About Mark Johnston

I am a high school teacher of economics. I grew up in Ireland and graduated with an honours degree in Economics/Business Education from Manchester Metropolitan University. From there I took up my first teaching post at Epsom College in London where I taught A-Level Economics for three years. I started teaching Economics at King’s College Auckland in June 1991 and am now Head of the Economics Department. We teach both the NCEA Economics course (NZ qualification) and the Cambridge International A-Level course (CIE). I also completed an M.Ed(Hons) from Massey University with a major emphasis on ICT and learning.

13 thoughts on “About Mark Johnston

  1. Rich Wells

    I didn’t know you went to Manchester Metropolitan University. I also went to Manchester Metropolitan University. Fancy that.

    Sent from my laptop … (yes, this wasn’t automatically added by Apple – it’s an iPad joke – gosh I’m so funny sometimes, for me sins)

    1. Mark Post author

      It’s a small world – how do the animations/video look on the iPad? My Department want one – is Paul giving others a chance to try it out?

  2. John Bullock

    Hi Mark, I find your posts really informative. Currently I am writing news for MOREFM Nelson and would like to make contact with you my cell is 0278 123 446 – regards John Bullock

  3. Sam

    Hi Mark, I studied at Manchester too, and then Durham. Ive just entered teaching profession with my first job lecturing in economics at Exeter. I see myself teaching overseas one day too. It would be great to share some ideas and resources if you’re interested in what’s going on back in the UK!

  4. Jean A. Rheinfrank

    Hi Mark. Enjoying the posts as always. 1972-1976 is a huge “hiccup” to the theory as Nixon’s second term ended early with his resignation in 74 before he could be impeached, and of course Ford was the president who was never elected, as he was selected by Nixon after the second term started when his vice president had to resign due to previous “creative bookkeeping” whilst governor…he was receiving kickbacks for construction contracts! Not the best of years for the Republicans, but for reasons other than economics! I remember it well, as I was a university student at Kansas University!

    Always a pleasure to hear from you.


  5. Dana

    Hi Mark,

    I really enjoyed reading your blog especially it is really informative in nature and most people would love to read it.

    I’d like to know if you’d be interested in a Guest Post. How about something like these topics?

    1.How Can Islamic Finance Help to Solve Economic Crisis?

    2.The Impact Unpaid Internships Have On The Labor Market

    What do you think about these?

    For your information, all of our articles are custom written by our writers for your blog, and are absolutely FREE.

    If you are interested, I am happy to get something written up and sent over to you – or if you have another topic you’d like to see covered, please do let me know.

    Thanks and I look forward to your response.
    Dana B.

    Guest Post U
    “The University of Great Content”

  6. June baptista

    Hi Mark,
    I am HOD Commerce at Pinehurst and will be going back to teaching Economics next year after a long break.
    Would you be so kind as to help me? As you have been teaching the subject with a great deal of success, I am sure you have a lot of help hints to offer.
    June Baptista

  7. Riccardo

    Interesting Bitcoin Video Mark one wonders if the tide is finally turning for it and we will just see it fade away. Consensus from those interviewed seem to suggest that its demise may very well happen. After all what is its intrinsic value?


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