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Jo Matthews

Title: Facilitator
Location: Tauranga
Accreditations:
  • MOE Accredited
  • English Medium Accredited

Facilitator:
  • Communities of Learning / Kāhui Ako
  • Embedding language, culture and identity
  • Engaging whānau and communities
  • Enhancing student agency
  • Innovative Teaching and Learning
  • Leading for Excellence
  • Mathematics and Pāngarau

Phone: 022 066 3395
Email: jo.matthews@waikato.ac.nz

Qualifications/Credentials

2015   Masters in Mathematics Education (First Class Honours)

2012   Postgraduate Diploma with distinction in Mathematics Education

  • Acquiring Numeracy: How Thinking Develops
  • Numeracy Difficulties: Issues and Practice
  • Educational and Life Transitions: Changing Roles and Changing Contexts


My Experience

I have a real passion for Mathematics with many years of classroom and leadership experience across all levels in the Primary Sector. With schools, I collaboratively achieve co-construction of Professional Learning and Development (PLD) through a relationship based approach which schools value.

“The professional learning and development Jo provided has completely changed the way I approach maths with my students and the impact has been really positive in both their attitude towards maths and their achievements.

I especially enjoyed and benefitted from the staff meetings, which were really hands on and practical…. I have enjoyed having the PLD sessions followed up by a visit to my class. I personally learnt a lot from observing the way Jo interacts with the students and the language and questioning she uses. I look forward to discussing the lessons we teach together and to get feedback on what my next steps are for my students and myself” - [Year 7 teacher reflection]