Welcome to Tools 4 Teachers

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Welcome to Tools 4 Teachers

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Welcome to Tools 4 Teachers

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a few words about us

We provide Literacy, Oral Language and ESOL Professional Development and resources for schools and teachers.

Tools 4 Teachers is an educational consultancy partnership between Jane van der Zeyden and Charlene Mataio. Andy Butler, Erin McKechnie, Rita Palmer (Palmerston North), Sally Muir (Waikato area) and Jill Ritchie (Wellington) also deliver literacy professional development though Tools 4 Teachers and in 2020 we are very pleased to announce that Laurayne Tafa will be an Associate of Tools 4 Teachers. Our core business is literacy professional development for teachers including reading, writing, oral language and ESOL. We also develop and sell classroom resources which will support schools to deliver high quality literacy programmes to their students. We specialise in delivering professional development in oral language and teaching practice that meets the needs of English Language Learners. Andy is also able to support schools in the mathematics learning area.

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Why Choose us?

Manaakitanga
We focus on developing positive, respectful and culturally inclusive relationships with school leaders, teachers and students as they are crucial to the success of the professional development.
Adaptive
Our professional development will be tailored to your needs. We recognise that every school or kura is different therefore we will be responsive in our approach and practice the concept of ako.
Literacy Specialists
Our team has experience with:
  • ► School leadership
  • ► National Advisory groups
  • ► Highly effective classroom practice
  • ► Published authors in the literacy field
  • ► Research
Accredited Professional Facilitation
Our team are all accredited by the Ministry of Education. Our expertise covers all facets of literacy including:
  • ► Oral Language
  • ► Writing
  • ► Reading
  • ► Literacy Leadership
  • ► Working with English Language Learners

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Committed to providing schools with the best resources and expertise.

testimonials

200+

Workshops

6000

Happy Learners

6

Products / Toolkits

8

Team Members