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This blog contains many ideas and resources for talking about the curriculum in your school. Click on the find more link to see the full blog posts.

Rob Posthumus.

Innovative learning environments and student agency

06/11/18

Rob Posthumus, principal of Hurupaki School, shares the findings of her recent sabbatical where she investigated systems of innovative learning environments (ILE) that maximise student agency and self regulation.

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Greg Fenton, principal of Havelock North High School.

Lifelong learners at Havelock North High

18/09/18

Greg Fenton, principal of Havelock North High School, shares some of the highlights from his recent sabbatical where he explored how to further engage students in lifelong learning.

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curriculum design and review
key competencies
Ma’ata Fusitu’a.

Tongan language, culture, and identity

23/08/18

Ma’ata Fusitu’a is a teacher of the Tongan language at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate in South Auckland. In this blog Ma’ata explains some important aspects of Tongan family life and culture and offers some suggestions on how we can support Tongan language and culture in our schools and classrooms.

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Bede Gilmore, principal of Winchester School.

Developing a local curriculum

30/07/18

In this blog, Bede Gilmore, principal of Winchester School in Palmerston North, outlines some of the processes undertaken, and explains some of the decisions made, when reviewing their school curriculum with their community.

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David Schaumann.

Focusing on the key competencies

09/07/18

David Schaumann, Head of English at John McGlashan College, shares his research into the use of key competencies as key motivators for changing the culture of students’ credit counting.

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Child playing with blocks.

Connections between the NZC and Te Whāriki – Part 2

25/06/18

In this blog, the second of a two part series, we continue to investigate the connections between The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Whāriki to better support children’s learning as they transition from early childhood education into primary school.

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Exploring the connections between the NZC and Te Whāriki – Part 1

21/06/18

In this blog, the first of a two part series, we explore the connections between The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Whāriki to better support children’s learning as they transition from early childhood education into primary school.

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Students and teacher.

Education matters to me: Key insights

22/05/18

NZC Online unpacks the six key insights from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner and the NZ School Trustees Association, Education Matters to Me: Key Insights (January 2018).

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Gaylene Hill, principal Linden School.

Engaging and empowering urbanised Māori

26/03/18

Gaylene Hill is the principal of Linden School. In this blog Gaylene shares highlights of her recent sabbatical where she investigated ways to engage and empower Māori students and their whānau.

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Rowan Taigel, DP Otago Girls' High School.

Spiralling into collaboration at Otago Girls' High School

20/02/18

Rowan Taigel is the Deputy Principal at Otago Girls' High School. In this blog Rowan shares her knowledge around collaborative spirals of inquiry drawing on her journey leading this framework at her school.

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