It has been my pleasure to work with Murray in a number of different contexts over the past fifteen years. Murray would be my first choice as a facilitator in the area of literacy for two main reasons: his in-depth knowledge of this subject area and his ability to create change in teacher practice.
Murray has great credibility and demands huge respect from all in the education sector for the work he has done in the area of literacy over the years. Through his research and publications, he has contributed greatly to our collective understanding of how children become successful readers and writers. His gift lies in his ability to present this work in an accessible, teacher-friendly way and this is what makes Murray such a successful facilitator of professional learning and development.
He will engage and excite all teachers, whether they are new to the profession or have been teaching for years. He works collaboratively with them to develop personal goals and then builds their confidence in their own ability to support children in literacy learning.
With his expertise in the area of literacy, and his ability to inspire the teachers he works with, Murray is a great facilitator of professional learning and I highly recommend him to anyone wanting to make a difference to children’s learning in this area.