All schools experience underachievement in some measure, but there are good strategies to prevent this from happening and these can be found in the recently published book by Dr Leonard Restall, which is suitable for teachers, students and parents.
It is based on his research and 40 years of teaching experience.
Details can be obtained from Dr Leonard Restall; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications invited from women who have connections with Franklin or who have a past or present residence in Franklin, who are undertaking a course at a university, polytechnic or college of education in New Zealand or re-training following an absence from employment.
Applications close 18 January 2019.
Application form, conditions and criteria available from our webpage www.bpwfranklin.org.nz or from email@example.com.
Facebook: Business and Professional Women BPW Franklin.
Fantastic international science opportunities for Y12 and Y13 students are being offered by Royal Society Te Apārangi in 2019.
Applicants must be in Y12 or Y13.
Applicants must be either a NZ citizen or permanent resident of NZ.
Applicants must be studying at least two science subjects and gaining at least a merit grade in their science subjects.
Applicants should be involved in a school leadership activity or contributing to the community in some way.
Applicants must be very good communicators.
Further information visit :https://royalsociety.org.nz/what-we-do/funds-and-opportunities/talented-school-students-travel-award/2018-international-science-opportunities-for-year-12-and-year-13-students.
Applications close Thursday 14 March 2019.
Creating a New Success: National Kāhui Ako and School Leaders' Forum.
Be on the front-edge of the wave; step back, reflect and adapt as we progress further into the 21st century.
DON'T miss this opportunity to engage with Charles Fadel, global education leader and Harvard scholar, about ‘Relevant Learning Competencies for better futures.’
When: 6–7 March 2019, 9.30am-3.30pm.
Where: Sancta Maria College Hall, Auckland.
• Early-bird before 20 December 2018, $250 +GST
• After 20 December price $300 + GST.
More info here http://bit.ly/createanewsuccess; email
Contact Brian Annan (021) 659302 or Mary Wootton (021)140 0053.
Do you teach Y7–13 students?
YRE Litter Less New Zealand is a national enviro-journalism education programme that gives young people the opportunity to be part of the solution by producing creative and engaging environmental journalism.
Participants investigate and report on environmental issues relating to litter, and propose solutions by using video, photography or writing.
Students submit their projects to the national competition in August to win fantastic prizes.
The competition is open to students aged 11–18 years who attend a school that is registered for the YRE programme.
Find out more at www.yre.org.nz.
If you are a graduate teacher and your school/kura is eligible under the Voluntary Bonding Scheme, you could receive payments of at least $10,500.
Find out more on the TeachNZ website.
Registrations are open for the February 2019 course in Auckland. This 10-day course will lay the foundations for Magda Gerber's Educaring® Approach (RIE®). The course covers natural motor development, creating infant and toddler environments, exploring a curriculum for infants and toddlers, parenting matters and sensitive observation skills. This is a small group learning environment.
Edukits has invented and created an Android phone app to make things easier and on hand for everyone.
It is preloaded with help numbers for different needs and age levels (emergencies, Kidsline, Youthline, suicide crisis, etc) so people can call for help at the touch of a button.
It is completely FREE and without adverts, pop-ups, tracking or obligations.
More can be seen including a tutorial on our download page: https://edukits.co.nz/app1/index.html.
Nominations are now open for the Teaching Council elections in March.
Nominations close 25 January.
Teaching Council deputy chief executive Lesley Hoskin says apart from thinking about who to nominate there are two important things teachers can do to ensure the election process runs smoothly.
*Make sure the Teaching Council has an up-to-date email address so you can vote electronically.
*Make sure your practising certificate is up-to-date, or you have a Limited Authority to Teach, so you’re eligible to vote.
“Eligibility rules are slightly different for teacher educators and EC leaders–check Council website regular updates on the elections.”
Every single day educators across the country work together to create brighter futures for New Zealand’s children and young people. Entering the Prime Minister’s Education Excellence Awards is a chance to share your story and celebrate your achievements.
We listened to your feedback and made changes around the timing of the Awards opening and closing dates.
The Awards will now open for entries on 25 February and close 5 April 2019.
Visit pmawards.education.govt.nz for more information about the unique benefits of entering the Awards.
Keep an eye on the website for the other changes we’re making.
The annual general meeting of the National Association of Resource Teachers Advisory Māori (NARTAM), will be held at 2pm, Monday 18 March 2019, at Arahura Marae, Hokitika.
Agenda details are available from the Secretary, Neta Worsley, ph (027) 246 6886 or (06) 844 6600, Tamatea High School, Napier.