Te Kotahitanga is a project that seeks to improve the educational achievement of Māori students in English medium schools. Through interviews with Māori students, their teachers and whānau, the authors learnt about the characteristics of teachers that made a difference. They have drawn these together into the Effective Teaching Profile.
Supporting priority learners
The Te Kotahitanga Effective Teaching Profile
A Guide for Good Teaching Practice: Considering Māori students
This guide about good teaching practice is relevant for all teaching staff. It places the onus on teachers to reflect critically on existing teaching practice.
Tapasā – Cultural Competencies Framework for Teachers of Pacific Learners
Tapasā is a cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pacific learners, designed to help improve the way teachers and leaders engage with Pacific learners.
Culturally responsive pedagogy and assessment in primary science classrooms: Whakamana tamariki
A TLRI project where four teachers addressed their diverse students’ need for different opportunities to develop more sophisticated expertise in science by drawing on the principles and practices of culturally responsive pedagogy and assessment for learning.
Praising Māori children: getting it right
This article shows that generating ngā ara whakamihi (praise pathways) through a context of praise enabled Māori students to feel safe and supported.
Learners with special education needs
This guideline was developed from the Assessment Resources for Classroom Teachers and Students (ARCTS) Special Learning Needs discussion group.
Diverse Pacific learners
Principles developed from the Assessment Resource Banks (ARBs) Pasifika Steering Group recommendations to reflect the identities, languages and cultures of diverse Pacific learners.
Guidelines developed from the Assessment Resource Banks Māori Steering Group hui recommendations.