Hitting the Heart
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Hitting the Heart

“Lift the lid of low expectation”  “You are bright enough, you are gifted enough, and you are talented enough” The keynote shared by Marcus Akuhata Brown was one I will never forget. Marcus said it … #nzla16When a message pierces your heart .. you believe… — Kerri Thompson (@kerriattamatea) September 27, 2016 His message pierced … Continue reading

A balanced literacy approach
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A balanced literacy approach

The second paper of my Post Graduate Diploma in Education (Teaching and Learning) has been submitted and marked. Plenty of valuable new learning taken away this year: how children learn to read in different ways what causes the differences in early reading achievement and subsequent difficulties in some students what we need to do in … Continue reading

Accelerating success for Maori
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Accelerating success for Maori

Recently I have been reading a lot about KA HIKITIA… accelerating Maori achievement. What I have realised is that much of what LearningMYway is about seems to include the pedagogical kaupapa which suits our Maori students.             Having reviewed John Leonard’s chart of ‘what it is to be Maori’, it … Continue reading