Critically Endangered: The Art of Teaching

Critically Endangered: The Art of Teaching

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In a time of evidence-based foci, teachers are required to ensure that the way in which they teach reflects practices associated with positive outcomes for kids. That best-practice is undertaken, and the ‘right’ way to teach is ensured. The ‘right’ way to run a reading...... Read more

Now What: Recovering from the Standards Era

Now What: Recovering from the Standards Era

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When the coalition government was confirmed last week, I joined with many of my teacher colleagues in a frenzy of jubilation and relief as we comprehended the significance of this outcome on the future of NZ education. One campaign promise, in particular – the abolishment of National...... Read more

In Defense of Parents

In Defense of Parents

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One of the biggest perceived barriers schools face when choosing to implement a learning through play approach is a fear of the response from their parent community. Many schools worry that their parents will believe that the school, in adopting play as the medium for which teaching and learning...... Read more