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‘Brad used engaging tasks that made me rethink how I was teaching writing in my subject area.’

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‘Brad’s knowledge base was extensive and he gave course participants a lot of ideas and strategies to consider.’

‘Brad has a calm, open manner which encourages openness in the course participants, allowing for honest reflection.’

‘Outstanding day. Wonderful content, accessible, thought-provoking.’

‘Your seminar has been a real boost of inspiration – I am feeling very motivated about improving my teaching and determined to make a greater difference.’

‘I was engaged the whole day. Some great ideas. Excellent!’

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Thanks for visiting Teaching Writing for the Beginning Teacher

You have one advantage over the seasoned teacher that we want you to keep: you’ve been doing lots of writing recently!

You want to keep that habit throughout your teaching career because it’s easy to forget. Suddenly, you switch into teacher mode and you lose sight of the fact that what students are doing when they write is far different than what teachers are doing when they teach. We want to you develop both skillsets. 

After all, writing is simply students expressing what they know in your subject. 

Teaching Writing for the beginning teacher will show you the mindsets you need to adopt and the practical, technical writing skills you will need to learn to become a strong writing teacher.

The Teaching Writing for the Beginning Teacher 2 hour course is designed for the busy teacher who wants something out of hours.

And who is not busy in their first year? 

This course will begin with a 30 minute writing activity to put you in the shoes of your student and ‘inside’ the writing.

After that, we will look at three mindsets and three practical strategies that you can use to get more out of your students – starting tomorrow. 

$132 (Inc GST) 

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What will you learn in Teaching Writing for the Beginning Teacher?

  • The difference between writing and teaching writing – and why that matters

  • Stretching out what we mean by writing and the introduction to The Writing Cycle.

  • Where to get the language of writing improvement so that it does not feel overwhelming

  • Why teaching writing is different from other forms of writing

  • How to spot thinking and cut down on your marking

  • How to know what student growth looks like in writing

  • Why building your teacher capacity is better than silver bullet writing programs

  • How to train your assessment eye for writing

  • Why a paragraph-first approach to writing has its limits

  • And much more