On 5 July, 2016 Education Minister Hekia Parata announced that digital technologies are to be fully integrated  into The New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa from 2018.  Schools need to be prepared.

Do Less Do it Better outlines ways to achieve this integration in its chapters on Connectivity and Critical Thinking. Inquiry! refers to digital integration throughout the book. Indeed inquiry learning and digital integration are in many ways synonymous.   Bring it on!

More information on this is here.


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Rosemary Hipkins discusses, in her inimitable way, connections between Inquiry and curriculum

Inquiry Learning and the Key Competencies- Rosemary Hipkins



The feedback on Do Less has been amazing!!


“Not only a practical and useful book but a hilarious read as well!” 

Cindy Wynn, Chief NCEA Moderator, now HOD Science at Western Springs College


“With so many features, this is a must have book for any first year teacher”

Cheryl Harvey, PRT Facilitator, Team Solutions


“'Do Less. Do it Better' , a fabulous NZ book packed with everything you need to know about teaching the new curriculum. I'm a first year teacher and I can't recommend it highly enough"

English Online Forum


“May I please order more copies of your book.  The previous ones have been paid the ultimate compliment of “vanishing” from the SCT library in our staffroom.  Thanks again for a terrifically valuable book.”   Jim Kenny, SCT, Onehunga High School


Do Less. Do it Better is now on the 
required reading list at the Auckland College of Education.


Our new book, Inquiry! is now available.