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The learning environment - Claire's Story

Claire's story is an example of how creating an environment where student's identity is valued can have an empowering effect on learning.

“....who they are and where they come from is really important and they do know that, they know where they're from and they know who their ancestors are. It's allowing them to share that, in whatever way that might be."

Claire, Dance Teacher

Questions / Things to think about

  1. How do you promote and value Maori students’ cultural experiences within your lessons?
  2. What evidence do you have that your Maori students believe their cultural experiences have a worthwhile place in your classroom?

Filed under: Identity Language and Culture | Effective Teachers | Te Kotahitanga

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