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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Whakataukī o te wiki

Each week,  I am exploring a chosen whakataukī with my students.  I believe this task allows students to think within the relational and extended abstract levels of the SOLO taxonomy as well as develop their metaphorical thinking which I hope will transfer into literacy learning.

This is one example of our whole class discussion, along with the google presentation template students complete afterwards.

Te Reo and Tikanga cannot and should not be separated so I often explain how these whakataukī could fit into mihi if students ever find themselves in the position of kaimangai, as our ancestors were poetic and prolific orators.

This week's whakatukī was:  Tama tū, tama ora.  Tama noho, tama mate.

Students related this to:

  • Taking risks in learning.
  • Making the most of the life you have.
  • Making the most of opportunities.
  • Being fit and moving your body.
  • Standing up for what you believe in.
  • Playing an active role in your life.
These are key ideas I want to keep encouraging in my students as they develop their rangatiratanga throughout the year.

Our class brainstorm

Here is the task they complete after the class brainstorm:
Working from relational to extended abstract in which they create their own whakataukī.

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