Make yourself a cuppa and sit down to enjoy the Evaluation Associates | Te Huinga Kākākura Mātauranga blog library, a treasure trove of educational insights from our team.
We asked our team of over 50 education consultants what advice they’d give school leaders planning for school-wide PLD. Here’s their top six tips.
PLD consultant Heather Lewis shares strategies to help students build positive relationships with mathematics.
This blog describes how one secondary school is enacting the mantra that ‘every teacher is a teacher of literacy’.
Megan shares her insights about why and how leaders should make time for their own development as they plan their strategy for the year ahead.
Nadine has been supporting many schools to implement the Curriculum Progress Tools in reading, writing and maths over the past few years. She shares five ways the progression-based frameworks have improved teaching programmes and student learning outcomes.
Young Māori ākonga tell principals how they need to be supported. This is the first of several blogs focuses on the importance of correct pronunciation.
Across the country, school leaders are actively planning for their team’s professional learning and development (PLD) for the upcoming school year. Term three is where leaders work on their 2024 strategic plans, consider their budgets, and think about applying for Ministry-funded professional learning.
Leadership advisor Diana Peri shares ideas with beginning principals on nurturing a positive mindset to navigate the challenges that come with the role.
Evaluation can make a significant contribution to improving education outcomes. In this blog Dr Melanie Atkinson shares steps to build internal evaluative capability and practices within schools.
Saga reflects on her teaching practice and presents five key approaches for teachers to build learning-focused relationships with students.
Garry offers 8 tips to help you get the best out of e-asTTle script marking in the most efficient and professional way possible.
This is the third blog in Renée's critical thinking series. She explores the crucial role critical literacy and the inquiry practices of Aotearoa New Zealand’s histories curriculum play in the vision of the future.
Renée demonstrates critical thinking skills through different approaches providing insights on the impacts on learners in a classroom.
Amidst the global interest in AI and ChatGPT, this blog delves into why critical thinking is not just important but absolutely crucial for our learners and our society.
This blog explores the meaning of cultural competency in education and its impact on creating inclusive learning spaces for all ākonga.
As a principal advisor, Carolyn shares her insights on how principals find coherence and alignment at their work to ensure that ākonga learning and well-being remain the central focus.
Geoff reflects on what coaching for a school principal might look like.
A personal reflection on the last 40 years, the progress made and how we can build upon that.
Classroom teaching is exciting and challenging – especially when you are starting out on your journey. I remember my first class vividly, working furiously to try and be the best teacher I could be. I know how many hours I invested (with the support of a cracking mentor) to create what I thought to be a quality teaching and learning programme for my students.
Becoming a teacher is a life-long process of learning, noticing, sense-making, trial and error, juggling complex demands and a whole raft of other things - all done in a very public way! Pre-service training can be likened to ante-natal classes - it isn't until you are with that wee one at home without the experts alongside you that you begin to try and work out how to do this parenting thing. Beginning teachers enter that classroom and become responsible for shaping the minds of all those little learners sitting before them. Such an exciting time - but such an overwhelming role in its complexities. .
This quote from Malala Yousafzai encourages us that a secondary classroom teacher in any learning area can help to improve the reading and writing skills of their students.