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What does putting students first mean?

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He Kākano wānanga: A practical example of school leaders learning through Māori ways of doing and thinking

He Kākano is a strategic, school-based professional development programme with an explicit focus on improving culturally responsive leadership and teacher practices to ensure Māori learners enjoy educational success as Māori.

The mysterious workings of the adolescent brain

In this TED talk, cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore discusses how, typically, “teenage” behavior is caused by the growing and developing brain.

How well do you know your students?

In this clip, from Making Language and Learning Work 1 - Integrating Language and Learning in Secondary Maths and Science, students talk about the diversity of their backgrounds and what this means for them within a New Zealand secondary school context.

How are student voices encouraged, listened to, and acted upon?

This tool explores how the concept of ako underpins practice.

How can we ensure success for Māori students?

In this clip, from Te Mana Kōrero - Teachers Making a Difference, teachers discuss what they see as the essential elements for encouraging students to achieve.

How can we ensure success for Pasifika students?

This Pasifika education community clip shows that the teacher-student relationship plays a vital part in successfully engaging Pasifika students in their learning.

Published on: 20 Jun 2012