Explore how quality resources can be used to both inspire and inform learning — and what skills are needed to get the most value from these resources.more
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Would your secondary students like to win some serious prize money — $500?, $1000? Get them to enter the 2018 national creative writing competition, Smart Alex.more
Books and resources about inspirational women are ideal starters for discussions with children about gender stereotypes, dreams, and determination.more
Let your students' imaginations run wild and support them to become the future kaitiaki of Aotearoa this March as we celebrate Seaweek in New Zealand from 3 to 11 March and World Wildlife Day on 3 March.more
Singing, rhyming, oral storytelling, and reading aloud are essential for helping children learn a language, along with the listening and concentration skills essential for brain development and memory.more
Most students in New Zealand schools today were born this century, they’re part of Generation Z or the iGeneration. Do you know what matters to this generation? What sort of future do they want? How can you help them make it a reality?more
Picture books are great resources for engaging students of all ages, including secondary students, with reading for pleasure and learning according to two recent seminars.more
Waitangi Day and Te Tiriti o Waitangi itself can be the basis of rich learning and discovery about identity, history, and nationhood in Aotearoa New Zealand. It's also an ideal time to reflect on how you are advancing the New Zealand Curriculum Treaty of Waitangi principle in your library.more