Karori Normal School: Becoming Student-Centered with UDL

The series on Aotearoa New Zealand continues here with several articles on Karori Normal School.

Karori Normal School (KNS) was the first school I visited in New Zealand. (Normal refers to a relationship with a college of education to offer teaching opportunities and mentoring to student teachers.) As always,….. Read More

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Locations: New Zealand

Making Connections Across the Curriculum at Hobsonville Point

The series on Aotearoa New Zealand continues here with the second article on Hobsonville Point Secondary School.

One of the three principles driving Hobsonville Point Secondary School (HPSS) curricular design is Connections. It starts with creating a culture, environment, and structure that strengthens relationships…… Read More

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Locations: New Zealand

Diplomas or Certificates of Achievement? A Look at NZ’s NCEA

The American high school diploma is a powerful benchmark, but a very weak credential. We want every teenager to walk across the stage to get their diploma. But what the diploma actually means is highly questionable. Some students receiving a diploma can barely read,….. Read More

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Locations: New Zealand