How can students own their learning with critical thinking activities they’ll really love? Allowing our students to take stands on issues that matter to them engages the classroom in a way that fosters great critical thinking. Who? What? Why? When? Where? How? When they can relate these questions to themselves and exercise personal self-reflection, we build community and “heart-centered” lea . . . more
School leaders and teachers use Overall Teacher Judgments to inform future teaching and learning, to report to students, parents, families and whanau about students progress in relation to the National Standards, and to inform decision making about the effective use of resources. Moderation is the process of teachers sharing their expectations and understandings of standards with each other in ord . . . more
Doodling in class is traditionally frowned upon by teachers, but it could be the key to success, an international author says. Patti Dobrowolski, a United States-based consultant and author, made the claim during the New Zealand Principals' Federation Conferenc . . . more
The greatest asset in New Zealand’s education system is teachers. Teacher salaries make up the bulk of education spend, and teachers are the most important factor for student achievement and development. Thus New Zealand must design policies that attract the best and brightest into the teaching profession, and design attractive career structures so that teachers can develop their full pot . . . more
The New Zealand Walking Access Commission has developed an online learning environment called Both Sides of the Fence (www.bothsidesofthefence.org.nz) to help teachers engage and educate students about accessing the outdoors responsibly and the value of outdoor access.
Both Sides of the Fence is a free, enquiry-based, digital resource for primary and intermediate school students and their teacher . . . more
The Reading Together Programme is a research-based workshop programme for teachers, parents and children. It helps parents to support their children's reading at home more effectively. The programme, which was developed by Jeanne Biddulph in 1982 as an action-research project at the University of Canterbury, has been successfully implemented by teachers throughout New Zealan . . . more
Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers
The New Zealand Teachers Council (the Council) has developed the Guidelines for Induction and Mentoring and Mentor Teachers (the Guidelines) to support the provision of nationally consistent, high quality, and comprehensive support for Provisionally Registered Teachers (PRTs) in their first few years of practice and to enable them . . . more
Requirements for Registration
The New Zealand Teachers Council shall register you and issue a practising certificate if satisfied that:
you are of good character and fit to be a teacher; and
you are satisfactorily trained to teach; and
you are, or are likely to be, a satisfactory teacher; and
you have a police vet satisfactory to the Council.
Good Character and Fit to be a tea . . . more
About The New Zealand Teachers Council
U ki te ako, t? tangata ai ap?p?. Excel in teaching so our learners will excel in the future.
What is the New Zealand Teachers Council?
The New Zealand Teachers Council is the professional and regulatory body for registered teachers working in English and M?ori medium settings in early childhood education, schools and other related education institut . . . more
New Zealand to UK
If you?re a registered New Zealand teacher, you can teach in the UK without going through a UK registration body. Generally, you?ll find that New Zealand teaching qualifications are recognised and reputable teaching agencies offer invaluable support to New Zealand teachers looking to undertake short term teaching assignments in the UK. Many UK teaching agencies are represented i . . . more