Reshma is a facilitator for Momentum Learning. She has a rich and diverse background in education, with over 30 years of experience in teaching, leading and facilitating. Reshma believes that whanaungatanga and manaakitanga are the core pillars of building on maatauranga. She is a passionate, capable, knowledgeable educator who strives to provide the very best opportunities for all learners. Reshma always looks to find creative ways that teachers can adapt programs to be inclusive and flexible.
Through her teaching and professional facilitation with a range of educators from teachers to principals, she demonstrates a thorough understanding of effective pedagogy, and effective teaching and learning practices. Reshma is well read and has a good knowledge of current research and enjoys finding new possibilities in which learning is engaging, relevant and is driven by a moral context and kaitiatanga.
Her delivery method is motivated professionals to aspire to be their best through coaching and mentoring. She uses Te Reo Māori to bring Cultural Responsive pedagogies perspectives to the forefront. Schools she works with comment positively in relation to her interactions, professionalism and quality of support.
Maa te huruhuru, ka rere kotahingaa taanagata.
Adorn people with feathers so they can fly and weave together as one.
With extensive leadership and teaching experience in both Primary and Secondary contexts, Reshma’s experience includes:
Across School Leader for Te Puna o Kemureti
Deputy Principal - Hautapu School
Numeracy Facilitator at Waikato University
Specialist area include Maths, Assessment, Culture
Dance and Drama Co-ordinator
Developing and teaching Te reo Tikanga Program for years 1-8
Teaching in schools both in NZ and UK
Waikato Wai Maths Committee member
Waikato AP/DP Committee member
Widely travelled and passion for culture
Areas of Expertise:
Culturally Responsive Pedagogies
Developing Learner Agency
Coaching and Mentoring
Learning and assessment with Key Competencies
Teaching as Inquiry
Needs based programs and learning through differentiation and passion
Curriculum integration driven by moral purpose, Key competencies and Emotional Intelligence
Reshma’s Qualifications include:
Completing Master’s in Educational Leadership 2019
Bachelor of Education
Diploma of Teaching with Distinction
Level 4 Te reo Maori Te Wananga Aotearoa