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I have experience of working with primary aged children, teachers, undergraduate and post-graduate students. So how might we work together? Most of the people I work with have one of the following five things in mind when they contact me.
  1. Our school wants to try something different with literacy teaching and we need someone to support us.
  2. We want a creative challenge for a year-group, a class, or a specific group of children.
  3. Our staff would like coaching or training on a specific aspect of teaching English.
  4. We would like someone to give a guest lecture on literacy, writing or creativity.
  5. I’d like Stefan to help with my research project.

1.    Our school wants to try something different with literacy teaching and we need someone to support us.

So you have been teaching the same old literacy topics for a long time and now you need to do something new? Or maybe you are unhappy with giving the children a starchy diet of sentence starters, SPaG drills and tired and tested books. This is where I can help you navigate your way through the options and work with your teachers to begin to design a more authentic writing curriculum for your school and help you experiment with new teaching ideas and methods.

If this is what you need, scroll down to the bottom of the page to contact me (or click here)

2.    We want a creative challenge for a year-group, a class, or a specific group of children.

This is usually where my work with a school starts. Perhaps you have a class of children who need something different to engaging them with literacy, or maybe you have a group of talented writers who need to know where to go next. I can help you design exciting, immersive literacy topics for a whole class or support a small group to produce and direct their own film, or publish a book for the school library.

To get a better idea of what this looks like, click here to watch the film ‘Roseo and Julius’ made with a group of children.



If this is what you need, scroll down to the bottom of the page to contact me (or click here)

3.    Our staff would like coaching or training on a specific aspect of teaching English.

If your staff want to give something new a go, but don’t know where to start with Shakespeare or how to approach tricky topics like migration or identity with the children, then I have ideas for both! The CPD sessions I offer can be customised to your schools needs, your budget or your long-term plan. So whether it is for just a few hours, a full day or something more regular, we can arrange something that is effective and supportive.

If this is what you need, scroll down to the bottom of the page to contact me (or click here)

4.    We would like someone to give a guest lecture on literacy, writing or creativity.

I have lots of experience delivering guest workshops to teachers, school leaders and university students. My areas of specialism are in creativity, primary literacy (writing, reading, film-making etc) education and teacher identity. I have written widely on these topics for academic and non-academic publications including Literacy journal (2019, awaiting review), TES Online and The Guardian Teacher Network.

I have experience teaching in Higher Education and have delivered lecturers for Leeds Trinity University, The Open University, Reading University and National Pingtung University (Taiwan).

If this is what you need, scroll down to the bottom of the page to contact me (or click here)
  

5.    I’d like Stefan to help with my research project.

As a teacher with a growing academic background, I have experience in supporting academics designing and delivering qualitative research projects with primary-aged children in the UK and around the world. If you need help designing research activities to engage children, or if you need support designing creative outputs for your findings, please get in touch.

Watch this video I made in 2019 to support a  research project about migration in South Africa:


If this is what you need, scroll down to the bottom of the page to contact me (or click here)

6. Actually, it is none of those things and I would like you to...

Well, I always enjoy a challenge! If there is something else you have in mind, feel free to contact me and I can see how I can help.

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How much does it cost?

The price for workshops depends on what your school needs, how many children it is for and how often you'd like me to work with you. I always customise teaching and CPD packages, but to give you an idea, teaching packages generally range from £150 - £300. Training packages are usually between £300 to £600.

What next?

If you're thinking of working with me, the first step is to schedule a get-to-know-you meeting where I can meet you and we can discuss how you want to work together. No hard sell though, promise.

To get started, email me at articulateeducation@gmail.com and we can arrange to talk or meet. If you've received an email from me before, just click reply. To find other ways to contact me, visit my contact page here.

I look forward to meeting you!

Stefan

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