Category: Education

CoL: Corruption on Learning

The next phase of the privatisation of the education system is in full swing, with a series of schools being lured by the promise of $365million into Communities of Learning. Although there was a...

Teacher Workload: After the Standards

There was a small sigh of relief when the Rt Hon. Chris Hipkins announced that National Standards were no longer a government requirement for primary schools to use. Okay; it was more of a...

Individual Testing is Killing Teaching

When I was at school, I can’t remember ever doing a one on one test with my teacher. I’m not saying it didn’t happen. I’m saying I don’t remember it. I do remember being...

Please Restrain Me

Seriously. The latest in Ministry bull-hockey is in full swing. Many teachers were somewhat perplexed at the latest heightening of the issue of restraint in schools, when the Ministry introduced a layer of bureaucracy...

Survey says teachers’ mental health declining

Original article: Survey says teachers’ mental health declining A long list of anxieties — around school budget cuts, bullying, coarse political discourse and the shaky status of immigrant students — is taking a toll on teachers,...