Scholarship opportunities for New Zealand educators
Applications close soon for three Fulbright scholarships for teachers and education professionals.
Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards finalists named
Education Minister Hekia Parata says eleven entrants have been selected as finalists for the prestigious Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards.
Top teachers recognised
Five outstanding New Zealand teachers have been recognised at the 2014 ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (NEiTA).
2015 Prime Minister's Education Excellence Awards launched
*Education Minister Hekia Parata has launched the 2015 Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards, which recognise and celebrate excellence in teaching, leadership, community engagement and governance.*
Recognising New Zealand’s top tertiary educators
This year’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards saw a diverse range of tertiary educators recognised for their outstanding teaching efforts.
Blazing the trail for future Māori lawyers
Professor Jacinta Ruru (Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui, Pākehā) from the University of Otago’s Faculty of Law was presented with the Prime Minister’s Supreme Award for Tertiary Teaching Excellence by Rt Hon John Key at this year’s Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards. Here, she shares her thoughts with Education Review on what makes an effective tertiary educator.
In search of (more) excellent tertiary teachers
Ako Aotearoa’s JILL TANNER-LLOYD looks at what attributes are shared by the recipients of this year’s top national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards (TTEAs) in an effort to define what makes an excellent tertiary teacher.
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.
Born to teach
Metlifecare Senior New Zealander of the Year FRANCES DENZ has won awards for tertiary teaching excellence, yet she has never had any formal teacher education. Here, she shares why she believes great teachers can be born and not always made.
New publications showcase excellence in tertiary teaching
JILL TANNER-LLOYD and DR PETER COOLBEAR introduce the new teaching excellence publications developed by Ako Aotearoa’s Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence. They explain how the two-volume set captures the essence of New Zealand’s top tertiary teachers and their practice, and how these publications can support reflective practice for others wanting to add further value for their learners.
Awards: Do they really motivate teachers?
JUDE BARBACK considers whether the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards will help to raise student achievement as intended.
Second language immersion
French teacher STEPHEN GRIMWOOD shares the “excitement, learning, confusion, and chaos” of his five-week Language Immersion Award in Provence.
“Heroes in our society”: singing the praises of excellent tertiary teachers
The recipients of the 2013 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards prove that teaching excellence can benefit learners and strengthen communities.
A collaborative approach to student achievement
Principal WENDY KOFOED shares how a collaborative teaching inquiry model at Newmarket School is helping to raise achievement levels of Māori and Pasifika students.
From a distance
NZEI Study Award recipient BARBARA NELSON is completing a postgraduate diploma in educational administration and leadership via distance study. Education Review talks to the Massey student about the benefits and boundaries of distance learning.
Celebrating our best tertiary teachers
PETER COOLBEAR reflects on this year’s national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards – exploring how these exemplars of great teaching and learning can enhance the tertiary teaching profession in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Bonjour Kiwi Teachers!
Two New Zealand teachers and recipients of Language Immersion Awards share their different experiences in Montpellier, France.
Education Review asks Japanese teacher DEBRA ATKIN about her experience in Japan.
Two Fulbright Scholars are about to depart for the US to further their research into mathematics teaching.
Behind the Blogs
GUY MANCE kept two blogs to share the personal and educational realms of his experience teaching abroad in Belgium. Education Review meets the man behind the blogs, and his family.