Join Us

Like us on Facebook! Follow us on Instagram!

Subscribe

Essential Resources believes that a love of lifelong learning will help build an equable and kind world.

To achieve our aspirations, we need to support our superstars – the teachers and parents who influence and educate children and young people today and the future generations. Our superstars are busy, smart and inspirational, so we work with expert educators, editors, designers and web developers and create solutions that help them be the best teacher they can be.

These resources support learning at home by providing parents and caregivers with the lesson plans, tools and strategies they need to make a difference. Each title support students’ learning through every stage of their education, ensuring they excel and can apply their learning to numerous meaningful contexts.

Archives

Categories

Planning with and for children

Planning with and for children

Dr Claire Warden shares the reason she started planning with and for children through Floorbooks 35 years ago and provides a taste of what they are today through answering questions that people have asked her.

read more
How to maximise your time in the classroom

How to maximise your time in the classroom

The tools in iUgo are full of time-saving tricks that help you get the most out of your day, even when the minutes are running short.Wayne Widdowson, of Henderson Primary School in Auckland, knows that one of the keys to teaching success is learning how to organise...

read more
Tales of teaching with Story Seekers

Tales of teaching with Story Seekers

Not too long ago Courtney had a chat with Tania Withers, head of ESOL at St Joseph's Catholic School, Upper Hutt. We knew Story Seekers was a hit with her students, as she kindly reached out to sing its praises. We were keen to gain an understanding of how our...

read more
Awesome ideas for learning at home: Part 3

Awesome ideas for learning at home: Part 3

Kia ora Welcome back to my blog series where you will find special tips and tricks to help make learning at home the best it can be. Here’s a great range of Science tools for online learning, check out these websites: Ministry of Education Science Curriculum Resources...

read more
Introducing iUgo Teachables

Introducing iUgo Teachables

iUgo Teachables is the brainchild of Nicola Smith, Managing Director and co-founder of Essential Resources. In 2000, Nicola and Geraldine Sloane launched Essential Resources, Teachables parent brand, when they saw a gap in education for teaching resources that were...

read more
Awesome ideas for learning at home: Part 2

Awesome ideas for learning at home: Part 2

Kia ora Welcome back to my blog series where you will find special tips and tricks to help make learning at home the best it can be. Here are some brilliant Reading ideas for online learning: Storytime Curated by Radio NZ, the books are read by well-known New...

read more
Awesome ideas for learning at home: Part 1

Awesome ideas for learning at home: Part 1

Kia ora Over the next few weeks I am delighted to share my special tips and tricks with parents and teachers, to help make learning at home the best it can possibly be. Here are some brilliant Technology ideas for online learning: For computational and design thinking...

read more
Why mathematical problem solving matters

Why mathematical problem solving matters

The term problem solving originated in the United States in the 1970s to shift mathematical skills from an emphasis on back-to-basics towards using them to solve non-routine practical problems. In the content-based curriculum of earlier decades, the teacher worked...

read more
Creating digital stories develops digital fluency

Creating digital stories develops digital fluency

Over the last decade, the need for a new dimension to the conventional learning areas and the pedagogy around teaching has become increasingly obvious. This dimension will have a forward focus on major issues such as sustainability, citizenship, enterprise and...

read more