Janina Konia (Ngāi Tahu, Ngā Puhi) is the Senior Advisor Māori at the Ministry of Education – Canterbury. Her previous role was kaiārahi at Mātauraka Mahaanui, an advisory board to MOE with a mandate to represent Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu across the Waitaha region.
During the COVID Rāhui/lockdown, educators reported tangible benefits and perhaps surprising increases in engagement from many of their students learning from home. Nicola Ngarewa and Chris Jansen explore how might we take these insights about student agency and translate them into change practices in our schools?
These present feelings of uncertainty, freefall, and ‘tThis is not the first time we have needed collective leadership that activates networks of passionate people across our organisations and communities. The time for the individual charismatic heroic leader with all the answers is gone. Instead what we really need is process ninja’s – leaders who facilitate generative conversations around the complex issues we face, knowing that ‘collectively we can solve this