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August 1, 2017

NZC Online Newsletter August 2017

And one for my Kiwi readers to finish the day…

1 August 2017
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Kia orana! Welcome to the August newsletter for NZC Online. In these newsletters we keep you up to date with resources, events, stories, and research to help you implement your school curriculum.
What’s new on NZC Online?

Growth mindset spotlight
Use our fourth spotlight to explore the high expectations principle and investigate ways to build a growth mindset culture in your classrooms. This spotlight is ideal for staff, department, or syndicate meetings. It includes short videos, group activities, and opportunities for personal reflection.

Fresh from our blog

Great expectations: Embedding a growth mindset in our school culture
Liz Koni, Deputy Principal at Queen’s High School in Dunedin, shares the highlights of her recent 10 week sabbatical, where she explored ways to build a culture of high expectations and embed a growth mindset.

Learner agency
James Anderson, a year 12 student at Hobsonville Point Secondary School, describes what agency looks like in a classroom from a student’s perspective.

Let’s talk about money
Tom Hartmann, Finance Editor for the Commission for Financial Capability, explains the theme for Money Week and the importance of teaching financial capability to students.

For your calendars

Cook Islands Language Week /
Te epetoma o te reo Māori Kuki Airani

This week we celebrate Cook Islands Language Week. Our events page provides ideas, resources, and inspiration to help you learn and celebrate the languages of the Cook Islands with your school community.

Money Week
Money Week 2017 takes place between 14 and 20 August. This year’s theme is around debt, particularly the question “What does debt do for you?” Our events page offers resources and stories to support your involvement in Money Week, and to help your school make financial capability an ongoing area of curriculum focus.

International Languages Week 
This year we celebrate International Languages Week from Monday 14 August. This special week provides an opportunity to showcase and promote languages and cultures in your school and communities. Check out our events page for teaching ideas, resources, and stories.

Your feedback helps
NZC OnlineWe would love to hear from you if you have ideas to make the website easier to use, or better for you, or if you have ideas for future blog posts or newsletters.

Email us at: nzcurriculum@tki.org.nz

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