Friday, August 13, 2010

Another beautiful day in Tokomaru Bay

We are up on the East Coast again today, visiting with a cluster of teachers and principals from Māori Medium schools who are working with both the New Zealand Curriculum and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. Their story is inspiring. Most of these teachers are not native speakers of te reo and therefore are learning the language as they work with the kids. So not only are they teaching difficult concepts to the children, but they are also helping the children to understand the language then the concepts. It was great to see how excited they are by the new marau and its possibilities. This is the best part of my job! The photo above is the beach at Tokomaru Bay, about an hour north from Gisborne where we stayed for the night.

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