Who in the classroom learns the most?

The Teachers...The way students learn is by teaching others, not by being taught.

Watch this video by clicking on the link below

The "Purpose of Schools" (an interesting watch)

What is our story? How will we become a and create optimal conditions that are innovative, centred on empowering student agency and creativity?

Kia Ora Koutou Katoa,

Wow time is certainly flying past us as we enter week 4 of term 3. I want to say how amazing all our staff has been, supporting each other through illness and family loss as well as keeping our focus on teaching and learning that promotes student progress and positive outcomes for all. As we continue to be a champion for every child, may we activate those positive RbL (relationships based learning) tools as part of our optimal conditions in the classroom - prior learning, feedback ( task / process / self-regulation) feed forward, cooperative, power sharing. As Rita Pierson shared.......

Be that champion every day, every one, all the time.  And if there is one child in your class that continues  to defy the law of relationships, love him/her even more pay more attention to him/her because it may be the only place he/she is told that they are amazing, that they can achieve, that they can aspire to be the very best they can be...... AND is starts with YOU, it starts…

Culture Counts - Homai's Journey

Relationships-Based Learning - Classroom Practices!

Below are video clips that help me as an instructional leader to keep abreast with research and evidence that supports teachers and leaders to improve practice and leadership capabilities.

Collaborative Impact - A Global View
Professor John Hattie - Visible Learning

Professor Russell Bishop - A Cultural Responsive Context

What we learnt from our voice - Homai School

Homai school completed the entree programme for CC+RbL and the voices of our students experiences had given us new insights into how we can improve the teaching and learning experience for our students.We learnt that the well established teacher-student relationships were related to students’ perception of school as being a safe, caring environment and family-like environment.  We also learnt that parents and whānau indicated that they were appreciative of the efforts that teachers and school made in relation to their …
2017 End of Term One - what a Blast!! April 11, 2017
Interview with Year 6 Leaders:

Question: Whaea Rosina, what have you loved most about this term?
Answer: Seeing students fully engaged in learning through Artsy Thursdays

High attendance at schoolNo late arrivalsStudents power sharing and being the teacherNo behaviour problemsAll learners engaged in motivational and innovative learning outside of the normal day to day routines
Question: What was the most asked question of you from students this term?
Answer: Are you Matea's mum??  Are you the Principal??

Question: What Homai GIVES did you most show / action this term?
Answer: Guardianship - protecting student learning by ensuring there were no barriers to learning

Leadership systems clear, open and transparentTeacher accountability in and out of the classroomStudents able to access good teaching and learning programsParents feeling valued as partners in their child's learner
Question: How do you feel your new senior leadership team w…

Homai Principal first blog ever

Kia Ora everyone, Rosina Wikaira here from Homai School, Manurewa Auckland. I have been working collaboratively with 3 other school Principals since 2015 in an online collaborative community of practice, where we have shared leadership practices, celebrations, share relevant information, share what works well in and across our schools, for support, celebrating successes and problem solving within and across our schools.

For a principal this platform has given me support, strength and courage to engage in an online community and keep myself up to date with professional leadership.