I often think of learning stories as incredible avenue for weaving together different voices to create an intricate and deeply connected image of the child. Lived experiences that occur across times and spaces are brought to life inside thoughtfully written narrative assessments in our quest to celebrate te āhuatanga o te tamaiti. Next time you document a ‘wow’ moment in your mokopuna learning life, I invite you to share the experience with the whānau face to face and include their voice in your assessment. This is one of the many ways we can acknowledge and recognise whānau deep knowing of their child.

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