Monthly Archives: August 2017

Terrific Teams in the Rangitikei.

After a very successful conference day in Palmerston North, helping APs and DPs to Keep Calm and Carry on leading teachers, we are excited to be heading off into the Rangitikei this week to work with a group of teachers and classroom support staff.

We often take the role of the learning support staff, or Teacher Aides as they used to be called, for granted; but we all know that a great TA is worth his or her weight in gold.

This workshop will focus on the role of the learning support staff, and the ABC of effective teamwork in the classroom.

We will finish with an opportunity to view some literacy and numeracy games that we have found to be effective tools for learning support staff to use, and we will have the resources on standby for the Terrific Teams to devise and create some of their own to take straight back into their classrooms.

Calling all AP/DPs!

Willow Education are excited to be joining the NZEI Middle Management seminar in Palmerston North on August 10th!

We will be delivering one of our very popular Keep Calm and Carry On Leading workshops, split over two sessions.  Session one focuses on the need to “fit your own oxygen mask first”, because it is impossible to care for those around you if you are not fit and well.  Session two looks at ways to spot a stressed staff member before sick leave is necessary, and also investigates ways to support them within school and with the help of outside agencies.

Although our sessions are short – just 45 minutes each  – they are going to be action-packed and thought-provoking.  Best of all, they will leave you with concrete practical advice that you can take back to your staffroom the very next day!

If you’re a central North Island AP or DP  we’ll see you there!