In her research paper ‘ Whakawhanaungatanga – Culturally responsive teaching in the Drama Classroom’ (NZ Journal of research in Performing Arts Education) Tracey Lynn Codey discusses drama strategies and practice to engage Maori learners in a culturally responsive way. 1,158 more words
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Ako means both teach and learn. It’s a reciprocal relationship where the educator is also learning from the student.
Ako refers to traditional Māori thinking about the transfer and absorption of skills, knowledge, wisdom, experience, much of which has traditionally occurred in the course of everyday activities. 234 more words
Last night, Marquette University’s Union Sports Annex saw some very bright spots in both the campus music scene, as well as the Milwaukee music scene. Performances from Three Unassisted, Bear In Mind, Eye & I, Brave You, The Red Flags, Ako, Ben Wagner, and TableForFour showcased a diverse array of talent, with the winner receiving three performance slots, including an opening gig for An Evening Tigernite at The Tonic Tavern next Thursday! 48 more words
Last week I attended an online webinar led by an Australian principal. She began: “The effectiveness of the leader will be tied to the respect that the leader can command and that will be generated by the character of the leader and the virtues she can display consistently and truthfully.” She spoke about how the work of teachers and leaders in a school is a moral task, the importance of developing practices shared by the group through meetings and interpersonal actions, and not just having good ideas but also enacting those ideas. 441 more words