Student Voice Drives Change

Student Voice Drives Change

Student voice tell us who they need their teachers to be. Imagine the impact upon us if we were not able to form positive relationships with our teachers and if those relationships that we did form were mostly negative and even toxic. Yet that is what Maori and other...
Mathematics: Basic Facts are the Way Forward

Mathematics: Basic Facts are the Way Forward

Back to basics Do these sayings sound familiar? Do you cringe thinking back to timed tests we used to do at school? Test yourself now. You have 10 seconds only to give the answer to the following number sentences: 9 + 5 = 3 x 8 = 4 + 7 = 5 + 8 = 9 + 5 = 7 x 6 = 6 + 5...
Math Anxiety is Real: 5 Tips for Teachers

Math Anxiety is Real: 5 Tips for Teachers

“There is a huge elephant standing in most math classrooms: it is the idea that only some students can do well in math. Students believe it, parents believe it and teachers believe it. The myth that math is a gift that some studentsĀ haveĀ and some do not is one...