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Welcome to our Essential Resources blog

Explore and find inspiration from these blogs by experienced author-educators and other members of our team. Here they share their insights and ideas on teaching, learning and development to support you and learners in your education setting.

Latest Blogs

inclusive learning environment

Creating an inclusive learning environment

Early childhood learning environments in New Zealand should reflect the diverse abilities of our children. Let’s explore the considerations for creating an inclusive learning environment.

teaching media literacy

Four fun activities for teaching media literacy

To be connected and active citizens requires our students to be media literate. Giving our students opportunities to access, analyse and evaluate media today prepares them for tomorrow. Try our activities for teaching media literacy to support their learning.

Unpacking peer mentoring programs

Unpacking peer mentoring programs

Peer mentoring programs can be incredibly meaningful in ways that extend beyond secondary school. Read our blog to explore the value of peer mentoring.

A to Z of Essential Resources

The A to Z of Essential Resources

To celebrate 2023, here is the A to Z of Essential Resources. We’re highlighting our top new releases, some long-time favourites, and the unique service we provide. Enjoy!

SOLO Taxonomy

How to use SOLO Taxonomy in the classroom

It may be baby steps at first, but soon it will be strides. First Steps with SOLO Taxonomy shows primary and secondary school teachers how to implement this powerful model of learning.

Aotearoa New Zealand Histories resources from Essential Resources

Aotearoa New Zealand Histories primary resources

Aotearoa New Zealand and You and Discovering Aotearoa New Zealand – two series of engaging Aotearoa New Zealand Histories resources that align with the refreshed curriculum and create meaningful learning.

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How to Teach Writing, Spelling and Grammar

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Building Social and Emotional Skills and Wellbeing

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Cultural and Social Inclusion

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Foundations of Communication, Language and Literacy