This kete puts the spotlight on the positive impact of cultural responsiveness. It includes some key publications that capture knowledge about teaching practices that work.
Kia ora. In this section of the site, you can find practical information and resources to support Māori learners. All the resources are available from the Ministry of Education and New Zealand education sector sites.
We have organised the content collections using a “layers of influence” approach. These “layers of influence” shape the conditions in which Māori learn and can have an impact on learners enjoying and achieving educational success as Māori. The layers are: the Crown, iwi, whānau, school leaders, teachers and students.
Research shows that teachers have a large impact on the educational success of their learners. Culturally responsive teaching is an important dimension of effective teaching and learning.
Teachers who understand their own cultural positioning and its impact on learners can challenge themselves to connect with their learners in more meaningful ways. This provides an opportunity for students to bring their own experiences to the learning and to use strategies that are known to impact positively on Māori learners.
This kete shows how some teachers are using teaching as inquiry to improve their impact on the achievement of their Māori learners.
This kete uses the idea of making connections with whānau, hapū and iwi to strengthen the literacy skills of Māori learners. It gives examples of strategies that have been used to accelerate reading and writing.
Teachers at secondary level can access specific support for their Māori students from NZQA. Ongoing research and trials with input from teachers help refine assessment processes.
In these case studies, watch and listen for what whanaungatanga sounds like in the classroom. Whanaungatanga mirrors the relationships valued by Māori communities.
This kete contains a range of curriculum resources to support Māori identity, language and culture, incuding guidance on using te reo in the classroom.