Building bridges at Papakowhai School
"The relationship between the teacher and the student is one thing, but it's so much richer when the community is backing that student as well," says Eryn Street, a teacher at Papakowhai School in Porirua.
Initial teacher education plays a crucial role in our education system. But is it up to scratch? Ako talks to education professionals who are reimagining how we grow new teachers.
The disruption caused by Covid-19 has been particularly felt by hundreds of beginning teachers. Barely settled into their classrooms, they have suddenly found themselves having to work in a different way. Ako spoke with three new teachers about meeting the challenge.
A new teacher gives some advice to others starting work in a new community.