SharpTeaching's Brian Parker is an educational consultant that problem solves through observation, accurate data gathering and the application of simple tools and teaching approaches. The aim is to give you a teaching 'gem' that you can easily adopt into your teaching, behaviour management or guided reading toolbox.
Since graduating in Fine Arts and teacher training Brian has trained and taught in Primary, Secondary and ESOL environments around the world. He has been working as an educational consultant for the past 10 years and largely focused on Guided Reading and Reading Programs.
He formally trained beginning teachers of primary and secondary at the New Zealand Graduate School of Education in Christchurch before beginning his own business that focused on training teachers using video and online integration systems. At the Graduate School he worked with Hilton Ayrey and together they formed what is now SharpReading. They built an online training platform and a number of all day workshops that give teachers guided reading routines to manage reading from beginners right through to advanced readers. Their education consultant work has meant they have run hundreds of workshops and supported 1000s teachers all around New Zealand, Australia, Hong Kong and parts of China.
Guided Reading Programmes
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Team up with educational experts and educational consultants to generate new teaching tools for teacher training.
All initial discussions to ascertain your needs and set potential directions for professional development are a free service. Both you and Brian need to be confident expectations are understood and teacher training needs will be met.
Once a direction is set Brian will put together a formal teacher training plan and a matching schedule for you to manoeuvre into your calendar. This process means, in principle, that you will engage his educational consultant services.
Working with teachers and schools over a reasonable period of time to consolidate teacher training may be required. However the goal is to give you the tools to quickly develop independence as a school or educational provider.
We understand that each teacher, like each school has needs that are unique to them. Tell us more about your teacher training issue (eg. guided reading), educational goal or wondering and we will get back to you with solutions we can discuss.
Sumner, Christchurch, Canterbury Region, New Zealand