Simple. We focus on teachers and teaching writing.

Achieving writing improvement is the holy grail of high school leaders but it is slow and difficult to achieve. We accept that. But trying to apply tired solutions to old problems just leads to greater costs and frustration.

That’s why we’ve found a new angle.

We spend our days teaching, observing, and workshopping how to teach writing more effectively. We’ve presented to 1,000 teachers in Australia across all sectors and some of the insights we’ve discovered have surprised even us.

Here’s four insights that have driven the design of our courses:

  • to improve student writing you have to improve the teaching of writing;

  • understanding the difference between what students and teachers do in the writing classroom provides a priceless insight with an immediate impact;

  • writing is an expression of thinking and we need to ask better questions about the development of thinking;

  • every teacher is a writing teacher.

A unique design

We’ve designed our modules to allow you to explore one aspect of teaching writing at a time so you can test what you have learned in the classroom and then come back and tell us about it.

Our modular courses are designed with your time and budget in mind. You can choose short modules, register for day courses or attend live zoom workshops.

Our courses were created to challenge your understanding of the nature of writing and teaching writing, and to inspire you to do something with the information you have learned.

What people say about us

Brad changed my perspective on teaching and writing.

Sydney participant, DET. , The Teacher Writer Workshop

I will take this back to my team to deepen their learning about a better way of tackling writing in our 7-10 history classes.

Newcastle participant, Catholic , Writing in Junior History

Quite personalised and with individual feedback which is unusual for a teacher PD.

Sydney participant, DET , The Teacher Writer Workshop

The course has given me a really good shift in teaching my content more appropriately and in general practice. I love the idea of shifting the weight of what I do toward the outcomes. So simple but so powerful.

Port Macquarie participant , Improving Writing Instruction Across the Curriculum

Brad was easy to listen to. An experienced writer, approachable and helpful, highly knowledgeable.

Albury Participant, DET , Improving Writing Instruction Across the Curriculum