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Enhancing the relevance of new learning

Enhancing the relevance of new learning | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
It is not surprising to see relevance of learning in the effective pedagogy section of the New Zealand Curriculum. A lot of research was undertaken in the 1990’s in New Zealand on this and hence teachers in New Zealand have long discussed how relevant and meaningful learning will increase interest, engagement and motivation for learners.…
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School students want passionate teachers and to be taught life skills, report finds | Stuff.co.nz

School students want passionate teachers and to be taught life skills, report finds | Stuff.co.nz | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
A series of reports, sent to Education Minister Chris Hipkins, shows what kids want from school.
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Education pushed right-backward or left-forward –

Education pushed right-backward or left-forward – | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
In New Zealand, the new Labour government and it's education secretary, Chris Hipkins, are reviewing significant elements in the education system and promising an overhaul. This has excited both conservative and liberal reformers and I thought I'd look at the debate through a review of two recent papers, one from each reform camp. Paper 1: SPOILED…
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The Joy of Kretchmar –

The Joy of Kretchmar – | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
Each one of us who joins #Physed Twitter is in search of something. For one it may be resources, for another, it is new ideas. Some come seeking a community of practice they don't have in their own school. Others are not sure what they are seeking for so tend to lurk, waiting in hope, that…
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10 steps to climb out from education’s silos –

10 steps to climb out from education’s silos – | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
In New Zealand we do a number of things differently from the rest of the world. We like to elect female prime ministers under the age of 40, we run the most future-ready education system in the world, but most confusing of all, we start our school year in February and end it in time…
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NCEA - we need to review our mindset first

NCEA - we need to review our mindset first | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
On Friday I attended a NZQA Principal's Nominee (PN) Seminar that happens every year. Based on past experience I had braced myself fo
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Auckland high-school teacher shortage tipped to hit 3000 by 2027

Auckland high-school teacher shortage tipped to hit 3000 by 2027 | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
Top secondary teachers' pay scale would have to jump 36 per cent to restore real 1979 pay.
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Dozens of human corpses to be on display in Auckland in Body Worlds show

Dozens of human corpses to be on display in Auckland in Body Worlds show | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
Curious about cadavers? April is your chance to see them up close.
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The PE Playbook – January 2018 Edition –

The PE Playbook – January 2018 Edition – | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
Blogger of the Month Stuart McMillan is a professional strength and conditioning coach who mainly focuses on working with sprint athletes. Stuart blogs at McMilliamSpeed on a wide range of topics; anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, philosophy,  leadership, psychology. The list goes on. What I like about Stuart is that he is willing to go beyond his own…
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Creating a Supportive Learning Environment

Creating a Supportive Learning Environment | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
It’s the start of another school year and we are running around organising getting to know you type activities, collaborating on class rules etc. Why? we are people and people like to make connections with others.  because research has proven that creating a supportive learning environment has a positive impact on student learning. This is…
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The tide is turning on the dreaded drudge of homework | Stuff.co.nz

The tide is turning on the dreaded drudge of homework | Stuff.co.nz | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
When Neill O'Reilly stopped giving out homework, grateful parents stopped him at the school gate to shake his hand.
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Can schools make students value … anything! –

Can schools make students value … anything! – | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
"Knowing is not doing" -Dr. Shimi Kang Question 1: Would you like a Big Mac or Bean & avocado salad? I teach teenagers and you'd probably guess successfully which is the more common answer my students give to this simple choice. Question 2: Which is better for your body and brain? I can confirm from…
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Share this poster and support multi-sport for kids

Share this poster and support multi-sport for kids | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
The multi-sport approach to kids youth sports and physical literacy means that kids should try as many different sports and activities as possible before their teen years.
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Education Minister's overhaul of schools will include the role of boards of trustees | Stuff.co.nz

Education Minister's overhaul of schools will include the role of boards of trustees | Stuff.co.nz | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
Everything including the role of school boards of trustees is up for review.
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Children will suffer if New Zealand's teacher shortage isn't addressed | Stuff.co.nz

Children will suffer if New Zealand's teacher shortage isn't addressed | Stuff.co.nz | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
OPINION: If NZ's teaching profession remains in crisis, it is our children who will suffer.
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Is your School an X or Why School? –

Is your School an X or Why School? – | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
At 8:30am in the morning, I was helping to lead a school full of very passionate teachers concerned about the successful completion of thousands of lessons that were about to take place. We were about to ring the bell and start our timetable. Students were rushing to the tuck-shop for last minute breakfast, teachers were…
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Providing Sufficient Opportunities to Learn

Providing Sufficient Opportunities to Learn | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
This is the 3rd post in a series exploring what the New Zealand Curriculum says is effective pedagogy. The first posts were about Creating a Supportive Learning Environment and Making Connections to Prior Learning and Experience. Now that we know our students and where their knowledge is at, we can think about our learning design.…
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3 Simple Ways to Differentiate Instruction in Any Class

3 Simple Ways to Differentiate Instruction in Any Class | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
The preference for our society, if we really want to be effective, is to teach so that they learn, not merely present curriculum and document deficiencies or meeting standards or not. I might teach the
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Update on NCEA at HPSS (and introducing the HPSS Qualification Programme)

Update on NCEA at HPSS (and introducing the HPSS Qualification Programme) | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
How NCEA works (from NZQA website) Each year, students study a number of courses or subjects. In each subject, skills and knowledg
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Government to announce education reforms on a scale not seen since 1989 | Stuff.co.nz

Government to announce education reforms on a scale not seen since 1989 | Stuff.co.nz | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
Education system known as Tomorrow's Schools, introduced in 1989, will soon be a thing of the past.
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Making Connections to Prior Learning and Experience

Making Connections to Prior Learning and Experience | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
It’s Week 2 of the school year. We have set up a supportive learning environment so next we go about finding out what students already know. This will include results from last year, other data we can access but will also likely include other in-class activities. We already have our curriculum and course guides in…
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Our bodies could be upgraded with robotic parts by 2070 | Daily

Our bodies could be upgraded with robotic parts by 2070 | Daily | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
Brighton-based robotics journalist and expert Chris Middleton says we're not far from a future where anyone can buy upgraded body parts that provide superhuman powers.
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Episode 101 - Exploring the Research with Julia Sargent - The P.E Geek

Episode 101 - Exploring the Research with Julia Sargent - The P.E Geek | Teaching and Learning PD | Scoop.it
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