Friday 6 September 2019
Rāmere, te 6 o Mahurui, 2019
In this week’s update:
- Rōpū Te Reo Me Tikanga Māori: Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019
- Tuhituhi/ Writing: Myths and legend links
- Ngaio Pukapuka Kōrero: Emotional Coaching for Anxious Learners
- Rōpū Taunaki Ako/ Learning Support: A Success Story
- Rōpū Pāngarau/ Maths: Digital Curriculum PD
- Podcast number 9: Cooperation versus collaboration
1. Rōpū Te Reo Me Tikanga Māori
TE WIKI O TE REO MĀORI 2019/Māori Language Week 2019
Te Wiki o te reo Māori is next week so we have included a number of our favourite finds for your convenience.
Kia Kaha te Reo Māori Whānau!
Posters: Print these A3 posters to put up around your kura.
Social Media: Be on your social media game with these banners, profile pics and cover photos.
Te reo Māori version of ‘Old Town Road’: If you do anything this year, make sure you learn this with your kids. They will love it!
Top Teaching Tasks Website: There are so many great online ideas for Te Wiki o te Reo Māori.
Photos: We would love to publish photos of your kura celebrating Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori 2019. Please send them through to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tū Māia: All of our kura from the Orewa Kāhui Ako are participating in the Tū Māia Kapa Haka Festival held at Silverdale School on Rāmere/Friday, te 6 o Mahuru/September. This will be a great finale to the week. Talk to your Māori leaders about watching your group perform on video.
2. Rōpū Tuhituhi / Writing Group
A reminder that our termly moderation form has been sent out to all
within-school leaders to be shared across their kura for those interested in this across school assessment process. Please send your completed forms back by 9th September. We will share our preliminary results at our after school meeting on the 12th September, at Orewa College.
Literacy links for TE WIKI O TE REO: National Library search link – Myths and legends resources
Follow the link to TKI to view a collection of . Māori Myths, Legends and Contemporary Stories reflecting themes in today’s world.
Check out this great myths and legend link for a teaching resource.
Follow this link incorporating the digital curriculum for teaching resources Year 3 incorporating traditional Māori pūrākau/stories
3. Rōpū Taunaki Ako/ Learning Support Group
Over the next few weeks we will be sharing some success stories using a variety of strategies. The names of our students will be changed in each example.
4. Rōpū Pāngarau/ Maths Group
Simon Bentham attended some professional development regarding the 2020 digital curriculum. It was held at Orewa Primary and he found it to be informative, with lots of lesson ideas for unplugged computational thinking. Here is a link to the slides that were shared. These slides are extensive with loads of very useful information.
5. Professional Development/ Ngaio pukapuka kōrero
Emotional Coaching for Anxious Learners: Seven teachers from the kāhui ako attended a professional development presentation by Ruth Lawson-McConnell, held at Whangaparaoa College. She offered valuable insight into dependency anxiety and the role teachers can play in supporting our students who struggle with anxiety.
Ruth referenced all three sectors of Early Childhood, Primary School and Secondary School. She challenged us to form attachments, recognise the anxiety situation (e.g. It must be hard for you right now), reassure with calm speak (e.g. we can take some calm breaths and get through this), and offer options which re-centralise the student, (e.g. by a useful action causing distraction and/or breathing techniques). Here is a selection of slides from Ruth’s presentation. If you would like to refer to the full presentation, please use this link.
6. Podcast number 9: Cooperation versus collaboration
“Creative collaboration is a critical component to project-based learning and design thinking. But it’s not as simple as assigning members to teams and then walking away. Collaboration is hard work because it’s deeply relational and all relationships have challenges. In other words, collaboration is hard because people are hard. However, as teachers, we can be proactive in the way we design creative collaboration to help mitigate some of the common pitfalls in student collaboration.”
Interested in learning more? Check out the entire article here, including specific pitfalls and corresponding ideas for how to prevent these pitfalls. Or Listen to the Podcast: Want to listen to this article on the go? You can find the podcast on Apple Podcasts if you have an iPhone or iPad. If you have an Android device, check it out on Stitcher
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