Tagged: media

The Cost of Free Education

Families struggle to afford the rising cost of back-to-school requirements Free Education Firstly, I want to point out that this is purely my thoughts on this, and only using my view as a teacher...

Teachers with Mental illness investigated

Firstly; I’m a teacher. Secondly; I suffer from depression. Thirdly; I’m a teacher with depression. Yes; every part of my life is affected by my mental illness. That does not stop me from being...

No to League Tables

“Have we introduced league tables? No.”┬áHekia Parata said this in a meeting at a school as she rattled off a number of things ‘scaremongers’ had said would happen in regards to GERM. This included...

Ministry website ‘gold-plated’?

The Ministry of Education has spent a whopping $1.2million on a new website. Source: Ministry website ‘gold-plated’? I am dumbfounded. Absolutely speechless. For once, two of my main passions collide for the first time...

Picture Books and Literacy Learning

Picture Books and Literacy Learning

I was perplexed, astonished, gobsmacked, and bewildered when I read this article this morning. Picture books hurt reading, says linguist Pamela Protheroe Read Article – Stuff.co.nz There are very few words I can say...