Essential Resources believes in empowering educators to teach to their full potential so that they can inspire a lifelong love of learning and help build an equable and kind world.
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Our resources provide teachers with the lesson plans, tools and strategies they need to make a difference, supporting students’ learning through each stage of primary education. Strongly grounded by what works in the classroom, our content scaffolds students to become analytical thinkers, problem solvers and idea generators whilst enjoying the process of learning.
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A Flying Start for Beginning Teachers (Yrs 1-4)
Hands-on, practical guide for getting started in the classroom
Translate training into the classroom reality with ease. This series makes specific suggestions for systems, processes and professional behaviour so that you can take practical steps to establish yourself in the first week of term. It also offers seating plans, timetables, games and activities, ideas for written reports and dealing with parents, and photocopiable templates to assist with planning and teaching. With this resource you have the support you need to make your earliest teaching experiences both purposeful and enjoyable.
Fran Connell is a graduate of Dunedin Teachers' College and in 2001 completed a Bachelor of Education, specialising in literacy, at Massey University. Her teaching career has incorporated many schools and a variety of positions from principal of a small school to literacy leader of an intermediate school. Her recent mentoring of beginning teachers made her aware of the need for a practical, hands-on resource to assist them in making a positive start in their classrooms.
After graduating from Waikato University with a Bachelor of Education, Michele Gordon taught in a number of schools. As her career advanced she became a reading recovery teacher, assistant principal of junior school and then deputy principal of senior school. For the past six years she has been a tutor teacher for beginning teachers, reflecting her real passion for sharing her knowledge and skills with teachers starting out in their careers.