Date
16 August 2020

Prepare and support teaching staff

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Planning for successful transitions to school ’

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Brief teachers on tools used

Brief teachers on tools used

Familiarise staff with any digital and assistive technologies the new student uses. Make sure they understand how these tools support learning and how they can be  incorporated into their classroom.

Useful networking websites

Useful networking websites

Join professional learning networks –  the opportunity to share with and ask questions of other educators provides valuable support. 

Use these online New Zealand-based websites, communities, and mailing lists to connect with other educators.

Virtual Learning Network (VLN) – the Ministry of Education’s Online Community for New Zealand teachers. Useful groups to join:

TKI mailing lists

Training programmes and resources

Training programmes and resources

Use these training programmes and resources to support your own and your students’ learning.

Provide teacher release time

Provide teacher release time

It was great that the principal released me, the specialist teacher and the teacher’s aide to meet with Anya’s team at the kindergarten. We learnt so much about what Anya could do independently from observing the education support worker with her and then from discussion with the team. We also came the next week and worked with Anya in the class so we could see all the strategies that worked. I’m not worried about her coming at all now as I see how easy it will be to have her in class.

Teacher

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Humans not robots

Publisher: Matt Grant

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Website

Understood: For learning and attention issues

Publisher: Understood

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Website

PowerUp your classroom

Publisher: American Institutes for Research

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Plan for successful transitions to school”:

Return to the guide “Transitions – managing times of change”

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