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Blog archives: September 2017

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.

Karl Vasau.

Our Niuean cultural experience


Karl Vasau, principal of Rowandale School in South Auckland, recently took some of his teachers to Niue to learn more about the language and culture. In this blog, Karl reflects on this cultural exchange and shares some activities that his school uses to promote the language and culture of Niue.

Professor Christine Rubie-Davies

Raising the bar with flexible grouping


Professor Christine Rubie-Davies, a leading researcher in the field of teacher expectations, is based at the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Education and Social Work. In this blog Christine challenges the practice of grouping students by ability, arguing that it constrains learning. Instead Christine recommends that teachers use flexible forms of grouping to ensure that all students are challenged and engaged.  

effective pedagogy
high expectations