Date
19 July 2019

Support whānau to help their children learn at home

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Establishing reciprocal relationships with parents and whānau to support learning’

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Explain ways to help

Explain ways to help

Mutukaroa project coordinators meet with parents at home, at their work, or at school to explain assessments, provide resources, and discuss how they can support their child’s learning.

Support learning at home

Support learning at home

Strategies for supporting whānau help their children with learning at home.

  • Meet face-to-face to model particular strategies or make a video to model a particular strategy or approach.
  • Create opportunities where students can draw on the expertise and experience of their whānau and work together on a project.
  • Maintain a class blog or a weekly email to whānau, where you share the class focus and encourage them to share resources and ideas.
  • Avoid setting up situations where you are encouraging whānau to supervise homework.

Share information

Share information

e-Portfolios and three-way, student-led conferences help parents to develop a deeper understanding of how their child is progressing and how they can support their learning.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Connections and collaboration: Two strategies to accelerate reading

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Educationally powerful connections with parents and whanau

Educationally powerful connections with parents and whānau

Read time: 72 min

Publisher: Education Review Office | Te Tari Arotake Matauranga

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Establish reciprocal relationships ”:

Return to the guide “Supporting Māori students”

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