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The Importance of Community Engagement

Earlier this year I began my Masters in Educational Leadership and Management through Unitec. For the one paper, I was required to interview my principal about how he facilitated diversity at Whangaparaoa College. This is part two of the essay that I wrote about my key findings. The school has a diverse range of learners… Continue reading The Importance of Community Engagement

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The Importance of Relationships – Whanaungatanga

Earlier this year I began my Masters in Educational Leadership and Management through Unitec. For the one paper, I was required to interview my principal about how he facilitated diversity at Whangaparaoa College. This is part one of the essay that I wrote about my key findings. To begin, I thanked my principal for agreeing… Continue reading The Importance of Relationships – Whanaungatanga

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Maori Language week 

Maori Language Week ran from 11 - 17 September this year and our department chose to celebrate it with our learners by creating presentations about our favourite whakatauki. The wonderful Christine Emery created a resource for us to use which I modified slightly: As my learners entered the class I greeted them with 'Morena!' and, after… Continue reading Maori Language week 

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Year 9 Priority Learner Progress

Have I seen any improvement in the learning/behaviour of my PLs so far this year? I have 9 priority learners in my year 9 English class, there were 11 but 2 have been moved to a different class. They comprise of a mixture of Maori, Pasifika and Pakeha learners whose curriculum level ability range from… Continue reading Year 9 Priority Learner Progress

Demonstrate commitment to bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand. · Mindlab reflections · Respond effectively to the diverse language and cultural experiences, and the varied strengths, interests and needs of individuals and groups of ākonga. · Work effectively within the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness

"...the most common positions taken by Maori students, their families and their school principals were those which identified classroom caring and learning relationships..." (Savage et al., 2011.) The relationships we develop with learners and their families is important. On this foundation, we can have high expectations of our learners. They are more likely to listen to… Continue reading Indigenous knowledge and cultural responsiveness

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Gamification and Assessment

RESEARCH TOPIC AREA The research topic area that will be addressed is the impact of gamification on assessment results. In the reading that I have completed there is much evidence of improved engagement and motivation when game based learning and gamification are utilised in the classroom. “On the one side, experiment qualitative analysis suggests that… Continue reading Gamification and Assessment

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Our bicultural heritage

I always feel a bit concerned when it comes to meeting the requirements for this part of the Practising Teacher requirements but when I have a think about it, there are a few different ways that I do this. 1. Every Monday morning at our staff meetings we begin by say the following karakia. At… Continue reading Our bicultural heritage

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3 Ways of Reflecting Respect for our Cultural Heritage

So I've got my Teacher registration due for renewal again this year and I have decided to use my blog as evidence that I have covered and reflected on all 12 criteria. Hence the title of this post and following question:How do I reflect in my professional work respect for the cultural heritages of both… Continue reading 3 Ways of Reflecting Respect for our Cultural Heritage