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Resources to support learning-focused relationships

These resources, created by teachers, may be adapted and/or used individually or within professional learning groups to help teachers create learning-focused relationships in the classroom.

Classroom posters

These posters, one directed at the teacher and the other at students, ask what needs to be done now to best help students learn.

Word 2007 icon. What do I need to do now to best help me learn (Word 2007 84 KB)

Word 2007 icon. What do I need to do now to best help this student learn (Word 2007 64 KB)

These posters have ideas for creating classroom resources about learning.

Word 2007 icon. Super learners (Word 2007 206 KB)

Word 2007 icon. A bunch of learning attitudes (Mellons Bay Primary) (Word 2007 51 KB)

Word 2007 icon. Kids at work (Mellons Bay Primary) (Word 2007 99 KB)

Word 2007 icon. Six key messages about learning (Mellons Bay Primary) (Word 2007 18 KB)

Word 2007 icon. Great learners – example with clown (Rise Up Academy) (Word 2007 77 KB)

Word 2007 icon. Learning prompts (Greenhithe Primary) (Word 2007 216 KB)

Word 2007 icon. Learning kete – poster (Mellons Bay School) (Word 2007 673 KB)

Word 2007 icon. Great learner – poster (Word 2007 90 KB)

Word 2007 icon. How to be champion learner (Word 2007 4 MB)

Professional learning

Teacher inquiry and learning-focused relationships

These resources may be used individually or in professional learning groups to help teachers think about what constitutes a learning-focused relationship.

Word 2007 icon. Teaching as inquiry – learning-focused relationships (Word 2007 124 KB)

PDF icon. Messages about learning (PDF 69 KB)

PDF icon. Y chart for learning-focused relationships (PDF 82 KB)

Word 2007 icon. Six main messages about learning – teacher worksheet (Word 2007 21 KB)

This template can be used as a guide to support teachers to strengthen the learning-focused relationships in their classrooms and to help them to see how students see themselves as learners. 

Word 2007 icon. Teaching as inquiry – learning-focused relationships (Word 2007 124 KB)

These slides show how using the inquiry cycle to strengthen learning-focused relationships.

PowerPoint 2007 icon. Using the teaching as inquiry cycle to strengthen learning-focused relationships (PowerPoint 2007 999 KB)

This exemplar describes a teacher inquiry on learning-focused relationships.

Word 2007 icon. Teaching as inquiry – exemplar 2: Learning-focused relationships (Word 2007 149 KB)

Building a learning-focused relationship

These articles provide good ideas for building learning-focused relationships in the classroom.

Word icon. Suggestions for creating learning-focused relationships (Word 1 MB)

Word 2007 icon. LFR in the secondary classroom (Word 2007 66 KB)

Pasifika Education Community

These videos from the Pasifika Education Community focus on getting to know the students.

School story

This story tells how a secondary teacher improved his classes' NCEA results by giving his students the tools to become self-directed learners.

Assessment for learning in practice in a year 11 classroom – a teacher's story