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Language teaching 'archaic' - academic

Peter Coats and Michelle Kong New Zealanders are dropping well below global levels of bilingualism, the consequences of which could be significant, an academic warns.

Mentor approach raises questions

Classroom, students, pupils, teaching, school OPINION: The Government has a lot of work to do to convince teachers its new I scheme is a magic bullet, writes NZEI National Secretary Paul Goulter.

Marc Ellis makes a leap

marc ellis Former student Marc Ellis has returned to Wellesley College to celebrate its centenary.

Swimmer dips her toe in business world

Amaka Gessler Olympic swimmer Amaka Gessler is climbing out of the pool and into the business world.

Classes preserve Hindi

Geeta Lata  Ravikash Prasad A push to teach Hindi in schools is designed to keep the language and culture alive among the descendants of migrants.

Teaching is my theatre

classroom Eve McSoriley says teaching is great, but you need a sense of humour if you're going to get through.

A very steep learning curve

Costas Thrasyvoulou is nearly finished his teacher training and says it's the toughest thing he has done.

No breaks for teachers

We are about the children

Funding 'pitiful' for school with needs

Linda Munkowits A tight budget hasn't stopped Manuka Primary School in Auckland from enrolling more special needs children.

Principal a fan of standards

The principal of Elm Park School is a fan of publishing her school's National Standards results.

The ambulance at the top of the cliff

Govt doesn't count 'miracles'

School sets its own standards

Waerenga School's principal puts its success down to involving parents in their children's learning and targeting kids who are slipping behind.

IT 'geeks' have the last laugh

keyboard You might be called a computer nerd, but the odds are stacked in your favour for getting a job, and a well-paying one at that.

IT industy offers rich rewards

Smart with numbers? Good with technology? The IT and tech industries await your call.

Fun to be had with 'nerd' study

Advice on working in IT

What it's like working in IT

Jonathan Eagle is a developer at tech firm Fronde. He talks about what his job involves and why he likes it.