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Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith

Debbie Smith is a New Zealand-trained and fully registered teacher with a passion for gifted and talented education, educational technologies, online learning, and special needs. She has been a regular contributor to Tall Poppies and other magazines, and online groups associated with Gifted Education. Debbie just wants to be 'an extra pair of hands' for dedicated teachers trying to understand the unique needs of gifted and talented students. She currently writes a blog to provide insights for teachers of the gifted students, who may need to think about these special people from another viewpoint.

Essential Resources believes in learning. We help teachers teach and students learn.

Our resources are strongly grounded in what works in the classroom, giving teachers lesson plans, tools and strategies they need to make a difference. They support students’ learning through every stage of their schooling, ensuring students excel and can apply their learning to numerous meaningful contexts.

Engaging and of high interest, they are developed to provide students with the skills necessary to become analytical thinkers, problem solvers and idea generators, and to succeed in a multinational work environment.