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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

    Rotorua Lakes High School and neighbouring Mokoia Intermediate have established a collaborative learning community where they share professional development opportunities. The process of developing better relationships with students began with asking the students what the issues were. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Strengthening Professional Practice’, 2005).

  2. 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).

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

    At Ruawai Primary School and Kapiti College, whānau knowledge is valued as teachers construct contexts for learning that reflect the cultural significance and history of their location.

  4. 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.

  5. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    At Rotorua Lakes High School maths teacher Tony Renshaw has changed what is going on in his classroom to encourage Māori student participation and achievement.

  6. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    What do teachers have to do to make students feel that they can achieve? What is the basis of an effective learning relationship? (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Teachers making a difference’, 2002) .

  7. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    Students and teachers reflect on the qualities of a teacher that makes a difference. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Teachers making a difference’, 2002) .

  8. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    It has been recognised that low expectations of Māori students along with some beliefs about how Māori learn can have an impact on how well these students perform. (Extract from ‘Te ManaKōrero: Teachers making a difference’, 2004).

  9. Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective teachers

    School leaders need to respond positively, and in a culturally-appropriate way, so that Māori students can realise their potential.

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

    Just as teacher-student partnerships need to be culturally responsive and mutually respectful, so do the partnerships between school, whānau and iwi.

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