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May 6, 2020

Self Management Ideas For Teachers

One for my Kiwi readers.

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Recently on Twitter the question was asked “I’m looking for some best practice pedagogy around running video calls for second schoolteachers. Eg duration, frequency per wk, types of activities to be focused on etc. Direct teaching vs Collaborative activities etc.”

This lead us to not just answer the question, but also expand on our answer to ensure that when kaiako are planning for online learning experiences, that their well-being is at the forefront.

This months post, Self Management Ideas for Teachers, is to support teachers with some guidelines and starting points when planning and teaching in a remote environment.

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April 30, 2020

CORE Blog: So… You’re The Teacher Now? Tips And Strategies For Whānau Navigating Learning At Home

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So… you’re the teacher now? Tips and strategies for whānau navigating learning at home

By Janelle Riki-Waaka

By Janelle Riki-Waaka Last week my Facebook feed was inundated with whānau who have recently found themselves teaching from home. Lots of questions about what offences constitute giving out detentions, what’s the magic tonic to make my kids listen, and desperate pleas for Suzy Cato’s phone number. It’s given me lots of giggles, however I

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April 29, 2020

Paper – School-Led Learning At Home: Voices Of Parents Of Māori And Pasifika Students

An item from my Kiwi readers.

School-led learning at home: Voices of parents of Māori and Pasifika students

Authors: Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch, Ally Bull, Brenda Ellis, Kerry Hall, Jane Nicholls, Leali’ie’e Tufulasi Taleni and Richard Watkinson

This paper reports on a survey that sought the views of parents of Māori and Pasifika students on their experiences of the first week of school-led learning at home. 134 parents responded to the survey. These parents represented at least 105 primary and 79 secondary students from throughout New Zealand in English and Māori medium settings. Their perspectives are shared in the hope that these might help schools provide more equitable programmes whilst the restrictions on attending school in person remain, but perhaps even more importantly, to provide insights that might help refocus education in the longer term. The intent is to seize the opportunity afforded by the current disruption, to work more closely with whānau to rethink how public education can best be provided to meet the needs and aspirations of all New Zealanders.

In the survey, parents were asked about the benefits and challenges they had experienced, and also to provide suggestions for improving school-led learning at home. They were also asked how satisfied they were overall with the programmes that had been offered and the extent to which the programmes provided affirmed their identity, language and culture.

Finding ways to further strengthen partnerships and value the learning that happens across the boundaries between homes and schools, seems an important step in expanding our view of what counts as quality education, making schooling more equitable and in honouring te Tiriti o Waitangi. Our hope is that by sharing the voices of parents of Pasifika and Māori children, this paper might be a small step on the journey towards developing an education system that better meets the needs of all students.

To access the original website for this paper, click here.

April 28, 2020

[JOFDL] New Notification From Open Journals On Ako Aotearoa

Note this special issue focused on COVID-19, which does include a couple of K-12 or schools sector items.

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Alison Fields

April 26, 2020

CORE Blog: Te Whāriki At Home: Strategies For Supporting Young Children’s Learning

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Te Whāriki at home: strategies for supporting young children’s learning

By Kathryn O’Connell-Sutherland

He whāriki hei whakamana i te mokopuna, hei kawe i ngā wawata A whāriki that empowers the child and carries our aspirations When Aotearoa went into lockdown I began thinking about our tamariki mokopuna and how we can support their learning in the home. I wondered what might already be available for teachers/kaiako and parents/whānau.

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Thinking differently: distance learning in senior primary

By Greg Carroll and Mark Maddren

A joint blog by Greg Carroll and Mark Maddren. This blog post offers some key considerations for setting up programmes in ways that will cater for senior primary rangatahi as they learn from home. We hope that applying them will help you to ensure that your ‘Learning at Home’ programme is successful. 1. Preserving and

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