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Why it’s important to be a mentor

Why it’s important to be a mentor

Have you thought about becoming a mentor? Teacher mentors have a potentially life-changing role in encouraging students to be positive influencers in their communities, says Essential Resources author and mentoring expert, Robin Cox.   They can transform the lives of...

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In conversation: How to bring spelling alive

In conversation: How to bring spelling alive

Kate Lloyd is the author of the Bring Spelling Alive series. Kate Lloyd has 25 years’ experience in primary education as a classroom teacher and a manager. Passionate about literacy, Kate began implementing literacy programmes into schools in 2002. Due to her solid,...

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In conversation: An update from Pam Hook

In conversation: An update from Pam Hook

When you stare into the eye of a whitebait... The invitation to present to the West Coast Principals’ Conference at Franz Josef offered many unanticipated adventures. Peering out the window of the Beechcraft 1900D on my way from Christchurch to Hokitika I marvelled at...

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Multi-sensory learning with Frances Adlam

Multi-sensory learning with Frances Adlam

When I take workshops for teachers I state that best practice teaching revolves around the following processes: Multi - sensory learning. Multiple Intelligences. A sequential programme. Teacher knowledge. Let’s think about Multi-sensory learning for a moment. The...

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