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Answering the call to early childhood education

Education Review finds two people who have changed tack in their careers to retrain as early childhood educators and have never looked back.

Emerging from the mind lab

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.

Teach First NZ – one teacher’s reflection

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.

Faces of teacher education

Education Review asks VIVIENNE MACKISACK and TE MANAAROHA ROLLO how they found themselves in teacher education, and the joys and frustrations of working in this sector.

Research: the teacher expectation project

The Teacher Expectation Project arose from earlier work by CHRISTINE RUBIE-DAVIES. Here she discusses the research and how it reveals the impact that grouping students, class climate, and goal setting can have on achievement.

Experts and naturals: should we make the move to universal postgraduate ITE?

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.

Finding the best path to school-based teacher education

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 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?

Teacher shortage a result of rising house prices

The escalating cost of housing is affecting the supply of teachers in Auckland and other parts of the country.

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.
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