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RESEARCH REVIEWS

Developing the components of executive function in the primary school classroom

An exploration of the different skills that make up executive function, and how to develop them in primary school classrooms.

Effective writing instruction in Years 3-8

How to build on early writing instruction in the middle and upper primary years

Effective writing instruction in the junior primary years

An introduction to the essential components of early writing instruction

Understanding Pathological Demand Avoidance

An introduction to a rare but distinct form of autism

Trauma-informed practice in primary & secondary schools

Introducing trauma-informed approaches in schools

INFOGRAPHICS

Creativity infographic

Creativity in education and how teachers can support it

Bullying infographic

Key principles for preventing and responding to bullying

Principles of assessment infographic

High-quality assessment and how it supports learning

Instructional coaching infographic

The key elements of instructional coaching at a glance

Homework infographic

The key principles to bear in mind if you choose to set homework for your students

WEBINARS

Trauma-aware and trauma-informed practice in schools

Trauma-informed practice at primary and secondary school level, including the key principles, strategies, and common barriers and solutions

Gifted education

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 13
Justine Munro and Madelaine Armstrong-Willcocks explore what is important and what works in gifted education and share insights from their work with the New Zealand Centre for Gifted Education

Teaching children to read and write

COMING UP: 7.30PM WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10
Dr Christine Braid will share her vast knowledge and expertise around the processes involved in learning to read and write

Neurodiversity in education

COMING UP: 7.30PM TUESDAY AUGUST 2
Exploring the challenges that neurodiverse students face in schools and as they move on to tertiary education, as well as how teachers and schools can help to ameliorate these challenges

Teaching writing at primary school

Dr Helen Walls, classroom practitioner and researcher, will present the ‘what’ and ‘how’ of writing instruction, including the re-evaluation of some widely-accepted practices

"I found this section really informative – the case studies make it really easy to see how to take the next step... into the classroom"

Helen J, Year 5 teacher

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INSIGHT

Promoting effective literacy practices at secondary school

Key insights from our webinar with Irene Anderson and Jennifer Glenn on teaching reading and writing across subject areas in secondary schools.

The good, the bad, and the ugly of student motivation

Key insights from the highly practical and informative webinar with Professor Andrew Martin on student motivation and engagement

Teaching writing at primary school

A summary of some of the key insight's from Helen Wall's highly informative webinar on teaching writing

What to consider when designing mathematics programmes in primary school

A summary of the key insights from the webinar on primary school mathematics, with Fiona Ell and Lisa Darragh

Students need to move to learn

Key insights from our webinar with Gill Connell on the importance of movement for learning.

Reflecting on our state of literacy in Aotearoa New Zealand webinar

Exploring the need for open, constructive dialogue to improve literacy achievement in New Zealand

ANIMATIONS

A short introduction to executive function

The key things you need to know about what executive function is and how to support it in children.

A brief introduction to social emotional learning

A brief introduction to what social emotional learning is and why it's important

A brief introduction to memory

A brief introduction to how memory works and its importance to teaching and learning

Beliefs, behaviours and actions associated with a growth mindset

An introduction to the research on the importance of mindsets, and associated beliefs, behaviours and actions

The concept of self-efficacy – animated

What is self-efficacy, why is it importan,t and how can teachers support their students’ self efficacy?

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