Our Testimonials

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I am delighted to write a testimonial on behalf of Lynelle Campbell and her work with staff and students at my school.
At all times I have found Lynelle to be extremely professional, thorough and dedicated.
Lynelle is an expert in her field and has the ability to easily communicate and share her knowledge with staff.
Lynelle’s ongoing consultancy made a positive difference to our staff in how to assess and monitor student’s growth and development in number sense.
Lynelle’s expertise in this area made an enormous difference to my staff in their understanding of student needs and the explicit teaching of number sense significantly contributed to students’ improved results in mathematics.
I am very much looking forward to Lynelle providing consultancy support to the staff at my new school.

Dean Smith Head of Primary, William Clarke College, Kellyville, Sydney, NSW Ongoing Consultancy January 28, 2018

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Our College has been using Lynelle for over three years in supporting

our

K-6 staff in understanding how to teach numeracy to the students in an

effective manner.  Over this time, they have been kicking goals every

year, in their knowledge of how to get the best out of the students

and how to grow their own understanding of teaching numeracy and

number sense.  We have enjoyed the relationship with Lynelle, as well

as the professional manner in which she has worked with all the staff.

Jenny Gibbons Principal, Mountain View Adventist College, Doonside, Sydney, NSW Ongoing Consultancy January 28, 2018

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I loved all the practical activities for supporting and engaging children in Math. I now have lots of new ideas for my own teaching.

Bethanie Jolly Teacher, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School February 1, 2018

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Lynelle built up the knowledge and theory to come to practical ways to apply it in the class. I appreciated that it wasn’t rushed or pressured.

Prue Teacher, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School February 1, 2018

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I learned so much in a short time; very inspiring.

Marlis Griffiths Learning Support, Cape Byron Steiner School February 1, 2018

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Thank you I enjoyed the PL session on teaching maths, especially the supportive cooperative approaches to teaching and learning maths.

Ann Poulsen Teacher, Cape Byron Rudolf Steiner School February 1, 2018

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Good fun PL for Maths – Thankyou. Great to experience how gaining number sense can be so simply presented and fun and engaging.

Teera Palmer Director Primary K-6, Cape Byron Steiner School, NSW School Based PL February 1, 2018

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A very informative session that provided valuable guidance and resources on the RTI model in relation to Maths.

 

IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on “Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results”

Leanne Ditton Norwest Christian College IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on "Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results" February 15, 2018

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Fantastic, great ideas for further intervention.

IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on “Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results”

Katie Chalmers Pittwater House IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on "Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results" February 15, 2018

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Very informative, explicit explanation of RTI model, assessment and analysis.

 

IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on “Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results”

Lyn Newman Mosman Prep IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on "Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results" February 15, 2018

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Very informative.  Lots of great ideas.

 

IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on “Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results”

Lisa Hughes Cranbrook Junior IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on "Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results" February 15, 2018

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Our College worked very closely for four years with Lynelle Campell, who was leading holistic Professional development with a major focus on Number Sense. Teachers have implemented explicit instruction across all grades.  A teacher commented, “My students are all engaged in these new fast paced explicit lessons and it has reduced opportunities for misbehaviour as well.”  Another one said, “My students know how to use numeracy language with much more confidence than before. The daily warm-up activities have really helped my class in taking ownership in their own learning. They are motivated to achieve better results by measuring their scores and their improvement on a daily basis.”  Teachers have been trained in the use of different assessments tools that are reliable, valid, accessible and evidence-based. After a consistent approach and consultancy with Lynelle for four years, all our grade three students scored in the top two bands in their NAPLAN Numeracy.

Amal Awadalla Deputy Principal, St Bishoy Coptic Orthodox College Ongoing Consultancy February 19, 2018

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Thank you! Lots of great thought provoking content and ideas to take back to school.

Number Sense Workshop, K-8 Mathematics Conference 2018, MANSW (Mathematical Association of NSW)

Kristy Jubb Assistant Principal, Auburn West Public School K-8 Mathematics Conference 2018, MANSW (Mathematical Association of NSW) April 17, 2018

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I found this session the most useful to me as a teacher.  The examples are practical and I can easily change my teaching to teach number sense effectively.

 

Number Sense Workshop, K-8 Mathematics Conference 2018, MANSW (Mathematical Association of NSW)

Natalie Mason Teacher, Concord West Public School Number Sense Workshop, K-8 Mathematics Conference 2018, MANSW (Mathematical Association of NSW) April 17, 2018

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Really great.  Would love to know of any more resources/references about number talks.

Number Sense Workshop, K-8 Mathematics Conference 2018, MANSW (Mathematical Association of NSW)

Sophie Bowman Support Teacher, Redlands Number Sense Workshop, K-8 Mathematics Conference 2018, MANSW (Mathematical Association of NSW) April 17, 2018

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Excellent workshop. Most informative.  Extremely practical and implementation should be easy to manage.  Many thanks.

(Number Worlds Workshop,  McGraw Hill Education)

Chris Dillon Support Teacher, Queenwood Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 April 17, 2018

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Great presentation – very clear and practical – prepared us well to start using the program.  Exactly what I have been looking for to enhance my teaching of maths to students identified as being weak.

(Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018)

Sarah Benn Learning Support Teacher, Sydney Grammar - Edgecliff Preparatory School Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 April 17, 2018

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We always greatly enjoy learning with Lynelle.  She enthusiastically and clearly presents research-based professional learning to build capacity in our teachers for their teaching of numeracy.

 

Geoff McGowan Director of Teaching and Learning, William Clarke College Ongoing Consultancy April 17, 2018

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Thanks Lynelle for a thorough and informative PD session.  Very helpful to see how to use the resource and apply it into our own school context.

(Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018)

Naomi Levine Learning Support Teacher, William Clarke College Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 April 17, 2018

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Wonderful opportunity to explore what number sense is, why it is important and how we develop and assess it.

(Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018)

Loved the way we investigated classroom tasks to create different opportunities and challenges for students  through the addition of maths talk and layering.  Loved the ways to create the potential for student learning in Maths.

(How to Teach Number Sense PD – 17 August 2018)

 

 

Margaret Rees Learning Support Teacher, Trinity Grammar Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 & How to Teach Number Sense PD - 17 August 2018 April 17, 2018

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Lots of great info and ideas to take back to classroom teachers at school for intervention.

(Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018)

Katie Chalmers Learning Support Teacher, Pittwater House Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 April 17, 2018

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Lynelle presented the RTI model with a mathematics focus to our recent IPSHA learning support umbrella group meeting. Positive feedback was overwhelming as teachers learned about planning for and implementing the RTI model in their schools and about a range of effective assessments. We were shown helpful methods of collecting and reporting data and how to use this to drive teaching.

Lynelle is a knowledgeable and engaging presenter. Her passion for equipping teachers with  practical help and the latest research based knowledge,make her professional development engagements so worth attending.

(IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on “Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results”)

Nadine Cooke Learning Support Teacher, Danebank IPSHA Learning Support Network Meeting on "Using the RTI Model to Improve Numeracy Results" April 17, 2018

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Even though I’ve been teaching for many years it’s great to have such informative input – and based on research – ideas to build on!

(Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018)

Philippa Bragg Topteach Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 April 17, 2018

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A very helpful day! Filled with research and evidence-based information surrounding Number Sense. It was great to learn more about an intervention program to support students in their learning and understanding of Number Sense.

(Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018)

Petria Briggs K-12 Learning Support Coordinator, St Philip's Christian College Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 April 17, 2018

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Thank you Lynelle. I look forward to using this comprehensive instructional guided program at SPCC.

(Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018)

Danielle Goodey Teacher Aide - Inclusive Education, St. Philip's Christian College Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 April 17, 2018

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Thank you this was a good way to reinforce how to use the kit and implement it in a quick fun way with students who are struggling to develop their Number Sense.

(Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018)

Claire Gray Inclusive Education Teacher, St. Philip's Christian College Number Worlds Workshop, McGraw Hill Education, April 2018 April 17, 2018

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Thank you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us.  You gave some great examples of how to implement small effective changes to promote further growth.

 

Kyl Churchill Teacher - Sathya Sai College School Based PL May 3, 2018

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This was a wonderful PD for revising and gaining a deeper understanding of strategies already learnt.  It also brought forward the areas I need to work on as a priority, along with other things that I can slowly integrate for better assessment recording and how to use it.

Steph Banks Teacher - Sathya Sai College School Based PL May 3, 2018

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Lynelle gave me some great ideas on effective maths assessment.  She also gave some great examples.

Michelle Jarrett Teacher - Sathya Sai College School Based PL May 3, 2018

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Thank you for the PL today.  It made effective assessment clearer and made me question what I’m doing – in order to be a more effective teacher.  I enjoyed how flexible the session was to meet our needs.

Belinda Parker Teacher - Sathya Sai College School Based PL May 3, 2018

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Thank you Lynelle!  A great workshop, workable in ‘baby steps’ for me.  I can certainly see the wisdom behind it all.

Michelle C Teacher - Sathya Sai College School Based PL May 3, 2018

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Thank you for broadening my awareness of effective teaching practice and improving student learning outcomes.

Steve Ward Teacher - Sathya Sai College School Based PL May 3, 2018

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Loved and appreciated all the research-proven methods, as well as the reference to Number Sense!  Thank you.

(How to Teach Number Sense PD – 17 August 2018)

 

Kate Gurjian LDA Specialist Teacher Consultant, Time to Shine Australia How to Teach Number Sense PD Day - 17 August 2018 August 21, 2018

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Great balance of pedagogy and research and practicality.  Interesting and informative slides including videos etc.  Great ideas for LS (Learning Support) students and whole class.

(How to Teach Number Sense PD – 17 August 2018)

Renee Casalis Learning Support Teacher, William Clarke College How to Teach Number Sense PD Day - 17 August 2018 August 21, 2018

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This was a very interesting and dynamic course which taught and demonstrated many innovative strategies which can be used across outcomes and curricula and teaching environments.

“How to Teach Number Sense” PL Day – 23 July 2018

 

Gail Jenaway Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Bonnet Bay Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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Stimulating and resource embedded PD that was practical and based on theory.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD – 23 July 18

Adam Wilkinson AP - Hearing, Strathfield North Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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The whole day was relevant to the role of itinerant teaching.  The language focus was great.  Lynelle was so approachable and adaptable.  Very enjoyable and productive day.

“How to Teach Number Sense” PL Day – 23 July 18

 

Helen O'Shea Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Carramar Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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You have given me some fresh practical ideas and teaching strategies which I can begin to use immediately.

“How to Teach Number Sense” PD – 23 July 18

Bernadette Carrigan Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Canterbury Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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The concepts were fun and useful for primary aged students but they can also be adapted for high school students struggling in Maths.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD – 23 July 18

Cassandra Livermore Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Busby Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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I really enjoyed experiencing “tricks of the trade” to make mathematics more relevant to students.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD – 23 July 18

Maura Highfield Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Padstow Park Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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I thought I wouldn’t be interested because I’m not a classroom teacher but I really learnt a lot of very practical things!! … the activities and useful strategies can be immediately used in my work with deaf students.  The language development and consolidation of ideas is ideal.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day – 23 July 18

Maree Hunt Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Padstow Park Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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As a person who considers themselves hopeless at Maths, today was a new experience where I was able to appreciate what I do know about Maths and that I am more numerate than I thought.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day – 23 July 18

Rebecca Afonso Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Carramar Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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An excellent & practical PD showcasing the importance of mathematical literacy in our society.  Well-delivered and engaging for the attendees.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day – 23 July 18

Janet Currie Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Canterbury Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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Today reinforced some strategies I already use with evidence based research.  I also was impressed with some new ideas and methods which I will employ with my students.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day – 23 July 18

Catherine Dunn Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Matraville Sports High School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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Thanks for linking the research to classroom practice.  This will refine my teaching practice.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day – 23 July 18

Carolyn Smalley Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Bonnet Bay Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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Excellent session, well timed and interesting.  Good way to get motivated for a new school term.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day – 23 July 18

Jodi Rothschild Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Daceyville Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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Enjoyable day demonstrating how research and theory can be converted to practicality.  I have a better understanding of how to help students learn how to work with numbers confidently, efficiently and flexibly.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day – 23 July 18

Amanda Palmer Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, Burwood Public School How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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This PD provided valuable tools to promote number sense in students.  It has given me practical ways to support the development of number sense in the classroom.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day – 23 July 18

Stephanie Lorenz Itinerant Support Teacher - Hearing, How to Teach Number Sense PL Day - 23 July 2018 August 21, 2018

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Really enjoyed the day!  I loved the number sense warm up activities and how to visualise the process symbolically and how to improve dialogue of mathematical concepts.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Danielle Rice Cathedral School How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 18, 2018

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Enjoyed the different questioning techniques shown and the importance of slowing it down to discuss the processes.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day.

Alison Hanley Assumption School How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 18, 2018

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Lots of useful take away ideas to utilize with a range of students.  Great ways to approach and then keep revisiting maths concepts to improve number sense.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day

Kelly Farr Support Teacher, St Philomena's School How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 18, 2018

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Loved the day.  Number sense was explained in an easy to understand way.  You can tell Lynelle has been a teacher – she can talk the talk having walked the walk!

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day

Anne Mulligan Teacher, Catherine McAuley School, Orange How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 18, 2018

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What a fabulous day! Such practical advice and lots of great ideas to take back to school and use straight away.  Lynelle definitely linked the research to the classroom.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day

Brooke Church Teacher, Catherine McAuley School, Orange How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 18, 2018

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Fantastic day.  Learned some great ideas and was reminded of some techniques I had forgotten to reintroduce into my daily maths lessons.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day

Karen Proudford Teacher, St Mary's School, Orange How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 18, 2018

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Excellent combination of research data etc followed by practical, specific information and activities that can be used in the classroom.  Brought home to me the importance of ‘language’ being used constantly in the classroom to develop number sense.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day

Jeanette Miller Teacher, St Mary's School, Wellington How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 18, 2018

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The day was well planned with many practical activities that could be used across all grades.  Research about the importance of developing number sense in every student was included.  The day will provide a springboard for me to follow up the activities such as: Guess My Number, Number Talks & Quick Images.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day

Cathy Wheeler Teacher, St. Patrick's School, Lithgow How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Many thanks to Lynelle for helping me to better understand the concept of ‘Number Sense’ and its importance for mathematical success for our students.  A very valuable day of learning with practical examples and relevant, useful information for teachers to be better equipped in the classroom.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD Day

Catherine Sutton Teacher, Catherine McAuley Primary School, Orange How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Great for reinforcing aspects of my numeracy teaching that is promoting my students’ number sense.  I have learned new strategies to improve mathematical outcomes for my students.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Karyn King Teacher, St John's Primary School How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Great day.  Loved the push for daily number warm-ups.  Have realised it’s very similar to the importance of phonemic awareness – (No written mental computation emphasis).  Can’t wait to get my hands on the screener.  If it’s anything like the Phonemic Awareness Screener it will be very worthwhile and give great direction forward.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Paula Clifford Teacher, St John's Primary, Dubbo How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Like the practical ideas to link concrete, visual and symbolic knowledge to help kids understand maths.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Lisa Hunt Teacher, St Pius X School How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Lynelle’s presentation was extremely practical and well-founded in research.  I look forward to introducing these strategies and ideas around number sense into my classroom and school.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Camilla da Silva Tavares Teacher, Primary Coordinator, Catherine McAuley Primary, Orange How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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We were provided with research based on improving student number sense and learnt about the importance of number sense in developing numeracy proficiency.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Jessica Unsworth Infants' Coordinator, St Matthew's School How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Very informed presentation with great practical activities to implement back in your classrooms.  A great P.D. to improve teaching and student outcomes.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Jo Barrett Teacher, St Brigid's School, Coonamble How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Good strategies to use in the classroom, backed up by well explained research.  Thanks for a well-presented relevant PD!

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Anna King Teacher - St John's School, Baradine How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Loved it! Great ideas that I will start tomorrow and continue into every maths lesson.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Maree Higgins Teacher, All Hallows School How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Some really profound ‘ah ha’ moments and revised a lot that I have let slip from my teaching.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Kellie Rowe Teacher, St Mary's School How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Thank you for a good explanation of what number sense is, Why it is important and for the examples and ideas of how to teach it.

“How to Teach Number Sense” – PD day

Angela James Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Coolah How to Teach Number Sense - CEDB October 19, 2018

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Thank you for sharing your knowledge.  You provided great prompts for some lively and valuable discussions.

“Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” – workshop.

Jodie Garrad Assistant Head K-2, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018

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The RTI model encouraged us to evaluate our teaching practice and open a dialogue about how we can further cater to the individual needs of our students.

“Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” – workshop.

Belinda Year 5 Teacher, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018

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Good PD with a clear view to practical implementation.  The structure suggested is vast , meaning support during the implementation stage may be needed.

“Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” – workshop.

Matt Writer Teacher, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018

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A great insight into RTI and practical ideas about using this in the classroom for the benefit of all learners.

“Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” – workshop.

Grant Colquhoun Teacher, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018

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Great introduction to the RTI model and strategies for data collection.

“Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” – workshop.

Charlotte Teacher, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018

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Very informative and realistic strategies.  I’ve always found it difficult to find useful researched based numeracy intervention programs.

“Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” – workshop.

Jessica Kellaway Learning Support Teacher, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018

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Found the presentation very informative and helpful.

“Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” – workshop.

Kate Kelly Learning Support, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018

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Loved it!  RTI should be used in every classroom around Australia.  Great information to get it started in our school.

“Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” – workshop.

Natalia Turner Teacher's Aide, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018

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Very helpful reminder of good practice and having clearly defined checklists for assessment.  Very inspiring – thank you.

Attended “Using RTI ensures no child is left behind in numeracy” workshop.

Sarah Vincent Teacher, Pittwater House Using RTI - Pittwater House - 15 Oct 18 October 22, 2018