Core Education have recently published a series of blogs offering thoughts, ideas and suggestions for us to consider as we transition to distance learning.
The first reminds us to start with relationships and offers four key ideas for building and strengthening relationships.
- Keep relationships at the centre
- Invest in the wellbeing of kaiako
- Empower and affirm ākonga
- Remove barriers to staying connected
The second is titled Teens learning from home: what to consider. This blog focusses on the wellbeing of secondary ākonga, kaiako and wider school whānau. The blog highlights different ways of working and suggest planning collaboratively will benefit us all.
The third shares a philosophy or practice known as Āta, a teaching philosophy which is grounded in Te Ao Māori. The blog focusses on junior primary but there are lessons for us all within. The authors share observations aligned to three of Āta’s guidelines:
- Āta-whakarongo – to listen with reflective deliberation
- Āta-noho – giving quality time, to be with people and their issues.
- Āta whakaaro – to think with deliberation, considering possibilities