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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: Productive partnerships | Effective teachers

    The Hastings Central School case study is part of the Te Kauhua case studies report (2010), prepared for the Ministry of Education by Dr Ruth Gorinski. As part of their action research for Te Kauhua phase 3, Hastings Central School investigated in what ways using aspects of tikanga, history, and local resources in a “place based” (Heretaunga district) curriculum enhanced their learning programme.

  2. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective teachers

    As part of their action research for Te Kauhua phase 3, Taihape Area School undertook two projects. For Project 2 they investigated the collaborative development of e-portfolios to engage whānau in the student learning partnership.

  3. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective teachers

    As part of their action research for Te Kauhua phase 3, Taihape Area School undertook two projects. For Project 1 they investigated what really makes a difference for Māori student achievement outcomes within a ‘place based’ educational context. 

  4. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective teachers

    As part of their action research for Te Kauhua phase 3, Cobden Primary School investigated how a tuakana-teina reading programme can enhance Māori learner literacy achievement and build teacher understanding of a Māori world view (te ao Māori).

  5. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective teachers

    As part of their action research for Te Kauhua phase 3, Henderson Intermediate investigated the development of ako-based positive relationships that enhance the presence, engagement and achievement of students, whānau and teachers.

  6. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective teachers

    As part of their action research for Te Kauhua phase 3, Chisnallwood Intermediate investigated the ways that the provision of a culturally connected learning context facilitates Māori student and whānau engagement in learning and teaching.

  7. Filed under: Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    Three schools in the Te Kauhua initiative – Hillmorton, Lincoln, and Hornby High Schools - opted to cluster together for purposes of their research inquiry. They worked from a common research question, but tailored their inquiries to their individual school contexts. The cluster schools met regularly over the duration of the project, sharing findings and challenging one another’s practice and thinking. The following case study highlights the approaches and findings of Hillmorton High School. 

  8. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    Lincoln High School investigates how, as part of a cluster arrangement, a school can foster the development of an effective professional learning community that is focused on teaching as inquiry and premised on three underpinning principles: ako (reciprocal learning), culture counts, and productive partnerships.

  9. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    Approaches to conceptualising, identifying and providing for gifted and talented Māori students are dual faceted: they may emanate from Te Ao Māori; a Māori worldview on the one hand, and have significant connotations to Te Ao Hurihuri (the global world) on the other.

  10. Filed under: Ako | Effective Teachers

    The success of teaching and learning is founded on the quality of the relationship built between the teacher and the student.

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