Many of our community leaders share the dream for Aotearoa New Zealand to be the best place in the world to grow up. The core wish for every young person to have a happy childhood is shared across so many lines of difference. With that great headstart, we invite you to consider with us the key role of joy in learning. Together, as leaders of learning and seekers of social change, we also explore practical strategies for creating a happy classroom environment.
Equity in EducationPublications
Equity in education is a necessary step to counter the harms of unfair norms. This blog explores some of the differences between equity and equality, and shares ways to support equitable outcomes at the classroom level. We also challenge the limitations of equity and encourage each other to walk the line between taking steps to support students in the now, whilst dreaming of a transformed world in which all of us can thrive.
Teaching Jobs AucklandPublications
Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland is our nation's biggest city, with over 500 schools serving the young people of the diverse (yet too often segregated and unequal) suburbs and communities that make up this big mosaic of a place. Interested in teaching in Tāmaki Makaurau? Find out more about the teaching jobs landscape in Auckland:
Māori education is a contested yet agentic site of hope and aspiration. Find out more about some of the history, present and future of Māori education, and the role that we all can play in making sure that our schools and our society can enable all young people to thrive.
Unqualified Teacher JobsPublications
Working as an unqualified teacher can be a great way to be of service to students during a school's time of need. However, training to become a fully-qualified teacher is important for your development and career journey. Gaining qualified teacher status will meaningfully grow your ability to be an adaptive curricular and pastoral expert for the young people in your care. Read more about the process of becoming qualified, and the scholarship-funded pathway available with Ako Mātātupu:
Serving Community is a core value at Ako Mātātupu - both within and beyond formal education settings. Much more than a metaphor or talking point, it is a way of life. Come explore the concept and practise of service with us, as we unpack (and debunk some myths!) about what it can mean to serve community:
Tekau: 10 Years of Ako Mātātupu | Call for PapersPublications
A call for contributions to our Kairapu anthology of essays & reflections on education and social change! Celebrating Tekau: 10 Years of Ako Mātātupu would be impossible without the voices of Kairapu (change-seekers in education & society). What have we learned about teaching and social justice since we started on the programme? What have we learned from our students? How have *we* changed, as people? Check out the details!
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If you would like to find out more about our programme, how it works and who we are looking for, we have created an information pack just for you!