ASSIGNMENT:

Why did you become a teacher?

Last updated 11:42 14/05/2013
David Wynyard
JOHN KIRK-ANDERSON/Fairfax NZ
IMPORTANT ROLE: David Wynyard while completing his practical teaching training.

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Which of cricket's shortest formats do you prefer? How do you protect your kids online? Should grandparents get paid for childcare? Your 'only in New Zealand' moments How can we stop the lonely struggling in silence? How do you manage your children's screen time? Your comfort food recipes Are you a survivor of teen addiction? Is supersized Super Rugby 'a total mess'? Should Kiwis have the right to die with 'dignity'?

As Novopay issues plague the education community, debate rages over class sizes and the Government faces controversy over national standards data, we want to put the focus back in to the classroom and to the dedicated men and women who hold our children's futures in their hands.

What motivates you as a teacher to get back in the classroom despite all these issues? What are your joys and your frustrations? Tell us about some of the moments that have made it all worthwhile, or made you reconsider.

We'd love to have some stories from teachers, created by them and with the children in their schools. It could be a video story or a written piece with some lovely photos from your school... join our assignment by hitting the green button.


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