Addressing the Knowledge to
Practice Gap

– Senior Leadership Seminar –

International PD literature makes clear that more intensive support, over an extended period of time ensures implementation fidelity of complex teaching practices.

Supporting teachers to set observable, measurable practice goals and be coached to achieve these is key to increasing the sustained use of evidence-based pedagogy in the classroom.

The use of a teacher observation tool is commonly identified as an appropriate way to quantify changes in teaching practices and has an advantage over self-reported approaches.

In 2020, Dr. Sarah Aiono completed doctoral level research with Massey University, identifying effective ways in which teachers can be supported to embed and sustain quality teaching with fidelity in their daily classroom practice.

Sarah’s research created a teacher practice observation tool (P-BLOT; Aiono & McLaughlin, 2018) enabling observers to identify evidence of teaching behaviours associated with best practice in the primary classroom.

Seminar Content

This seminar will unpack key features of the tool such as:

  • Establishing effective learning environments
  • Integrating intentional teaching methods
  • Achieving authentic student-led learning and integrated curriculum delivery pedagogy
  • Responsive teaching strategies to support student voice
  • Fostering whānau communication and relationships

Workshop Details:

Time Commitment: 4 hour seminar style face to face workshop (includes refreshments)

Date: 13 May 10.00am – 2.00pm

Venue: Northcote Primary School, Northcote, Auckland

Suitable for:

Primary school principals and senior leadership teams.  This seminar is NOT suitable for classroom teachers.


Free of Charge


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