Covid-19 2020

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Special online edition

Staying connected through the lockdown and beyond

Book Reviews

Tuakana, teina, whānau: lockdown learnings in Kawerau
AKO catches up again with Ripeka Lessels, tumuaki of Te Whata Tau o Pūtauaki in Kawerau, as she reflects on how her students and their whānau have got on during the lockdown, and what everyone has learnt.

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Q & A with Liam Rutherford
AKO chats with Liam Rutherford, NZEI Te Riu Roa president, about what it's been like for him working from home, how he's looked after his own wellbeing and what he sees the future holding for our members.

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Inequities run deep: supporting our school communities
Recently, AKO spoke with two school principals about their efforts to bridge the digital divide in the lockdown. We caught up with them again to find out how their schools are managing the transition to Level 3 and beyond. They reminded us that behind the digital divide is a greater inequity.

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Q & A with teacher aide Linda Jordan
AKO chats with Linda Jordan, a teacher aide and team leader at James Cook High School in Manurewa, about the challenges of lockdown and technology and the profound importance of being supportive and understanding.

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