The Intentional Teacher

Tools for noticing, recognizing and intentionally responding to children learning.

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In this workshop we will exploring intentional teaching.

Research has shown that outstanding teachers are intentional, they do things on purpose. They are always thinking about what they are doing and how it will foster children's development and produce real and lasting learning (Epstein, 2007).

Children learn best by play and their play should be free. Teachers need to be thoughtful, planful, purposeful and to respond intentionally to children's learning.
We will be exploring what intentional teaching is and unpacking "What makes a great learning story?" as well as how to invite more parent and whanau participation in their child's learning and assessment.
We will be discussing the notice, recognise, respond and revisit cycle in depth and looking at schema and dispositions as well as how to intentionally responding to children's learning.

Your Instructor

Tanya Valentin
Tanya Valentin

Tanya Valentin is a heart-led early childhood education writer and professional development facilitator and trainer. She has worked in New Zealand as an early childhood education professional for 20 years.

Tanya lives with her family in beautiful Northland, New Zealand. She is a passionate advocate for respectful teaching practices for infants, toddlers and young children as well as learning through free play. Her mission is to make a difference by advocating for children as well as championing teacher well-being. Tanya is dedicated to providing professional development that will inspire a legacy of intentional, heart-led early childhood professionals.

You can read Tanya’s blog at

Course Curriculum

  Part 1: What is Intentional Teaching
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  Part 2: Assessment and Planning for Learning
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  Part 3: Notice, Recognise, Respond, Revisit.
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