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Research reviews

Supporting neurodivergent students by developing the home-school partnership

Building supportive partnerships with families of neurodivergent students.

Understanding mental health and wellbeing in intermediate and lower secondary school students

Guidance on how to support the mental health and wellbeing of students aged 11-15.

Sample safety or de-escalation plan

An example of a de-escalation plan designed to support students to emotionally self-regulate at school.

Understanding and supporting emotional self-regulation at school

Understanding and supporting emotional self-regulation at school: Why some students may find it difficult to regulate their emotions at school, and what to do to support them.

An introduction to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

How OCD affects students, and what schools can do to provide support.

Writing and neurodivergence

Understanding some of the common challenges with writing that neurodivergent students may experience.

Mental health and wellbeing for neurodivergent students

Understanding the additional mental health needs of neurodivergent students.

Mental health and wellbeing for neurodivergent students

Understanding the additional mental health needs of neurodivergent students.

Understanding mental health and wellbeing in upper secondary school students

A closer look at the specific mental health and wellbeing needs of students in their upper teens.

Developmental dyscalculia

An introduction to dyscalculia, a cognitive difference that affects students' ability to understand and work with quantities and numbers.

Strategies for supporting students with FASD

A set of approaches and strategies for promoting the wellbeing and achievement of students with FASD at school.

Developmental Language Disorder in secondary school

How to promote the success of students with Developmental Language Disorder in secondary school.

Webinars

Improving the coherence of literacy learning from ECE to Year 13

Teachers from Pupuke kāhui ako discuss their work to improve the continuity and coherence of literacy learning from early childhood education to Year 13.

Free webinar: Neurodiversity and New Zealand’s education system


We held a free webinar to launch our research report into the experiences of neurodivergent children and those supporting them in Aotearoa New Zealand’s education system. Watch the recording of our webinar where we discuss the reports key findings and to explore what needs to happen to improve the support and opportunities neurodivergent young people receive in New Zealand.

Understanding challenging behaviour in early childhood

Dr Anna Winneker explores why children will exhibit challenging behaviour including a discussion of specific emotional or behavioural disorders, and how teachers in early childhood contexts can respond positively and effectively to children.

Teaching and leading to the North-East

Professor Russell Bishop discusses his research into how leaders and teachers can structure their practice to create quality and equitable learning for ākonga Māori and other marginalised students.

Using assessment to create an education system that learns

Renowned assessment expert Michael Absolum (ONZM) explores the central role assessment should play in driving learning throughout the education system and how schools and teachers can adopt these ideas into their practice

Social justice and children’s rights

SATURDAY APRIL 6
Professor Beth Blue Swadener and Dr Lacey Peters will explore how teachers can meaningfully engage with children’s voices, perspectives and experiences and incorporate a social justice approach into their teaching practice

Infographics

Visual Arts infographic

How children use visual arts and how teachers can help.

The neurodiversity paradigm

How can you adopt a strengths-based approach to help neurodiverse students succeed in your classroom?

Creativity infographic

Creativity in education and how teachers can support it

Bullying infographic

Key principles for preventing and responding to bullying

Principles of assessment infographic

High-quality assessment and how it supports learning

Instructional coaching infographic

The key elements of instructional coaching at a glance

Snapshots

The illusion of inclusion

The experiences of neurodivergent children and those supporting them in Aotearoa New Zealand’s education system – this report reveals the perspectives and experiences of 2,400 people engaged with neurodivergent young people

Key ideas for supporting students with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Insights from our webinar with Kim Milne from FASD-CAN.

Understanding the capabilities and limitations of generative AI

Insights from the webinar with Mandy Henk and Sarah Bickerton on generative AI and its role in the classroom.

The value of educational tests

Key ideas from the webinar with Professor Gavin Brown on how teachers can use tests to inform teaching and learning.

The importance of a knowledge-rich curriculum; a presentation by Christine Counsell

Why a knowledge-rich curriculum is essential for all students.

Key challenges for neurodivergent students in school settings and how to help

Insights from the webinar with Emily McDougal on supporting neurodivergent students in schools and classrooms.

One student’s experience of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

A firsthand account of how undiagnosed OCD profoundly affected one student's experiences at school.

Using dialogic approaches to deepen and extend students’ thinking and learning

Key insights from our webinar with Jacinta Olderhaver exploring dialogic approaches to teaching and learning.

Honouring Te Tiriti and promoting culturally empowering practices in schools

Key insights from the webinar with Janelle Riki-Waaka on supporting ākonga Māori to achieve success as Māori in schools.
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