Cultural Responsiveness

Blog post links PTC 3: demonstrate commitment to bicultural partnership in Aotearoa New Zealand

PTC 4: demonstrate commitment to ongoing professional learning and development of personal professional practice

PTC5: show leadership that contributes to effective teaching and learning

PTC 9: respond effectively to the diverse language and cultural experiences, and the varied strengths, interests, and needs of individuals and groups of ākonga

PTC 10: work effectively within the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand

PTC 12: use critical inquiry and problem solving effectively in their professional practice

This year I have been driving Cultural responsiveness, what this looks like within our school and what Culturally responsiveness teaching looks like. I have organised three staff meetings on building Cultural Responsiveness, with another one organised for week 6/Term 3.

The First staff meeting: (Week 1/Term 2) 

-Each staff member brought something that represented their culture and everyone had a chance to share what they brought and the significance it has representing their culture.

-Prior to the staff meeting in the holiday, everyone read Colouring in the White Spaces and fill out the reflection sheet. In groups, we discussed the reflection sheet.

-Where to now: Each staff member wrote one next step for the following week.

Week 1


The Second staff meeting: (Week 2/Term 2) 

-Each staff meeting got a pack in the holiday break with Colouring the White Spaces, Ka Hikitia and Tataiako. We did a treasure hunt in groups: Tataiako Treasure Hunt.

-Jigsaw Activity: Bishop/Ka Hikitia/Tataiako. Each section was mixed up and in groups and through discussion the groups had to put together the three different sections.

Week 23 Act

download ka-hikitia-summary-te-reo-300h Tataiako-Cultural-competencies-for-teachers-of-Maori-learners_imagelargeTaiWeek 7

The third staff meeting: (Week 7/Term 2) 

-In groups sharing what we had changed in our practice this term, what things had work, what we could change.

-Te Reo Progressions: In syndicate groups working through what Te Reo looks like in their area




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