The Writing Hedge2021-09-27T18:41:41+11:00

The Writing Hedge is our online offering for those who prefer to take their professional learning at their own pace. You can buy short courses or get the whole 18 hours of professional learning in one hit.

You can use The Writing Hedge as standalone professional learning, buy it at a discount after attending one of our live courses and use it as a refresher.

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Did you know there is a big difference between what students and teachers do in the writing classroom?

This 4 hour online course explores the space between writing and teaching writing. It will put you in the shoes of your students to understand the affective, self-regulatory and cognitive aspects of writing.

Includes BONUS CONTENT: Learning is difficult and that’s the point. PLUS Let’s Talk about PEEL

$110 (inc. GST) 

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Whatever subject are you come from – here are ten writing features that every teacher wants from their students.

This 5.5 hour online course covers the main ten writing features for teachers from across the curriculum. These include vocabulary, sentence construction, vocabulary. use of evidence, construction of an argument and much more.

$165 (inc. GST) 

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Stop marking writing – and start spotting thinking

Since writing is an expression of student thinking in your subject, we need to find ways to identify thinking much more efficiently. Otherwise we fall into the trap of just chasing sentences. In this 4 hour online course, we look at three types of vocabulary that will help you spot thinking – and you’ll even cut down on your marking time.

Includes BONUS Content: Writing about Concepts in Context (one for the Maths teachers!) 

$110 (inc. GST) 

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Get ‘inside’ the writing activity with The Writing Cycle

The Writing Cycle is 5-hour self-paced online course that will help you ask better questions about the development of student writing. By looking at SIX major elements of writing: affective, location, understanding, selection, organisation and expression, you’ll learn what it feels like to be inside the writing activity.

Includes BONUS Content: Let’s Talk about PEEL 

$165 (inc. GST) 

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Most resolutions to improve writing start with a best-guess

In this 3.5 hour online course, you will learn the five mindset shifts to change how you teach writing.

Includes BONUS CONTENT: The rhythm of teaching writing

$110 (inc. GST) 

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Read all about it!

Writing a news story is a 4 hour online course. Writing news is one of the most effective ways to train students about using evidence and the economy of language. This step-by-step course takes you through the process of writing a news story from gathering information, crafting an angle and writing in the inverted news pyramid.

$132 (inc. GST)

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Get the lot for $330 (inc. GST)

These courses are a mix of intensely practical activities that will also challenge your ideas about writing and how to teach it more effectively.

You can learn about the One Difference that Makes All the Difference, the Five Mindset Shifts you will need to teach writing more effectively, The Writing Cycle (foundational to all of Brad’s face to face courses!), the Ten Writing Features every teacher wants – no matter which curriculum area, Vocabulary that Spots Thinking (cut down on marking!) and Writing a News and Features story (just a little bonus at the end to pull it all together).

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Why The Writing Hedge series?

  • Self-paced online writing courses with activities to try in your classroom

  • Explore the difference between what students and teachers do in the writing classroom

  • Let’s talk about PEEL – and why a paragraph-first approach to writing has its limits

  • Examine the rhythm of teaching writing

  • Understand why learning is difficult. And that’s the point!

  • Discover the five mindset shifts that you need to make about ‘writing improvement’

  • Learn about the ‘writing cycle’ – a process that will help you ask better questions about the development of student thinking

  • Identify and practise the 10 writing features that every teacher wants from across the curriculum

  • Cut down on marking by beginning to spot thinking

  • PLUS much more