Teachers value respectful and collaborative relationships with colleagues so that they can deliver high-quality teaching and learning. Contributing to an inclusive, supportive and respectful workplace culture that promotes teacher and learner wellbeing as well as seeking to resolve conflicts respectfully and constructively are just two examples of engaging in professional, respectful and collaborative relationships with colleagues as set out in Our Code | Ngā Tikanga Matatika.
Racist exchanges explores interpersonal racism and supports teachers to identify the pathways they can take so that they and their colleagues feel safe to call others in to conversations about racism.
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Guide to safe and productive conversations about racism
This resource provides practical guidance, underpinned by Our Code | Ngā Tikanga Matatika and Ngā Uara | Our Values for safe and productive conversations between teachers and their colleagues, teachers and learners.
Confronting racist jokes and comments framework
This resource supports teachers to reflect on and interrogate their own and others jokes and comments. It provides more specific guidance in responding to interpersonal racism that teachers recounted (see Unteach Racism: synthesised insights report).
Confronting racist jokes and comments framework PDF (178KB)