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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 | Ako | Effective teachers

    In light of the education system’s failure to address the needs of Māori students, educators need to learn how to engage those students more effectively, in all aspects of their learning.

  2. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    The underlying premise of these clips is that educators need to have high expectations of Māori students.

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

    The essence of these clips is that school leaders and teachers need to participate in professional learning and development that is specifically designed to increase their understanding of issues associated with Māori student engagement and achievement, so that educators can lift their capability in this area and work more effectively with Māori students.

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

    The video clips for Te Mana Kōrero focus on the need to build, and sustain, strong and effective school-whānau partnerships, in order to raise Māori student achievement. Such partnerships are characterised by both parties respecting and valuing each other's perspectives and contributions.

  5. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    This clip emphasises the powerful notion of teacher self-efficacy; that is, teachers believing they can make a difference and believing that they have the freedom to take action.

  6. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    This video clip illustrates the importance of teachers involving students, so that they feel a part of the learning process.

  7. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    This clip illustrates the courage of a teacher to be open to doing things differently.

  8. Filed under: Ako | Effective teachers

    This clip focuses on the concept of ako, which is based on the premise that we can each learn from the other.

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

    Lincoln High School's NCEA's data illustrated that Māori students were grossly underachieving. As a result, the professional development model of Te Kauhua was established, based on research that showed what works well for Māori.

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

    At Henderson Intermediate, we see the beginnings of a successful push by Te Kauhua facilitators to engage whānau, by organising whānau hui, where data on Māori students’ attendance and achievement was shared.

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