ECE teacher

How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?

Kiwi teachers abroad tell it like it is

JUDE BARBACK asks New Zealand teachers overseas the important questions about recruitment, money, family, culture, and teaching. Recruitment agent, Lauranne Croot, also shares her views.

Mentoring new teachers: putting the new guidelines into action

The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.

New teachers, listen up

An education lecturer, a researcher and a teacher who has recently completed her first year of teaching all give their tips on what new teachers should be prepared for in 2012.

The many faces of teaching

Education Review peeks through the doors of New Zealand classrooms to discover the many different pathways to becoming a teacher.
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