How can we look through our cultural lens and see our common humanity? — With Dr Tayyab Rashid

How can we look through our cultural lens and see our common humanity? Tayyab explains to Denise how his experience of living in other cultures has taught him to notice variation within each culture. He encourages us to notice that variation rather than stereotyping, and to always pay attention to our shared humanity. After working…

Teaching Health — An Essential Part of Whole-school Wellbeing — with Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and Kat Wells

How can we use the Health Curriculum in schools to teach students about individual and collective wellbeing? Dr Katie Fitzpatrick and HPE leader Kat Wells talk to Denise about Mental Health Education and Hauora – their HPE curriculum resource for NZ schools. They explain how important HPE is for building wellbeing literacy and why ‘educative’…

The Mahi: Cultural Responsiveness in Schools — with Nathan Riki

Q: How can schools reflect the bicultural nature of Aotearoa? In this interview, Nathan and Denise discuss strategies, ideas and ways to help Māori students and staff thrive in schools. The Treaty of Waitangi guarantees participation, protection and partnership for Māori in all important areas of life. Nathan’s work is committed to helping schools build…