We all need to wake up to the issues facing our children.
Upon listening and thinking this morning…. We know the problem… Action based on influence and expertise… Let’s turn this on its head… Role of schools as marae; teachers as/with whanau… Education as an enabler
Successful outcomes for successful communities rely on: Connections between expertise Funding for extra levels of specialised staffing for social, literacy, and leadership innovations. Support not finger pointing from agencies and govt departmental. Positive agentic attitudes from within the organisation.
Defining diversity – who are we? Another factor unfavourable to progress is the non-recognition of the essential heterogeneity of a collection of children... If they appear like one another today, they will appear unlike one another tomorrow.' (Ballard, 1915, p. 16)36 Problems with definition of, and solution to, problems.
The moral imperative The moral imperative of raising the bar (for all students) and closing the gap (for lower performing groups) relative to higher order skills and competencies required to be successful world citizens.
Quality teaching makes the difference Build social capital Find better ways to teach, learn and lead school communities. Invest in innovation over time.
Quality teaching makes the difference? BES The Complexity of Community and Family Influences on Children's Achievement in New Zealand: Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration (BES) Quality Teaching for Diverse Students in Schooling: Best Evidence Synthesis Iteration (BES)
Building social capital The role of a teacher in our school Optimistic Positive Challenge Have High expectations for their students Understand the worlds their students live in Develop good relationships
Teachers need to understanding learning in social contexts AffectiveCognitiveBehavioural
Finding better ways to teach, learn and lead school communities Using data to think about future possibilities for better learning Breaking down traditional norms Understanding change management Long term and strategic planning around better outcomes for social well-being and student achievement.