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.