Kristin School teacher, NATHAN CALVERT was among the first 130 teachers to undertake The Mind Lab by Unitec’s Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice (Digital and Collaborative Learning). He was named as the winner of the NEXT Foundation Expert Teacher Award. Here, Education Review asks him about the award, the course and the future.
The Teach First NZ programme aims to tackle educational inequality by developing top graduates into educators who go on to teach in low decile schools. Teach First NZ teacher YOLANDE THOM reflects on her first year at a low decile Auckland secondary school.
As the Education Council prepares to take their pitch for a move to postgraduate ITE on the road, it seems inevitable that the proposal will get over the line.
Teacher education providers are increasing their collaboration with schools in different ways, but all reporting success. While clearly the way to go, resourcing remains a concern and Education Review questions whether there is room for a more unified approach among providers.
The Teachers Council reports good feedback from the newly implemented Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers and looks to the next steps.
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