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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: Identity Language and Culture | Effective teachers

    Principal Anne Brokenshire and facilitator Kylie Coulbeck reflect on what is now more evident as a result of the professional learning that staff have undertaken.

  2. Filed under: Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    At Te Kura Tuarua o Waihora – Hillmorton High School, an analysis of student data revealed a pressing need to address issues of Māori student achievement. Teachers took ownership of the issues and sought solutions through an action research model.

  3. Filed under: Productive partnerships | Effective teachers

    Mason Durie, Wally Penetito and Keriana Tawhiwhirangi discuss the need for both Māori and non-Māori to share the responsibility of building and maintaining effective relationships for learning. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Relationships for Learning’, 2007).

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

    A regional example of celebration of student learning with their community is the annual Nati awards on the East Coast of the North Island. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Relationships for Learning’, 2007).

  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: Identity Language and Culture | Effective teachers

    The innovative use of ICT can be used to enhance professional development. Pakaraka School has created an environment where everyone is a learner. It uses ICT to capture the weekly lesson of a visiting teacher of Te Reo Māori. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Strengthening Professional Practice’, 2005).

  10. Filed under: Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    A feature of effective professional learning is critical reflection on practice. At Greymouth High School and Waitara Primary School, teachers are opening up their classrooms to others for peer observation and feedback. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Strengthening Professional Practice’, 2005).

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