Are you wanting to have a more interesting and balanced te reo Māori programme?
Would you like to have more te reo ideas for your reading tumble/programme?
Does integrating a “Wonder Wall” into your te reo programme interest you?

Aligned with Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Tātaiako and P.R.T’s this workshop will include the above and teacher/child focussed resources.

These are some of the topics I will include in my PD on 23rd April 2018.

This interactive professional development and learning opportunity will include practical resources and will workshop how to provide more te reo opportunities through:
*The “Wonder wall”
* Pūrākau (Myths and Legends)
*Blooms Taxonomy
* Games and activities for your reading programme
*Values (Kaitiakitanga, Mahitahi-Collaboration)

* Whakataukī

We will use simple te reo Māori (from Level One Achievement Objectives-)

Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako i Te Reo Māori – Kura Auraki

Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1-13. Focus will be on the Language modes of Listening, Reading, Viewing, Speaking,Writing, Presenting and Listening.



Kia ora Michele,
We have made significant progress with Maori at our school and a large part of that is down to your fabulous professional guidance in te reo.  You have an approach that is engaging, non-threatening and memorable. We all love our integrated Maori curriculum …read our recent E R O review!


Nā Debbie Waller Orewa North Primary School

 “I thought your course was great. I loved the interactive, FUN nature of it, plus your passion shines through! “

“Thank you Michelle for a great workshop and fantastic resources”
 “I feel so much more confident to give the language a go. The course is just what I needed-a starting point. With the fantastic resources I can design an awesome manageable program for me and my team.”

“I can’t wait to try these activities. It makes learning the language easy”

As a specialist te reo Māori teacher in a mainstream primary school I can vouch wholeheartedly for the workshops that Michelle presents. I have attended eight of them over the last three years and each has been inspirational, practical, and thoroughly enjoyable. They stand out as the most incredibly useful professional development tool available for classroom teachers who wish to offer an engaging, authentic, well scaffolded and structured te reo programme to their students.
Her experience teaching te reo Māori me ōna tikanga to all ages at primary school means that she knows how to access each age group to the learning and how to use the variety of te reo resources out there, in schools and on-line, to maximise and normalise the communicative use of te reo by the students.  Having worked for the last three years with the scaffolded planning and resources that she provides for each age level, I know that they work brilliantly. Students achieve success in learning not only Māori words but gaining confidence to speak naturally in sentences to one another in te reo. I have also loved seeing how the students take their enthusiasm for learning te reo home and share it with their families, lifting the mana of the reo in our own predominantly non-Māori community.
As a teacher the workshops give you a proven, scaffolded pathway to meeting the achievement objectives within Level 1& 2 of the Te Reo Māori curriculum via
legends, action songs and games, communicative learning activities, whakatauki, visual prompts and art projects.  They take all the hard work out of planning. She demonstrates how to use the Ministry of Education’s He Reo Tupu He Reo Ora  resource creatively and effectively. Even if your own level of te reo is minimal you can launch the te reo learning journey in your classroom and have a lot of fun learning along with your students. Whether you are lead teacher for te reo in your school or a general classroom teacher wanting to integrate te reo into your classroom Michelle makes it real, exciting and manageable!
Annie Forgie
(BFA, Dip Tch, Dip Te Ara Reo)


Register HERE

If you are living in another part of Aotearoa (other than Auckland) and are interested in this kind of PD please email me and we will see what we can do 🙂