Term 2 Update May 2022

posted in: Professional News 2

Kia ora In my previous newsletter from February earlier this year, I talked about being ‘in uncertain times’ but also being ‘determined to make 2022 as normal as I can.’  Well, Term One was anything but normal for me, with probably more days postponed or deferred during the term than I actually worked.  I’ve never had a term like this.  … Read More

Feb 2022 update – Welcome to Term One

posted in: Professional News 0

Kia ora tatou I want to say welcome to the 2022 school year but I suspect that most of you are ‘well into it’ now.  Although we are in uncertain times – in terms of Covid – I am determined to make 2022 as normal as I can.  I have already undertaken six beginning-of-year courses for teachers as well as several … Read More

December 2021 Update

posted in: Professional News 0

Kia ora koutou colleagues, This will be my final newsletter of 2021 and I hope it finds you all well.  Probably a bit stressed – particularly if you’re an Auckland teacher – but even if you’re not, you’ve undoubtedly got end-of-year ‘requirements’ looming up fast. All’s good with me, and I’m about to undertake my first face-to-face visit to a … Read More

What do students say about writing?

posted in: Professional News 0

Most of us would agree on the importance of listening to student voice when developing and implementing a classroom programme.   In the context of an instructional writing programme, this means finding out:  How do my students feel about writing?   How do they feel about themselves as writers?   How do they feel about the writing instruction they receive at school?   Finding … Read More

Upcoming Security Changes For Membership Subscribers

posted in: Professional News 0

Online security is important to us and we will shortly be enhancing our website login security for Membership Subscribers. From 10th November 2021, we will be introducing a technology known as Two Factor Authentication (abbreviated to 2FA). What Is Two Factor Authentication (2FA) When you log in to an account online, you mostly use a simple ‘username and password’ combination to … Read More

Term 3 New Resources and Updates 

posted in: Professional News 0

Kia ora tatou, Hope you all had a great break – though it probably seems ages ago now – and that the weather and/or the trans-Tasman bubble breaking didn’t interrupt your plans too much. The purpose of this update is to inform you of what’s new on the website – both free and paid resources – and to catch you … Read More

Saying Goodbye to 2020 

posted in: Professional News 0

2020 was a tough year for all of us, given the two lock-downs that Auckland educators faced during the year as well as the abandonment of overseas travel.  But I finished it nicely.  I’m just completing six weeks of relaxing (mainly at home), reading, swimming, walking and a little bit of socialising.  I hope your break has been good as … Read More

Update on Murray Gadd Literacy Term 3 2020

posted in: Professional News 0

Kia ora koutou, I do hope you’ve all had a great break, getting yourself ready to take on the challenges of the final term.  Yes, it’s been a difficult year hasn’t it, especially for those of us who live in Auckland.  But, as a professional community, I think we’ve done very well.  We’ve taken risks, we’ve found new ways of … Read More

Launch Of Annual Membership for Online PLD Subscription Resource

posted in: Professional News 0

Kia ora tatou, I’m very excited Our new subscription product called: Annual Membership for Online PLD – “Building Excitement, Engagement and Achievement in Writing with Dr. Murray Gadd” – is now available. Yay! I have geared myself up to this for a long time now, and it’s great to be able to finally present this resource to the world.  I … Read More

1 2