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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

For most of my life I have been surrounded by little people, whether it has been during my 19+ years of working as an early childhood teacher and centre director or as a parent of my own 3 children.

As a teacher and a parent, I advocate for the RIE way of being and a massive believer in empowering children to learn through free play. Respectful relationships and heart led leadership are at the soul of who I am. I am a proponent of kindness and a seeker of joy.

My passion has always been fostering the lifelong love for learning in children. I work with teachers to empower them to be heart-led early childhood professionals. I work with centre owners, centre leaders, teachers and teams. I am also a provider of SELO for the Ministry of Education in New Zealand

My mission is to empower you by giving you the tools to help you to co-create magic in your life, your team's lives and the lives of the children and families in your place - because people matter.


Class 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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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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