Category: Education

The Teacher Crisis as it is.

Recently there has been a lot in the media about teachers pay, and current issues in education. This was somewhat heightened by the August strike – the first primary teachers have been on since...

It’s Time to Teach Back Home

Great to see the NZ Government finally getting on board with the latest NZEI slogan “It’s time”. Of course, they tried to be cool with it, and put in a New Zullund accent in...

Sufferage: The Sideways Movement

This year we celebrate 125 years since the Women’s Suffrage movement. In New Zealand, Kate Sheppard lead the charge to get women the vote. “Speaking for a new generation, she argued, ‘We are tired...

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...