We're a small team of educators with a shared passion for teaching and learning. Our mission is to help improve the classroom experience for teachers and students by producing carefully crafted and professionally designed resources that support themantic curricula.
Our materials are designed to support best pedagogical practice. While we know that this transcends subjects and grade levels, we've honed our themantic model by creating resources for the new IB Psychology course. So while we're starting with IB Psych', our goal is to provide supporting materials for teachers across subjects, examination boards and grade levels.
At Themantic Education we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of ideas like:
- Teaching for conceptual understanding
- Visible thinking
- Visible learning
- The value of feedback and formative assessment
- Understanding by design
- Problem-based and project-based learning
- Backwards planning
But while modern pedagogical theories have advanced, the strategies for realistic, daily, practical applications of these theories have not. Our aim is to provide teachers with the materials they need to align teaching principles with classroom practice.
Founder and CEO
Born and raised in New Zealand, Travis is an experienced IB Psychology, History and English teacher, author and workshop leader. He started teaching for the summer holidays and stayed for the love of causing learning to happen. Ever since the second day of teacher's college Travis has been striving to find the balance between teaching principles and practice. The themantic model of teaching is the product of over a decade's work in this area.
Evan is looking after our publishing and payment services. He is a qualified primary school teacher and has 15 years experience as a teacher and in leadership positions at a variety of schools in the international sector.
Evan will be developing themantic based materials for primary school and physical education.
Jamie is a computer scientist and educator from Sydney, Australia. In 2005, he completed bachelor degrees in computer science and education at the University of Sydney. In 2012, Jamie attained the Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL) at the State University of New York.
Jamie teaches IB Computer Science at an international school in Japan.
Jamie is currently developing a themantic textbook for the IB Computer Science course.