Hand out the take-home kōrero worksheets, and explain that you’d like each student to use this to kōrero with whānau members. Give as many worksheets as needed.
Students will need to ask someone at home these questions, note their answers, and then bring the worksheet back to school.
Some tamariki may forget, and perhaps it might be good to allow some free time for them to call a whānau member to ask the questions. Perhaps schedule this in for the following day!
Once you have as much feedback as possible, come together as a class. Let students know you’re going to do some thematic analysis (ooooo!) on the work that they’ve done, but firstly the most important thing.
- Who enjoyed interviewing a whānau member?
- Who learned something new from this time together?
- What other things were important about this time?
- Jot these things down if they’re relevant to new policy or procedure development.
Ask tamariki to work together in groups of about 4. Go through each question and look for the ‘in-commons’.
Now it’s time for the interviewers to become the interviewees! In groups, have students record their own opinions about the questions.
Re-group (this could be the next day) and go through the ‘group’ themes compiling them to the class whānau themes.
Explore how these themes could be incorporated into a new school policy around:
- Bullying Prevention
- The School Mission
- School Values
Each class can then submit to the principal their own proposed ‘culture of kindness’ guide, which can be then contribute to new school policies.
For help with building new policy, check out Bully Free NZ or Work Safe for templates. You can also check out the Pink Shirt Day website for extra tools (such as blurbs for your school newsletter) to support putting your new policy into practice!