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This blog contains many ideas and resources for talking about the curriculum in your school. Click on the find more link to see the full blog posts.

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Learning through play – What's it all about?

20/02/19

This blog explores what learning through play is all about and shares how some schools are designing a play based curriculum.

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Curriculum
primary
Whare Isaac Sharland.

Kapa haka – A catalyst for change

07/02/19

Whare Isaac Sharland was awarded a Dr Vince Ham eFellowship in 2017. Her research investigated the benefits of kapa haka on teaching and learning. In this blog Whare explains how kapa haka can help students develop a positive cultural identity resulting in increased confidence, engagement, and achievement.

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cultural diversity
māori achievement
treaty of Waitangi
Heemi McDonald.

Data, story, and mātauranga Māori

06/02/19

Heemi McDonald is Deputy Principal of Rototuna Senior High School in Hamilton. In this blog post Heemi shares his research into data collection through a Matauranga Māori lens using storytelling.

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assessment
data
māori achievement
values
Sue Pine, Accredited Facilitator.

Grouping students in mathematics... more than just mixed ability

12/11/18

Sue Pine, Accredited Facilitator, shares information, resources, and advice about mixed ability grouping in mathematics.

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effective pedagogy
mathematics
planning
Rob Posthumus.

Innovative learning environments and student agency

06/11/18

Rob Posthumus, principal of Hurupaki School, shares the findings of her recent sabbatical where she investigated systems of innovative learning environments (ILE) that maximise student agency and self regulation.

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effective pedagogy
student voice
Tapasā – Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners.

Tapasā – Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners

01/11/18

In this blog we take a closer look at the newly released resource Tapasā – Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners.

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cultural diversity
Pasifika
Greg Fenton, principal of Havelock North High School.

Lifelong learners at Havelock North High

18/09/18

Greg Fenton, principal of Havelock North High School, shares some of the highlights from his recent sabbatical where he explored how to further engage students in lifelong learning.

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curriculum design and review
key competencies
Ma’ata Fusitu’a.

Tongan language, culture, and identity

23/08/18

Ma’ata Fusitu’a is a teacher of the Tongan language at Sir Edmund Hillary Collegiate in South Auckland. In this blog Ma’ata explains some important aspects of Tongan family life and culture and offers some suggestions on how we can support Tongan language and culture in our schools and classrooms.

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Bede Gilmore, principal of Winchester School.

Developing a local curriculum

30/07/18

In this blog, Bede Gilmore, principal of Winchester School in Palmerston North, outlines some of the processes undertaken, and explains some of the decisions made, when reviewing their school curriculum with their community.

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David Schaumann.

Focusing on the key competencies

09/07/18

David Schaumann, Head of English at John McGlashan College, shares his research into the use of key competencies as key motivators for changing the culture of students’ credit counting.

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