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Your Voice

How have you used our tools? What did you think?

Although we design tools that come with a 'how to guide', what makes us proud

are the stories from the people who use and innovate them.

Below you will find a mixture of articles and quotes that show creativity and problem solving amongst educators.

Be empowered.

"It's like Julia Donaldson and David Walliams got excited about academic research, and wrote a book."

                                                      -Lucas, Kerikeri High School

Cambridge Middle School used 'The Garden' to reflect on their learning journey
into building a collaborative curriculum.

"In The Garden I became a dove. 

Peaceful, friendly, supportive and diplomatic. "

- Lindsey Mackrill, Stanley Bay Primary School

''I have used the Pulse poster frequently in my classroom as inspiration for self reflection:


- Which one are you?

- Who are you hoping to be next time?

- What skills will you need to help you become this learner? 


The students loved having the visual - it promoted conversation and collaboration. It is also a great tool to promote oral language, as students discuss why the students in the poster feel the way they do.

Looking forward to trying your other tools.''

- Bobbie-Jo Pringle

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The Garden

''It was a great tool to encourage discussion with our Year 11s about our class culture and tools in our shed for success.''

- Joanna Wamala

''Love your work!

I used the garden tool during an online meeting with the Mathematics Curriculum team at a Year 1 – 8 Primary school. We used a Jam board to pop the post-it notes onto. Worked really well for the team to get a more coordinated view of what is working in the school and what they may nurture and plant as we develop a plan together.''

Julia Crawford, Education Consultant for Cognition Education

Heroes Tool 

''FUN, provocative, engaging, noticing, connecting.''

- Belinda Matthews

Life Education Trust

" Thank you so much! I love your mahi, it's a great contribution in the education-wellbeing space as it is practical/doable, not to mention aesthetically delightful. 

Ngaa mihi nui ki a korua''



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9-11th November

Got a story of your own to share?

Tell us your own story in 5 words or two sentences about how you have used any of our tools and resources.

Just visit the contact us page and fill in a form.

Any stories we love and post here on the website will receive FREE merchandise to say thanks.

Sharing your voices will help others to find new ways to light up the dark and spread innovation and creativity

- it's your turn to help each other.

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