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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. Edtalks 06/03/2013

    Filed under: Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    EDtalks, a Core Education initiative, features videos from conferences and seminars, institutes, and schools. Schools and individuals are free to download the video files for use in whole staff or personal professional learning. This can be done by downloading directly from the website.

  2. Filed under: effective leaders | effective teachers

    Visit the Ako Panuku website to see the national online network of teachers/educators in secondary schools and engage in professional discussions about your experience as a teacher.

  3. Filed under: ako | effective leaders | effective teachers

    Read the Cultural Advocates article by Sarah Feltham in the Education Gazette for examples of Māori world-view strategies being implemented by Te Kohanga Reo o Pūau te Moananui a Kiwa.

  4. Filed under: effective leaders | effective teachers

    At Sylvia Park School, staff believe that Māori and Pacific student achievement is based on effective pedagogy and that effective pedagogy looks the same for any child. This story explores what these beliefs look like in practice.

  5. Filed under: Research & evaluation | Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    Five case studies were presented from schools/kura where Ako Panuku has had a direct impact on the schools’ policies and practices.

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

    The Ako Panuku website offers resources and links to assist schools to effectively support whānau and students to understand NCEA.

  7. Filed under: Research & evaluation | Effective leaders | Effective teachers

    The purpose of this report is to document the outcomes of the implementation of Te Kotahitanga in Phase 3 and 4 secondary schools from 2007 to 2010. During these four years, the Phase 3 schools were in their fourth to seventh year of implementing the project in their schools. Phase 4 schools were in their first to fourth years of the programme.

  8. 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. 

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

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