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...

March 16, 2016

“There can be no significant innovation in education that does not have at its core the beliefs and attitudes of the teachers. The beliefs, assumptions and feelings of teachers are the air of the learning environment: They determine the quality of life within it.”


~ Postman & Weingartner

 

Gail certainly packed a lot in to her literacy leadership day run in February at Seifried's Estate; the key to every aspect of her presentation were the importance of BELIEFS.

 

If you get the chance to attend this pro...

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...

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...

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