Here is the powerful Mantle of the Expert plan Tim Taylor introduced us to at winter school in July 2018. Thanks so much Tim for writing up the notes and your generosity in making them available for all. The planning is based on the work of Florence Nightingale and her team of nurses at Scutari…

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The first ever winter school (designed for teachers in Aotearoa with some experience in Mantle of the Expert) was held in Hamilton on 9th-10th July. It was well attended and very well received. Twenty-four teachers from all over the country spent two days with Tim Taylor, whose name will be familiar as the author of…

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Here’s some information about two professional development opportunities coming up in the Waikato & Bay of Plenty.  The first is an informal get together suitable for beginners and those looking for planning ideas and support. The other is a full weekend of professional development for more advanced practitioners, with the amazing Tim Taylor from the…

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Some reflections on the recent Masters summer school from Annette Thomson – thanks Annette! This report was originally published in the Drama NZ newsletter. For more info on Drama NZ visit www.drama.org.nz  The link to Hundred.org mentioned in the article is here https://hundred.org/en/innovations/mantle-of-the-expert

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After requests for a workshop in the Auckland region, the IPL is running this ‘Introduction to Mantle of the Expert’ workshop on 12th October in West Auckland. If you are new to the approach and keen to learn more – especially if you are considering enrolling for the January summer school at University of Waikato…

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Delighted to confirm details of the 2018 Mantle of the Expert summer school at Waikato University. Please see flier below for dates, information, and very humbling testimonials from past students. Enrolments are open now – with a cut off date of 17th November. Please visit https://papers.waikato.ac.nz/2018/ARTSE/ALED515  or email viv.aitken@waikato.ac.nz  (lecturer), claire.coleman@waikato.ac.nz (convenor) or  traceyr@waikato.ac.nz (administrator) for…

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    Following on from last month’s well attended ‘Introduction to Mantle of the Expert’ session, the Institute of Professional learning in Gisborne is hosting a ‘First steps in Planning in Mantle of the Expert’ workshop on 31st August. All welcome. Check out the flier here. First Steps in Planning for Mantle of the Expert To…

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The Institute of Professional Learning at the University of Waikato is hosting an Introduction to Mantle of the Expert session in Gisborne on Thursday 22nd June. Details are on the attached flier. Mantle of the Expert You can also enrol via this online link. http://iplworkshops.ac.nz/workshops/?course_id=5349 I’m delighted to be taking this session to Gisborne, where there’s a…

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Thanks to Renee Downey and the team from Otaika Valley in Whangarei who are hosting two PD sessions for local teachers with an interest in Mantle of the Expert. It’s short notice (sorry) and places are limited but here’s the information in case colleagues from the Northland region would be interested in a last minute registration ……

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  Process drama is a great way to bring stories to life in the classroom – and to become familiar with the conventions and strategies used in Mantle of the Expert. Picture books provide a wonderful starting point for planning, as they provide many of the ‘raw ingredients’ for successful drama. In this post I…

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