Our Beliefs: Sense of shared community responsibility.
Positive outcomes and achievement is enhanced by collaboration.
Vision Statement: Collaborative Teaching
Two or more professionals planning, teaching, assessing and reflecting together to meet the needs of students.
What is collaborative teaching?
Collaboration takes place when members of an inclusive learning community work together as equals to assist students to succeed in the classroom (Powell, 2011).
- Collaboration is an integral part of Matua School
- Effective collaboration is when all parties have mutual respect for each other
- Collaboration is based on mutual goals
- Collaboration depends on shared responsibility for participation and decision making
- Individuals who collaborate share their resources
- Individuals who collaborate share accountability for outcomes
- Recognising that a student shouldn’t be the responsibility of only one teacher, but of all teachers
Collaboration enables educators to…
- Allow more student voice and pathways so the learner is driving the learning
- Meet individuals’ needs with greater flexibility
- Believe that the WE is more powerful than the I
- Utilise our strengths, talents and abilities
- Promote our motto: ‘Learning today for tomorrow’ this is one way we can support everyone in our learning community for the future
- Learn and mentor off each other we must build better and more consistent best practice
- Share collection and use of data and evidence to inform deliberate acts of teaching
- Increase effective collaboration to improve practice, which leads to stronger pedagogy – the more effective a teacher is, the more a student will benefit