Bek's PD has been inspirational. She has challenged our traditional way of teaching while giving us the tools and strategies to support student choice and student voice. Staff have commented that it is the best PD they've ever had. The impact of Bek's PD is evident when I visit classrooms in both teacher practice and student engagement. We look forward to working with her again next year!!  

(Allison Burdon, Principal, Wainuiomata Primary School)

Our staff was energised during and after workshops with Bek during 2017. Bek was able to tailor these to our needs and provided links to our concept curriculum in a way that would take all staff into a deeper understanding of how to plan for authentic teaching and learning. The flexi timetabling and skills framework has really motivated us to look at the how we engage our learners and develop independence. The Maths and Literacy Hub is the main resource we have purchased in the last two years as it is accessible to every teacher at every level of the school and the children love it.
(Andrea Peetz, Deputy Principal, Karori Normal School)

I have employed Bek to support the schools I have been principal of for several years and have always found her to be future-focussed, innovative, passionate, and highly motivational in her role as an educational consultant/PD Provider. She is extremely knowledgeable around innovative learning practices (including student agency, thinking skills, e-Learning, and collaborative teaching and learning), as well as vision and curriculum development.  

Our teachers have really enjoyed working with her, appreciating her practical ideas, useful resources, approachability, flexibility, and her sense of humour.   She also has a sound understanding of a teacher’s perspective and trials any new initiatives in classrooms before sharing more widely. Our teachers find her Literacy and Numeracy Hubs to be great tools to use in their teaching and learning programmes, as they provide personalised pathways for student learning and are based on the NZ Curriculum.

Bek was invaluable in helping to prepare and facilitate a parent information evening related to introducing innovative teaching and learning practices in our school. Her years of experience (both nationally and internationally), large research base, and ability to answer questions effectively helped our parent community understand the need for future focused education and made our transition process easier.  
I would highly recommend Bek to support your school in a variety of ways and am happy to be contacted.

(Cheryl Wadworth, Principal, Whitney Street School)

Randwick School have been working with Bek for 4 years in a wide range of capacities. Bek has run a number of Staff Only Days focusing on how to develop student agency in the classroom and how to develop depth to thinking and questioning in learning programmes. Bek has also worked alongside teachers in the classroom providing feedback and support on teacher effectiveness. Bek has attended planning meetings with teachers and worked with them to refine their programmes to best meet the needs of our students. We have found Bek to be very knowledgeable, adaptable and quick to understand our unique needs and work with us to customise our programmes. Bek is very flexible and does not provide a one stop model; she spent time getting to know our students and staff and then worked with us to develop a professional learning model that best suits us. I would thoroughly recommend Bek to any school wanting to develop a quality professional learning model.  

(Simonne Goodall, Principal, Randwick Primary School)

I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Bek over the last few years and have been inspired by the incorporation of student voice and student choice in my classroom practise. I have found this to be one of the most beneficial on going professional developments to support my pedagogical knowledge.  

(Kylie Chapman, Teacher, Wainuiomata Primary School)

I have had the absolute pleasure of learning from, and working alongside Bek for almost 3 years. She gives practical advice, resources and solutions to benefit effective teacher practice and promote student agency in learners. She is extremely supportive when trialling new programmes and resources in the classroom, and is responsive to questions and challenges. I truly believe I have grown so much as a teacher throughout our PD with Bek and would HIGHLY recommend her to any school, or teacher, wishing to develop not only their own practice but self-management and achievement levels for students. 

(Samara Wells - Senior Team Leader & Y7/8 Classroom Teacher, Randwick School)