North-East Teachers are Key

North-East Teachers are Key

The key to the success of North-East schools are North-East teachers. These are those teachers, who by a special combination of skills in creating relationships, interacting within these relationships, and monitoring the learning of their students, are able to...
Leadership in North-East Schools

Leadership in North-East Schools

North-East teachers are supported by North-East leaders in North-East schools. North-East schools are those where all students are successful. To do so, North-East schools support and focus on those students who have been traditionally marginalised by ineffective...
A Spotlight on Inequity

A Spotlight on Inequity

One of the major questions facing us in education is why educational ‘failure’ and ‘success’  often appears to be differentiated along ethnic, gender, socio-economic and/or racial lines rather than what is commonly expected; outcomes being determined by individual...
Teaching to the North-East

Teaching to the North-East

Educators need to address educational inequalities by including those currently marginalised from the benefits of education into the conversation that is learning.  Educators can do this by creating extended family-like contexts for learning in classrooms and learning...
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...