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.
To achieve our aspirations, we support our superstars – the teachers and parents who influence and educate children today and the future generations. Our superstars are busy, smart and inspirational. We partner with expert educators, editors, designers and web developers to create excellent education solutions that help them be the best they can be.
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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Club 100 is a delightfully simple concept that’s proved its appeal and success in the classroom again and again: each student is a member of a “club”, with the difficulty level of the clubs covering the full breadth of primary school, and it's also a useful tool for students who struggle with maths at lower secondary school. In completing the activities, students are inspired to challenge themselves and move up to the next club. You can use it as a warm-up daily, once a week, for one term a year or all year! Easy-to-use marking sheets are also included.
After growing up on a dairy farm in South Taranaki, New Zealand, Fiona Watts spent many years as a herd tester in the region before working in Australia and the United Kingdom. After returning from her overseas adventures, she applied for entry to teachers’ college. Now more than 10 years into her teaching career, which has encompassed all levels from new entrants to year 8, she has never looked back. She is currently teaching a year 5–8 class in a rural school on the Coromandel Peninsula.