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Today I went along to the teacher’s strike action in Christchurch. There were some interesting speeches whose content I’ll talk about another time but I joined the throng of people as we wandered down through town to stand before the Ministry of Education building. Along...
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MP tells 'undervalued' teacher to look for a new jobHave to say, Wairarapa MP Alastair Scott is spot on. If you don't like the terms your employer is offering you after negotiation talks, then leave.If you still want to be involved in the lives of children and education ther...
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Over the last while I’ve been heading down to a playground here in Christchurch and interviewing the parents down there about their views on education. In particular, I asked about their thoughts on the upcoming teacher strike in response to the ‘education crisis’, as ...
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“Hi Tim, and what have you got for lunch? Just that packet of chips?”“Yes.”“No, fruit or sandwiches or anything? Oh, you’ve got a sandwich!”“But I don’t like peanut butter.”“Have you talked with your parents about this?” In my time as a teacher, I obs...
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Helicopter Parenting

April 30, 2019
A fascinating recent article here titled; Helicopter parenting works, but is it worth the price? Yes, it is true. Statistically speaking the higher the qualification, the higher the person's income. But the real question is why? Unless you understand the mechanics of how the...
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A desperate plea from the parent of special needs child: we’re at our wit’s end For those of you unfamiliar with New Zealand law, it is the Ministry of Education’s responsibility, not the parent’s responsibility, to provide children with an education."I find it hard ...
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