We talk to Tiria Tiria, Whenua Head and teacher of senior English at Naenae College in Lower Hutt about being the best teachers of English for our Māori and Pasifika students.
The fourth episode of the Ōtākaro Kōrero Podcast is the first in a series of subject specific podcasts, looking at how to bring culturally responsive practice into the classroom. We discuss Tiria's perspective on teaching English, what methods have worked for him and his students, and how teachers in English and similar subjects can engage their Māori and Pasifika students using a strengths based approach.
Texts he mentions are:
Bone Tiki by David Hair
Dawn Raid by Pauline (Vaeluaga) Smith
The Islander by Naila Fanene (in Niu Voices)
You, the Choice of My Parents by Konai Helu Thaman
Dear Martin by Nic Stone