Tagged: student

Academic or Mechanic?

The old smell of oil, diesel and grease fills the nose. The hunched over worker looks sideways from under the hood of a new Mercedes Benz and sighs with disappointment at the new arrival...

Lend me your pencils

As the new year begins, I have begun to prepare for the first day back at school, and the remainder of the term, and year. One thing that has always plagued my classroom has...

Inherit Racism in NZ Education

Time and time again, we are told about the ‘long tail of underachievement’ and the hideously stereotyped over representation of Māori students within it. And because there is a ‘problem’, it seems that everyone...

BYOD – Bring Your Own Distraction

BYOD – standing for Bring Your Own Device, has been around for a while now; ever since schools opened up their networks and went wireless, students and teachers alike have been able to access...