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Blog archives: 2019

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.

Oakura School – Homes for penguins.

Learning locally – Connecting kids to their community

04/06/19

Are you looking for ways to explore and develop your local curriculum? One way to get started is to identify the rich learning opportunities that exist in your own community. This blog offers some ideas, stories, and questions to help your students “learn locally”.  

Tags:
community engagement
curriculum design and review

Whose voices help to shape your local curriculum?

29/04/19

This blog provides ideas, questions, tools, and examples to help you design a local curriculum that reflects what is important to your community.

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Leslee Allen.

Some misunderstandings about play

15/04/19

Leslee Allen, principal of Kaurihohore School, is an advocate and practitioner of play based learning. In this blog, Leslee responds to three common misunderstandings about play. This is the third blog in a three part series about learning through play.

Tags:
Curriculum
primary
student outcomes
Students in dress ups.

Beginning a journey into play

19/03/19

Leslee Allen, principal of Kaurihohore School, is an advocate and practitioner of play based learning. In this blog, Leslee shares key considerations for teachers who are interested in beginning a journey into play.

Tags:
Curriculum
primary
student outcomes
student building hut

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.

Tags:
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.

Tags:
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.

Tags:
assessment
data
māori achievement
values