Inspire in Education Charitable Trusts Mission; through an innovative educational organisation using a kaupapa Māori approach to release the potential of Māori learners and their whānau Every child is entitled to have a good start in life. It is not where you start in life, it is what you do with a life that determines where you end up in life, and we are blessed to be living in a country that, no matter where we start, we have opportunities so long as we believe in our self, we believe in the society and the country, and we believe that we can self-improve and educate our self as we go along. Furthermore, that is the key to success.
How powerful would our world be if we had kids who were not afraid to take risks, who were not afraid to think, and who had a champion?
Is this tough job? Yes.
Nevertheless, it is not impossible. We are born to make a difference. So, it is so essential that we put this culture back into our schools, whānau, communities, and tamariki.
So how? Through an Effective Teaching Profile for Māori students - Inspire In Education links in with the Education Councils, TĀTAIAKO
The Effective Teaching Profile consists of six elements.
Ako – teachers can use strategies that promote effective teaching interactions and relationships with their learners.
Wānanga – teachers can engage in effective teaching interactions with Māori students as Māori
Manaakitanga – teachers care for their students as culturally located human beings above all else.
Mana Motuhake – teachers care about the performance of their students.
Ngā Whakapiringatanga – teachers can create a secure, well-managed learning environment.
Kotahitanga – teachers promote, monitor and reflect on outcomes that in turn, lead to improvements in educational achievement for Māori students.
Te Kotahitanga professional development programmes that:
Supports teachers to improve all Māori students' learning and achievement, enabling teachers to create a culturally responsive context for learning which is responsive to evidence of student performance and understandings
1. Project Overview The target group is Māori students transitioning from Primary (Year 6), To Intermediate (Years 7, 8) and High School (Year 9, 10)
Te Whare Tapa Wha
Whanaungatanga (building relationships)
Manaakitanga (caring for each other)
Kaitiaakitanga (looking after our planet and people)
Creating the jigsaw puzzle to get an overall picture - Mātaiako will help the tauira (student’s) kaiako (teacher) make overall teacher judgments about the students learning progress.
When all of this information is brought together, it gives a clear picture of the areas where the student is progressing well and areas where more work is needed. The school provides whānau with two written reports each year to let you know how your tamariki (child) is doing concerning Ngā Whanaketanga Rumaki Māori.
These reports should help whānau understand:
The areas where their child is doing well and the areas where more work is needed
What kind of help their child may need with their learning and the next steps are to help their child 's progress in their learning.