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Effective teachers

Effective teaching practice is the art or profession of teaching, meaning that teachers learn their subject and also the pedagogy, or best or most appropriate means for teaching that subject.

The resources you will find on this page examine examples of best teaching practice for Māori learners.

  1. Filed under: Ako | Effective Teachers

    Jane, a Year 9 English teacher, talks about how she has encouraged her Year 9 class to take ownership of their learning. Jane's story is a great example of how changing the way your class is run can have a dramatic effect on both the students and the teacher.

  2. Filed under: Ako | Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    In this story Ngaruawahia High School students, teachers, the principal, senior leaders and Te Kotahitanga facilitators discuss students’ NCEA results.

  3. Filed under: Ako | Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    In this story the Principal, two Te Kotahitanga facilitators and a teacher, discuss how Te Kotahitanga has impacted on their school.

  4. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Ako | Effective teachers

    Providing opportunities for student voice informed and encouraged changes in teacher practice.

  5. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Ako | Effective teachers

    At Hiruharama School, the process of learning is expressly communicated to all the students, and they are the primary communicators of their learning to whānau. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Relationships for Learning’, 2007).

  6. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Identity Language and Culture | Ako | Effective teachers

    Culturally responsive learning contexts are those where the learner can bring their own experiences into the classroom context. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Relationships for Learning’, 2007).

  7. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Ako | Effective teachers

    Research shows that bringing cultural context into the curriculum affirms the students identity, and validates their cultural knowledge and knowledge of their whānau. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Relationships for Learning’, 2007).

  8. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    Practitioners reflect on the impact of professional development that is focused on improving Māori learning outcomes. (Extract from ‘Te Mana Kōrero : Strengthening Professional Practice’, 2005).

  9. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    What are the key features of professional development that strengthens Māori student learning outcomes, and what effect has that had on teacher practice? (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Strengthening Professional Practice’, 2005).

  10. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    At Whangarei Intermediate, teacher Joe Beaumont works to create a classroom environment which is both supportive and challenging. The focus is on ensuring that every student sees what they are capable of achieving.

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