Teacher and Pupils

Teacher Aide



Teacher Aide MASTERCLASS has been custom designed with three unique threads woven together to improve cultural capability, student wellbeing and student achievement.

Teacher Aide MASTERCLASS is a fresh look at best-practice pedagogy as well as emergent pedagogy that is proven to be effective in supporting and improving student wellbeing and achievement. Grounded in recent international research, including research from the McGill Centre for Research in Neuroscience, you will come away equipped with truck-loads of hands-on practical tools. You'll be armed and dangerous with the skills, strategies and inspirations to improve student wellbeing, your own cultural responsiveness, and the ability to empower students to achieve and succeed in literacy.

Learning Outcomes:

Teacher Aide Masterclass is an exciting, engaging and empowering one-day Professional Learning and Development workshop designed to strengthen your skills and knowledge as a teacher aide to:

  • improve ākonga wellbeing

  • improve your own cultural capabilities 

  • improve your ability to support ākonga in literacy.


Who Should Attend:

YOU & Teacher Aides [Primary and Secondary]​





Literacy Expert

Marshall Diggs MEd, will inspire, teach and empower you with best-practice skills and strategies to engage and improve student within the Literacy thread as he shares from his reservoir of knowledge and experience as a Principal, PLD Presenter, Literacy expert. Participants will come away with ready to use resources, fun games, examples and both reading and writing techniques that can be immediately implemented to ignite and fuel a passion for literacy with their ākonga.

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Cultural Capabilities and Engagement (Te Ao Māori)

The cultural thread has been authored by Sue Baker (Masters in Professional Practice) who stands confidently in te ao Māori and te ao Pakehā and celebrates the incredible blessing of being seasoned by both worlds. Growing up in Gisborne and now a Teacher Educator at BTI in Tauranga, Sue is a dynamic presenter who shares with ease and authenticity on a range of easy to implement strategies around effective CRPP and how to improve cultural capabilities by embracing tikanga Māori in a way that can contribute to raising student achievement and holistic health for our tamariki.

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Counsellor, Masters in Psychology

Aaron Ironside has a Master’s degree in Psychology and is the GCLA Wellness Kaiārahi. Aaron also runs his own counselling practice from his Auckland Clinic. Aaron will share proven strategies that promote wellness by reducing anxiety and helping students regulate behaviours and emotions. Participants will also be equipped with quick steps and skills to diagnose emotions and behaviours “like a Doctor in Emergency Department” but with Psychological Triage Techniques. For example, techniques to defuse and deescalate anger, questioning and listening strategies, and techniques to refocus and redirected disengaged students.




Cost: $199 +gst



‘I would recommend this day to anyone working with children!  It is well organised, jam packed full of information and excellent value for money.’


—  Delegate: July 2021 Teacher Aide Masterclass