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Detroit Sterling: Culture and relationship

Detroit Sterling is a learning advisor, at Unlimited Paenga Tawhiti in Christchurch. He has a pivotal role in supporting staff and students around Māori student achievement. In this story he talks about the importance of relationships in his work.

Questions/Things to think about

  1. How do you set up and maintain leadership teams? What are the outcomes you can expect from them?
  2. What methods will work most effectively in your school to gain the support and develop the awareness of staff to lift Māori achievement and motivation? How do you deal with any resistance to your plans?
  3. What plans do you have in place to prepare yourself for the future and for further leadership? For yourself? For others who want to be in leading positions in schools?

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