Culturally Responsive Practice
Uses research to provide an evidence-based approach, and discusses the importance of creating culturally-safe schools for Maori students. Delves into theoretical frameworks and identifies practical suggestions for using restorative practices and creating reciprocal relationships within an environment of care.
The Educultural Wheel discusses theory around student management.
The theory is designed to support the development of positive interactions between teachers and Māori students, build on what Māori students have identified as being most beneficial to their learning and the relationship they have with their teachers.
The Educultural Wheel shows how Whanaungatanga, Kotahitanga, Manaakitanga, Rangatiratanga and Pumanawatanga are interrelated, and vital for students' learning.
Listening to Culture
This article challenges the reader to consider the under-representation of Maori cultural principles and practices in mainstream classrooms and schools. It explains how teachers can bring more of a Maori worldview to their classroom practices using the culturally responsive seven step Hikairo approach to classroom management:
Step 1: Huakina (Opening Doorways)
Step 2: Ihi (Assertiveness)
Step 3: Kotahitanga (Unity)
Step 4: Awhin
Step 5: I Runga i te Manaaki (Pastoral Care)
Step 6: Raranga (The Weaving Process)
Step 7: Oranga (A Vision of Well-being)
Implementation strategies and student voice from a Rotorua case study are used to explain how respect for Maori concepts and values within an inclusive educational environment can enhance teacher effectiveness.
The Importance of Teacher Student Relationships on achievement