Education Sector

Learning programmes for schools, education professionals and individual children.

“Oral language underpins all learning and all social interaction.”

- Page 7, ‘Learning Through Talk’ Ministy of Education, Learning Media, Wellington, New Zealand, 2009

How we speak is how we present ourselves to the world. Our whole life can rely on how we communicate. As children, it also lays the foundations of how we learn to read and write, yet its importance is generally overlooked and rarely taught. Investing in your child’s learning now will pay dividends in the future. Many of Miriam’s past students are now lawyers, teachers, doctors, business owners, sales people, and world travelers.

 

TRAINING OPTIONS:

 

Online Learning Programme for Schools

Say It Clearly training programmes help children to clearly articulate words, provide a good foundation for reading and spelling, and build confidence in children.

This programme runs for 40 weeks, over the school term. It is easy to follow. It has had proven success, sometimes in a very short amount of time. It is all digital so the children love to practice on their IPad, tablet, laptop or desktop.

Benefits for children:

  • Speaking correctly is a skill for life. Every day and all day the need to speak clearly, correctly and confidently is essential in all aspects of our lives.
  • Articulating sounds correctly helps children to learn to read, write and spell.
  • Voice development includes correcting your posture and learning to breathe properly which are two backbones of speaking well. The programme covers the seven aspects of voice development so as they grow the children are developing their ‘best’ voice.
  • As they grow, children will be confident in their ability to speak well so their confidence will grow also and they won’t fear public speaking. Best possible result for your children.

How it Works:

A secure web page is set up for each classroom on the Say It Clearly website. Every week the teacher will be emailed a secure link to the web page. Once the link is clicked on, it will take you to the video for the children to watch, listen and repeat (like a listening post). All children in the class have access and children can go back to past weeks to repeat. Teachers are provided with each week planned with links to the curriculum. Class assessment for each week’s sound so the teacher can plan for remedial teaching if required.

FREE THREE WEEK TRIAL PERIOD

This will give you time to gauge the best use in your school. You will see how the children interact with the video clips on a daily basis.

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PURCHASING THE LICENCE

The school purchases the rights to own the programme in its entirety. Say It Clearly own the intellectual property of the programme. Every child in the school has access to the programme and the school may also put it in their classroom blog so it can be accessed at home as well. The benefits of every child having access and being taught how to speak correctly have far-reaching positive consequences for our children, families, schools, and society.

PLUS

Each school receives the fully photocopiable book "  "Say It Clearly, a guide for educators to teach children to speak clearly and confidently" 

Each school receives ongoing professional learning comes with the online programme including support for teachers, teacher aides. Individual children can be assessed and a programme set for them if required. Please note, there is extra costs for individual programmes. 

 

Purchase the Say It Clearly ebook, a guide for teachers to teach children to speak clearly and correctly.   NZD$19.

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Training for Education Professionals

Monthly 1:1 Business Management Coaching in the Early Childhood Sector

Monthly 1:1, one hour sessions to provide accountability and support to the owner/manager to help build resources for a more productive service. The meetings can include the following:

  • Ensuring your centre meets the licensing criteria for early childhood education and care services 2008.
  • Mentoring your appraisal process so you are meeting the requirements for registration under Teaching Council Aotearoa including the use of the document Our Code, Our Standards, 2017. Note: With the new policy launched from the Teaching Council Aotearoa in April 2020 Miriam is able to sign your registration and renewing certificates under the professional leader title. This requires the centre owner or board chair to authorise Miriam as your centre’s professional leader. A one step process that Miriam will have the documentation for at your first meeting.
  • Understanding and use of the following documents to meet the learning needs of tamariki (including but not exclusive to):
    • Licensing criteria
    • Te Whāriki
    • Effective Internal Evaluation for Improvement
    • He Pou Tātaki
    • Leadership strategy and framework for the teaching profession of Aotearoa
    • Tātaiko
    • Tapasā
    • He Māpuna te Tamaiti

It can also include:

  • Governance and Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organisational culture
  • Open and honest communication across the organisation
  • Controlling meetings/ being heard in meetings
  • Feedback and Feedforward
  • Time management
  • Delegation
  • Voice training for clarity, confidence, credibility and authority in all speaking situations (1:1, small and large groups)
  • Dealing with stress

Training resources and materials to support learning are added to your appraisal and planning. 

*Say It Clearly is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund within New Zealand. Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as this speech and communication training that build managmetn capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers.  

INVESTMENT month by month                                               *$155+gst                 

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Quarterley 1:1 Business Sustainability and Growth Coaching

Quarterly 1:1, one hour sessions that provides targeted and effective training of skills and techniques that will boost your service and staff;

  • Ensuring your centre meets the licensing criteria for early childhood education and care services 2008.
  • Mentoring your appraisal process so you are meeting the requirements for registration under Teaching Council Aotearoa including the use of the document Our Code, Our Standards, 2017. Note: With the new policy launched from the Teaching Council Aotearoa in April 2020 Miriam is able to sign your registration and renewing certificates under the professional leader title. This requires the centre owner or board chair to authorise Miriam as your centre’s professional leader. A one step process that Miriam will have the documentation for at your first meeting.
  • Understanding and use of the following documents to meet the learning needs of tamariki (including but not exclusive to):
    • Licensing criteria
    • Te Whāriki
    • Effective Internal Evaluation for Improvement
    • He Pou Tātaki
    • Leadership strategy and framework for the teaching profession of Aotearoa
    • Tātaiko
    • Tapasā
    • He Māpuna te Tamaiti

It can also include:

  • Governance and Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Organisational culture
  • Open and honest communication across the organisation
  • Controlling meetings/ being heard in meetings
  • Feedback and Feedforward
  • Time management
  • Delegation
  • Voice training for clarity, confidence, credibility and authority in all speaking situations (1:1, small and large groups)
  • Dealing with stress

Training resources and materials to support learning are added to your appraisal and planning. 

*Say It Clearly is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund within New Zealand. Small businesses may qualify for vouchers to help pay for services such as this speech and communication training that build managmetn capabilities of their owners, operators and key managers.  

INVESTMENT on a quarterly basis                                              *$155+gst   

             

      Email Miriam for free consultation  

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10 Week Online Course for Children

Say It Clearly’s online learning programme focuses on articulation; combining sounds into words, phrases, and sentences. The interactive activities help children correctly articulate sounds, improve how they speak and provide a fantastic building block to learn to read, write and spell with accuracy.

As speech impacts children from a young age, you as a parent, need to be aware of how much your child will benefit from clear speech. This course will give them a real 'step up' for life. To secure your child's future prospects and  self esteem, this 10 week course will help ensure their future wellbeing.

Benefits of this course:

  • Children will learn how to open their mouth’s wider when they speak so the sounds and words come out clearer (they stop mumbling).
  • They learn to speak slower so they can be easier to understand.
  • The children learn how to stand correct and breathe properly so they can speak with more ease and reduce nerves.
  • Correct tongue placement is imperative to clear speech and they will learn how to place your tongue for clear speech. It’s interesting that incorrect tongue placement is the most common element of poor speech.
  • Learning to say TH correctly will mean it will be easier for them to learn to spell it
  • The C, CK, G sound can be challenging so they will learn how to say this sound correctly
  • SH can be problematic as well, it can easily be confused with S which makes spelling tricky

The value for this course is exceptional and will leave your child well equipped for success in the future.

Cost per child: $19

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