It is always great to work with SLD Nelson, bringing to Nelson great presenters to help support teachers and teacher aides, along with students and families who live every day with the complexities of specific learning needs. With amazing flight deals it is easy for educators from around the country to fly in to experience a day of PLD in Nelson.
This year brings Carla McNeil, presenting a full day for teachers and SENCOs, and a half day for families and teacher aides, looking at demystify...
The 4-8pm workshop with Nathan Mikaere Wallis certainly kicked off in true Nathan style. Engaging from the start, with many anecdotal tales, Nathan certainly knows his topic well. And, with Maori heritage himself, this is an area he is clearly passionate about.
A few key messages from Nathan, among many more, were-
Adopt a risk-taking response to using te reo-
Most teachers are not racist bigots, they are kind natured people who want to make a difference.