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Learning together. At home.

PRINCIPLES OF DISTANCE LEARNING

Lessons from lockdown: initial questions and considerations for schools and education

What are the ideas, lessons and opportunities for schools and education emerging from this lock down period?

Motivating students to work remotely through effective planning

Four specific things teachers can do to help students to overcome barriers to completing particular tasks or assignments

The importance of forming habits for improving student engagement and motivation

Helping students to form good habits is critical to supporting independent learning

Motivating students to learn remotely: Emphasising social norms

Emphasising social norms is a powerful strategy for teachers looking to encourage students to engage with remote learning opportunities

Principles of home-based learning for parents

An introduction to the principles of home-based learning and how parents can support their children’s learning and wellbeing.

ONLINE LEARNING

Survey: Lessons from Lockdown (Te Reo)

WIN $500 for your school library: Tell us about your experience of learning during lockdown to help identify how education might change in the future

Lessons from Lockdown

Describe your experiences of lockdown – and have the chance to win $500 for your school library!

Survey: Lessons from Lockdown

WIN $500 for your school library: Tell us about your experience of learning during lockdown to help identify how education might change in the future

International holidays

An activity that explores different cultures, customs and traditions by looking at the many holidays celebrated around the world.

Dances around the world/Music to my Heart

An activity that combines the social sciences with music and the arts by exploring songs and dances from around the world.

WEBINAR

Schools webinar: Supporting student motivation and engagement when learning from home

Harry Fletcher-Wood discusses the research on motivation and engagement as well as practical techniques teachers and school leaders can use to increase student engagement.

REMOTE WORKING

Lessons from lockdown: initial questions and considerations for schools and education

What are the ideas, lessons and opportunities for schools and education emerging from this lock down period?

Advice for principals on how to support teacher wellbeing during the Covid-19 lockdown

Guidance for how to support teacher wellbeing during remote working

Virtual meeting protocols

Protocols to follow when hosting virtual meetings with staff.

Three instructional models for remote learning

There are three potential models for distance learning for schools to consider.

Questions and actions to guide the planning of teaching and learning for a school closure

It is important to ask the right questions and take beneficial actions when planning teaching and learning during a school closure.

We can help you share your ideas

One of our key roles is to give teachers easy access to carefully curated high-quality resources from other organisations and educators. If you are a teacher who has developed curriculum-aligned resources for students and you are happy to share them with others across New Zealand, please contact us.

How can we help you?

Let us take the strain and find the research that gives you the information you need – simply tell us what topics and resources you would like us to develop and we will get to work.

TOPICS IN THIS SECTION

WELLBEING

Bear ends his lock down

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

Bear stays in lockdown

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

Bear Settles into Lockdown

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

Bear Goes into Lockdown

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

The importance of play for wellbeing and learning at all ages

An introduction to the different types of play and their extensive benefits for children’s emotional wellbeing and cognitive development.

ACTIVITIES FOR PARENTS & WHANAU

Survey: Lessons from Lockdown (Te Reo)

WIN $500 for your school library: Tell us about your experience of learning during lockdown to help identify how education might change in the future

Survey: Lessons from Lockdown

WIN $500 for your school library: Tell us about your experience of learning during lockdown to help identify how education might change in the future

Get creative with plastic and paint

Combine plastic film with paint for some interesting sensory play!

Search and reveal drawings

Two cool ideas for your drawing inspiration, which involve “hiding” and “searching” a scene of your own imagination

Story time! Great stories available as audiobooks for your children – week 5

A list of stories that are available as audiobooks that we think make for great listening

Survey: Lessons from Lockdown (Te Reo)

WIN $500 for your school library: Tell us about your experience of learning during lockdown to help identify how education might change in the future

Survey: Lessons from Lockdown

WIN $500 for your school library: Tell us about your experience of learning during lockdown to help identify how education might change in the future

Bear ends his lock down

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation

Supporting primary-aged children to write: Ideas for parents

A set of strategies to help parents support and motivate children to work on their writing at home.

Bear stays in lockdown

A story to help children to understand the current lockdown situation