Date
18 September 2019

​Understand the identity, culture, and language of each student

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Valuing what each student brings to the classroom’

Know your learner

Know your learner

Linda Ojala describes how she designs learning that works for all students.

Seek to understand a student's culture

Seek to understand a student's culture

Six rangatahi who identify as Deaf communicate their aspirations. 

Work in partnership with students

Work in partnership with students

The culture of the child cannot enter the classroom until it has first entered the consciousness of the teacher.

Take time to build relationships

Find out where students are from

Find out where students are from

Create intentional and ongoing opportunities for students to share where they are from, what is import to them and why.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Knowing all students

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Website

Mihimihi

Publisher: Māori Language Commission | Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Value what each student brings ”:

Return to the guide “Developing an inclusive classroom culture ”

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