January 26, 2018

Make sure you book early so you do not miss out on the 'guru of inquiry', Kath Murdoch, coming to Nelson and Dunedin in June 2018.

Bookings are open now, with an early bird special and group booking rates. Bring the whole team!

August 10, 2017

Another fabulous day with Gail Loane and a bunch of keen teachers from early primary through to secondary. So much covered with such passion and depth from Gail; there's always something new to learn, even after hearing Gail four times now!

A few gems from this time round-

The teacher must show a love and passion for writing to inspire this in the children. 

Draft writing books - as a record of progress + teacher progress. Use what is happening in kids’ books as the data/evidence. Look for problems/habi...

May 9, 2017

Please don't be embarrassed if you think there are only four strands in the science curriculum, you'd not be the only one! The 5th, and arguably the most important is often overlooked: The Nature of Science. 

The Nature of Science was an important focus of the day with Pete Smith, Education Manager of the National Science Roadshow and Manager of the Sir Paul Callaghan Science Academy. 

Pete left attendees, from early childhood through to intermediate, with plenty of practical ways they could weave...

October 14, 2015

 

With a turn out of over 40 teachers, from as far away as Greymouth and the Rai Valley for our holiday course by Gail Loane, there are going to be some very inspired students during their writing sessions in term four!
Every time I see Gail present there is more and more to reflect on and teaching practices to adapt, making some simple modifications to truly meet the needs of the students and move them forward in their learning. 

 

I'm amazed at how much Gail manages to pack into a day, but here are so...

September 1, 2015

Professor Guy Claxton (UK) of 'Building Learning Power' fame will be visiting New Zealand in March 2016. Lancewood Education (Nelson) is working in partnership with The Learning Network (Auckland) to bring Guy to Nelson on Friday 11th March for a full day course.

 

Below is an introductory clip where Prof. Guy Claxton talks about the concept of Building Learning Power, with just a few changes to your teaching practice that support the philosophical reasoning of why many of us got into teaching in the f...

September 1, 2015

Ten hardy teachers came from far and wide across the Nelson region last Wednesday to attend Charlotte WIlkinson's course, 'Numbers and The Number System: Place Value - the full story'.

 

 

 

Beginning with a quick overview on the history of numbers, explaining how Roman numerals soon became inefficient, the introduction of decimals by a European minister of finance (surprise, surprise), and how different countries incorporate place value into their language, it soon became apparent just how much we are e...

May 25, 2015

With much excitement I'm pleased to announce two upcoming courses that will be running in Nelson in Term 3, 2015-

 

Charlotte Wilkinson writes for Pearson Mathematics and is the name you will see on the front cover of their text books. Charlotte also produces a series of math resources under her own brand 'The Wilkie Way'; these will be available for sale at the courses.

Charlotte will be running two courses: Numbers and The Number System: Place Value - the full story (Wednesday 26th 3:30-5:30pm), and F...

May 3, 2015

After years of thought and months of research I am very proud to present to you Lancewood Education. Lancewood Education is looking forward to working with inspiring educators and researchers to bring the latest in quality teaching practices and pedagogy to schools in our region, thus ensuring our children continue to be inspired to learn and be the best they can be!

 

Lancewood Education has been working with principals across a number of schools in Nelson to work out strategies to best implement...

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