Planning for my students' needs
What strategies (evidence-based) are most likely to help my students learn this? In this teaching inquiry, the teacher uses evidence from research and from their own past practice and that of colleagues to plan teaching and learning opportunities aimed at achieving the outcomes prioritised in the focusing inquiry.
The NZ Curriculum (NZC) says that students are “at the centre of teaching and learning” and asserts that “they should experience a curriculum that engages and challenges them, is forward-looking and inclusive, and affirms New Zealand’s unique identity.” [Principles p.9].
You can best support students’ learning by:
1 Watkins, C Research Summary – Collaborative Learning from Learning about Learning.
The importance of knowing who each student is and not making assumptions is reinforced in this clip
Consider what these teachers in this clip have done to build a positive relationship for learning in their classrooms.
A classroom environment in which students work together to support each other in their learning is one that illustrates the concepts of ako and teina-tuakana in action.
Here is an example of a teacher who changed the content of her lessons to be more responsive to her students’ cultural knowledge. This allowed her to also involve community in the teaching and learning. Wally Penetito and Mason Durie reinforce the key message of how and why culture counts.
Published on: 13 Oct 2015