‘Brad changed my perspective on teaching and writing.’
‘Excellent insight into how to apply writing strategies to improve writing for all students.’
‘The writing component helped me realise the level of thinking it required for students.’
‘Highly relevant and effective with relevant anecdotes and real-life experiences of successes and failures – relatable! Insightful.’
‘Brad knew his stuff and was very passionate. He drew in his own experiences which were effective and he was excellent at drawing on people’s responses.’
‘Wonderful! Clear, engaging and helpful. Used analogies that made sense!’
‘Brad was easy to listen to. An experienced writer, approachable and helpful, highly knowledgeable.’
‘Really, really useful – a real mind shift in how I think about teaching writing.’
‘Not overwhelming. Everything in one handy booklet.’
‘Brad created an intimate, positive learning environment.’
Hey, thanks for visiting Cornerstone.
We’ve refreshed all of our writing courses for 2022.
After 3 years, over 1,000 teachers, 15 courses, two books and an online teaching writing platform – plus navigating through you-know-what!, we’re ready to take the next step in teacher learning.
Some of our writing courses are based on teaching writing – and others on step-by-step writing processes. All of our courses come with a different focus, so look carefully through them to see which is right for you.
We’ve got 2 and 5 hour courses, e-books, online courses and free webinars (and the nostalgia of old school correspondence). Plus, we’re mixing it up when it comes to timing (and time zones) to cater for Aussie teachers who want out of hours PL, and to meet the needs of our growing audiences in New Zealand, the United States and other parts of the world.
Make yourself at home. Check out the testimonials. Read through our programs.
I hope to see you at a course soon. Thanks for dropping by.
Founder, Writer and Speaker
Which writing course is right for me?
Teaching Writing For Beginning Teachers
Teaching Writing for Beginning Teachers is designed to help you start your teaching career on the right foot when it comes to teaching writing.
Ideal for beginning teachers
How to get C-grade writing out of D-grade writers
How to get C-grade writing out of D-grade writers helps you to get more from struggling writers.
Ideal for learning support or literacy teachers
Thanks, but I’m here for the history courses.
Can I buy Brad’s books?
Meet team Cornerstone
Isabel van Gent (left) is events manager. She handles bookings and accounts, and has been with Cornerstone since the first day. Isabel is also a writer who contributes to content by interviewing authors and maintaining our social media. Brad Kelly (middle) is founder, writer and teacher who spends his time writing and teaching writing – and exploring the wide space between the two by writing, and developing and teaching new courses. Ally Geaghan (right) is our graphic designer who produces our e-books and our new teaching materials for 2022. A recent graduate of the University of Wollongong, Ally has also helped brand the new stream of courses.
Together, we also make up The Pencil and Pad, a writing company that works with schools, businesses and organisations to craft stories that attract eyeballs and resonates with their clients.
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