Take the anxiety out of the return to school
The University of Auckland’s Dr Samantha Marsh offers some advice to parents anxious about their children going back to school on Monday.
Universities chance to practise what they preach
The Covid-19 pandemic has not necessarily shown universities what they should do, but it has certainly shown them what is possible when they harness their collective latent entrepreneurial capacity.
The chaos of distance learning
Learning from home is a new experience for almost everyone involved, so don’t be afraid to ask questions - and don’t be afraid to ask for help, writes Victoria University of Wellington’s Cathal Doyle.
Schools soothed but fears remain
News that schools would open at Level 3 on a “voluntary” basis have angered some teachers.
It’s school, but not as you know it
Term two starts today in a new virtual way. Some fear it will demoralise students, but Andrew Patterson reports on how it has worked for years at a pioneering decile one school in Auckland
The rush to online-ness
As learning shifts online at pace, the key will be for educators will be to keep it simple, coordinated and normal, write Stephen Dobson and Edward Schofield of Victoria University of Wellington
Surviving lockdown with young children
Psychologist Annette Henderson has some tips for working parents to cope at home while caring for school-age children.
Hey parents! Don’t panic
Home education Facebook groups have been inundated by parents suddenly at home with their children and unsure what to do. Newsroom asked the creators of a new Facebook page their advice for Kiwi caregivers.