This important research proved the effectiveness of the Te Kotahitanga PLD intervention and contributed to the government’s strategy, Ka Hikitia – Accelerating Success 2013–2017.
This BES report includes reflection on the important finding that improved student outcomes are often linked to the way teachers think about their students.
A mathematics teacher, his Māori students, and Russell Bishop talk about agentic positioning. “Agentic positioning” is the term used to describe the belief that teachers have the power to make a difference for Māori students.
A mathematics teacher, her students, and a Te Kotahitanga facilitator comment on the teacher’s realisation that her traditional teaching practice was not effective for Māori students.
A mathematics teacher, her students, and a Te Kotahitanga facilitator comment on the way in which the teacher worked to build relationships with her Māori students and the benefits this brought.
In this video, Professor John Hattie outlines the influences on student achievement and identifies the essential need for teachers to develop trusting relationships with students.