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Blog archives: 2015

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.

Universal Design for Learning in action

27/11/15

This blog, the second in a three part series, features the stories of two teachers who use Universal Design for Learning. These teachers share their understandings and application of UDL, and offer a smorgasbord of inclusive ideas and strategies for you to take away and trial in your own classrooms.

Tags:
Inclusion

Introducing Universal Design for Learning

20/11/15

This blog post is the first of a three part series on Universal Design for Learning. In this blog you can find out about the origins and principles of UDL, and learn how UDL supports the implementation of The New Zealand Curriculum.

Tags:
Inclusion
Students in the playground.

High expectations in your classroom

23/06/15

This blog post examines how the principle of high expectations can be brought to life in the classroom. It presents four practical strategies that teachers can apply to unleash the potential of all students.

Tags:
high expectations
principles

Boost your use of te reo Māori

16/06/15

Te Wiki o te reo Māori/ Māori Language Week begins on July 27 this year. This special week offers a great opportunity to celebrate and learn te reo Māori at your school. But what happens when the week is over? This blog post highlights resources, tools, and school stories to help you carry the momentum of this one concentrated week of language learning into the rest of the school year.

Tags:
cultural diversity
māori achievement
treaty of Waitangi

Cultural Diversity

18/05/15

This blog focuses on creating a classroom and school environment that is inclusive of, and responsive to, cultural diversity – as guided by the cultural diversity principle. The blog offers a survey, reflective questions, and examples of effective practice, to help you think about ways that you can effectively cater for cultural diversity in your school.

Tags:
cultural diversity
Inclusion
principles

Connections

24/02/15

This blog focuses on making connections within and across curriculum learning areas – an action endorsed by the coherence curriculum principle. The blog offers a survey, reflective questions, and stories to help you think about ways that you can build a more connected curriculum at your school and in your classroom.

Tags:
coherence
principles