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Janette Blake

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At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Janette Blake
Janette Blake
Certification : DipTchg (Primary), BEd, MLitEd
Staff Code : #
Phone : 07 562 2963
Email : j.blake@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Janette has been at BTI for 6 years as an educator in the BEd (Teaching) Primary programme, and has recently undertaken the role of Programme Leader.

Prior to BTI, Janette worked in a range of primary schools: state, special character and special education needs in Auckland and Tauranga.

She has 20 years of experience in the classroom, having taught children from Y0 – Y8, and undertaken various leadership roles. Janette has a particular interest in supporting the education of students with additional learning needs and spent time working both in an assessment and therapy center and homeschooling young people who were not achieving well in traditional school settings. Janette’s master’s in literacy education led her to work in an advisory role working with teachers to develop their literacy programmes to accelerate achievement.

Research

Janette’s current research is focused on revitalising and designing new programmes for delivery in the School of Teacher Education at BTI.

Areas of Expertise

  • Effective teaching of literacy
  • Using the teaching as inquiry cycle
  • Positive behaviour for learning
  • Developing student agency

Selected Publications

Blake, J., & Gibson, A. (2021). Critical Friends Group protocols deepen conversations in collaborative action research projects. Educational Action Research, 29:1, 133-148, DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2020.1717568

Gibson, A. & Blake, J. (2018). Improving teaching practice and student learning through Collaborative Action Research: A case study of an effective partnership programme involving teacher-educators and four middle school teachers, 39-77. In Roberta V. Nata (Ed.). Progress in Education, 55. Nova Science.

Conference Presentations

Gibson, A. & Blake, J. (2018). Strengthening teaching practice and student learning within a New Zealand Christian School context: Findings from a case study of teacher-educators leading a collaborative action research project with four Middle School teachers. Paper presented at the International Conference for Christian Educators, Tauranga, New Zealand, 11-13 April.

Blake, J., & Gibson, A. (2018). Critical Friends Group Protocols. Paper presented at ICCE Conference, Tauranga, April 2018.

Gibson, A. & Blake, J. (2017). Improving teaching practice and student learning through Collaborative Action Research. Paper presented at NZACS conference, Auckland, July 2017.

Meet our Staff

At BTI, you will learn from staff who are experienced teachers and educators, researchers, practitioners, health workers and graduates themselves. Many have worked in private practice, for public institutions and for universities in Aotearoa New Zealand and overseas 

Janette Blake
Janette Blake
Certification : DipTchg (Primary), BEd, MLitEd
Staff Code :
Phone : 07 562 2963
Email : j.blake@bti.ac.nz

Biography

Janette has been at BTI for 6 years as an educator in the BEd (Teaching) Primary programme, and has recently undertaken the role of Programme Leader.

Prior to BTI, Janette worked in a range of primary schools: state, special character and special education needs in Auckland and Tauranga.

She has 20 years of experience in the classroom, having taught children from Y0 – Y8, and undertaken various leadership roles. Janette has a particular interest in supporting the education of students with additional learning needs and spent time working both in an assessment and therapy center and homeschooling young people who were not achieving well in traditional school settings. Janette’s master’s in literacy education led her to work in an advisory role working with teachers to develop their literacy programmes to accelerate achievement.

Research

Janette’s current research is focused on revitalising and designing new programmes for delivery in the School of Teacher Education at BTI.

Areas of Expertise

  • Effective teaching of literacy
  • Using the teaching as inquiry cycle
  • Positive behaviour for learning
  • Developing student agency

Selected Publications

Blake, J., & Gibson, A. (2021). Critical Friends Group protocols deepen conversations in collaborative action research projects. Educational Action Research, 29:1, 133-148, DOI: 10.1080/09650792.2020.1717568

Gibson, A. & Blake, J. (2018). Improving teaching practice and student learning through Collaborative Action Research: A case study of an effective partnership programme involving teacher-educators and four middle school teachers, 39-77. In Roberta V. Nata (Ed.). Progress in Education, 55. Nova Science.

Conference Presentations

Gibson, A. & Blake, J. (2018). Strengthening teaching practice and student learning within a New Zealand Christian School context: Findings from a case study of teacher-educators leading a collaborative action research project with four Middle School teachers. Paper presented at the International Conference for Christian Educators, Tauranga, New Zealand, 11-13 April.

Blake, J., & Gibson, A. (2018). Critical Friends Group Protocols. Paper presented at ICCE Conference, Tauranga, April 2018.

Gibson, A. & Blake, J. (2017). Improving teaching practice and student learning through Collaborative Action Research. Paper presented at NZACS conference, Auckland, July 2017.

Janette Blake
Janette Blake
Primary Teaching, Teacher Education, Team Leader
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DipTchg (Primary), BEd, MLitEd
Staff code #
07 562 2963
j.blake@bti.ac.nz
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