Date
20 November 2019

Provide leadership opportunities

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Building an inclusive, culturally responsive classroom environment’

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Encourage peer tutoring

Encourage peer tutoring

Tony Renshaw uses cooperative learning to engage his students.

Students are responsible for becoming expert in particular content areas and then tutoring their peers.

Develop learning relationships

Develop learning relationships

Students give feedback on what works for them when they are learning, and what enables them to take the lead in their learning.

Foster buddy systems

Foster buddy systems

The tuakana-teina relationship provides the model for a buddy system. The older or more expert tuakana helps and guides the younger or less expert teina as these students create digital stories.

Harness passions and strengths

Harness passions and strengths

Teachers recognised Wiremu Hamiora’s passion for sports. Giving Wiremu a leadership role has transformed him into a confident and passionate young person.

Students as teachers

Students as teachers

Provide opportunities for Māori students who speak te reo Māori to teach the class vocabulary or tikanga.

Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Build a culturally responsive environment”:

Return to the guide “Supporting Māori students”

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