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Why we’re lifelong learners

At Lift Ed, we love learning. Science even says it's good for us, so are a few research-backed benefits of being lifelong learners.

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Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2017 winner

Announcing the Elsie Locke Writing Prize winner

This year was a standout for the Elsie Locke Writing Prize. The winning entry “shone out from all the others" because of its use of characterisation and metaphor. Here's who wrote it.

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Stories of Aotearoa New Zealand

Treasure trove: The stories of Aotearoa New Zealand

Alex Collins has always been an expert in finding treasure. These days, he finds it curating content for the New Zealand School Journal. Here's why Alex believes stories are so valuable.

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Learning to use Articulate Storyline

What I’ve learned from Articulate Storyline (and what you can learn, too)

Lift Ed's Kelly Watson develops learning solutions for organisations and businesses. Read how she became a master at using Elearning software programme Articulate Storyline, and get some practical...

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May School Journals

How educational publishing has nurtured a nation of readers

Our CE, Alex, recently reflected on how educational publishing in New Zealand has nurtured a nation of young readers for The Sapling. Check out this excerpt.

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World Book Day: Books that changed us

April 23 is World Book Day – a tribute to reading and publishing. We’ve marked the occasion by making a compilation of books that have influenced us in some way, great or small.

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Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2017

The Elsie Locke Writing Prize is a narrative writing competition open to year 7 and 8 students. The prize commemorates Elsie Locke’s life. Since 2009, thousands of students have participated in the...

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10 te reo Māori phrases to use in your workplace right now

Did you know less than 4% of the general population speak Māori? We'd like that to change. Here are 10 phrases you can start using in your workplace today.

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NZ student wins Commonwealth writing competition

We were thrilled when a NZ student won a Commonwealth-wide short story writing competition (one we were lucky enough to have had a small role in). Meet the winner, James Balston, and read his...

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In memoriam – Martin Simpson

Martin Simpson, a long-time collaborator of ours, sadly passed away earlier this month. Martin was a very talented illustrator, and he will be missed.

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Lift Education Team 2016

Seasons greetings from Lift Education!

From all of us here at Lift Education – we wish you the warmest of seasons greetings. Have an amazing Christmas, and a wonderful new year! As you'll know, we were evacuated from our building just...

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Themes in the School Journal: Supporting teachers in the classroom

Editor Susan Paris talks about the School Journal series and how revisiting the same idea in stories can support teaching and learning in classrooms.

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PSA: Wellington Earthquake

You’ll be aware of the recent earthquake activity in Wellington. Because of it, we're out of our physical office – here's a note about our circumstances.

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NZ School Journals

Throwback Thursday: The School Journal in 1942

This week we unearthed a few old copies of The School Journal from our archives. Take a look inside and read one of the stories New Zealand children read in 1942!

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Joe and Fay Gock

Meet the Gocks

Joe and Fay Gock are outstanding Kiwis – we wrote an article about them in Connected Level 2 in 2014. Check out why they're back in the news, and how you might use their story in your classroom.

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World Book Day picks

World Book Day: 15 books you should read this year

World Book Day is a celebration of reading and publishing – two things we love dearly at Lift Education. In its honour, we’ve put together a list of books we love. Take a look at our picks and see...

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Elsie Locke Writing Prize

Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2016

Need a great writing focus for your year 7 and 8s? Lift Education and the Elsie Locke Trust present the Elsie Locke Writing Prize 2016 – an exciting opportunity for students to write a short story,...

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A River of Stories

A River of Stories: Our new education resource

We’re celebrating Commonwealth Day with the release of The Commonwealth Education Trust’s anthology, A River of Stories. It's a brilliant new educational resource, as well as a wonderful...

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The flipped classroom: Why active learning matters most

Have you heard of the "flipped" classroom? Lift Education's Neale Pitches shares his thoughts on it, and shares why his money is still on the in-classroom experience.

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Teachable moments: Commonwealth Day

Are you ready for Commonwealth Day? There’s a lot for our students to learn – and it's all helping to build their knowledge of the world.

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