Annual Video Subscription
Annual Membership for Online PLD

Building Excitement, Engagement & Achievement in Writing

This online Professional Learning Development resource provides access to the following:

1. Access to all Murray ‘Reads and Writes From’ video lessons​ (currently 19)

  • ​​Plus three new video lessons added each new (NZ) teaching term (12 per year)

2. Access to all ‘Murray Talks’ videos around the teaching of writing (currently six)

  • Plus three New Murray Talks videos per new (NZ) teaching term (12 per year)

3. Access to all Downloadable Teachers’ Notes / PDFs

  • These supplement each talk or video

4. Access to a “Members Area” section where you can manage your Subscription, add, remove and invite Group Managers and members.

5. Access to Free technical support for you / your membership plan Group users

 

Additional information is available in the Description below.


Coming in 2021: option to upgrade to ‘PLUS membership’ which will include access to up to two 60-minute on-line sessions with Dr Murray Gadd.


Purchase Membership

Price Per School / Institution for Standard Annual Membership

All prices are in NZD, include GST and are payable annually in advance via credit / debit card.

NOTE: the person making the purchase (e.g. Admin or Principal) will become the Account Owner and will occupy one seat from the license – so we recommend it’s someone who will be using the resource (e.g. not office staff).  See “How Does Membership Work?” below for more information.

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Working With Under-Achieving Writers

This brand new eBook (written by Dr Murray Gadd) was released on 31st January 2020.

SEE INSIDE ~ READ EXTRACT BELOW  – You can also download the sample PDF (8 pages)

This is an 82-page peer-reviewed eBook resource entitled Under-achievement Is Not Inevitable: Working Effectively With Struggling And Reluctant Writers.

It’s written as a reflection and discussion document for school / literacy leaders & teachers and considers different ways of working effectively with students (particularly Years 4-10) who are not always engaged in writing and/or who struggle as developing writers. 

The Main Questions It Poses Are

  • Why do some students (particularly boys and students from minority ethnic groups) under-achieve as developing writers?
  • What are some key actions that teachers can undertake to help raise student engagement, progress and achievement levels in writing?

Who’s This For?

This resource was developed for two main audiences:

  1. For school/literacy leaders who could use the resource to lead professional inquiry and learning amongst their teachers.  To this end, I have written a reading and discussion guide at the beginning and end of all sections. These often include actions for teachers to trial.
  2. For teachers who might want to use the resource to lead their own inquiry around the key questions posed in the resource.  They could use the reading and discussion guide and trial some of the suggested actions as individual teachers.

How Can It Assist Literacy Leaders & Teachers?

The key actions are contextualised in real classroom situations and cover issues related to strategic use of: 

  • Teacher expectations;
  • Topic selection;
  • Instructional strategies;
  • Classroom organisation and management;
  • Classroom environment.

Have a look at some sample pages and think about how you could use it, especially if under-achievement in writing is an issue at your school.

Price Per School / Institution 

All prices are quoted in NZD

– Individual Teacher / Purchaser: $19.99
– School usage small (2 ~ 10 teachers): $90
– School usage medium (11 – 20 teachers): $160
– School usage large (21 – 30 teachers): $240
– School usage large+ (31 or more teachers): $299

 

 

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