Puanga at Ramanui School

The round-up: Celebrating Puanga

As we come to the end of another year, we’ve been looking back on some of the great opportunities we’ve been part of and some of the great work we’ve produced. School Journal editor David...

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Growth mindset brain

Growth mindset for adult learners

Growth mindset is a hot topic in schools. Heard of it? As an adult, it’s not too late to develop a growth mindset – it just takes a little practice.

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3 reasons elearning is great for adults

3 reasons elearning is great for adults

Adults want to learn in ways that are relevant, practical, and flexible. That’s why elearning is a great solution.

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te reo kai parāoa

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

It's te wiki o te reo Māori, the perfect time to learn something new. Here are some more handy phrases you can use every day.

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Lea-Faka Tonga

Lau Mata’ifika Count With Me: A Tongan-language numbers resource

Mālō e lelei! Lau Mata'ifika (Count With Me) an interactive numbers resource that's ready to go for your classroom. Taha, ua, tolu... GO!

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einstein learning

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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Lucy Buchanan Elsie Locke 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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treasure trove stories of 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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educational publishing in New Zealand

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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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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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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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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