Hansberry Educational Consulting.
Bill works two days a week at Fullarton House, teaching students with learning difficulties such as dyslexia. On the other days, Bill and his colleagues run trainings and support schools in the areas of specific learning disabilities, evidence based teaching of literacy, literacy intervention, behaviour management and restorative practices.
Bill has authored and co-authored five international titles in the area of restorative practices and behaviour management in schools as well as a parenting book with Mark LeMessurier.
In the area of Literacy teaching and intervention, Bill is the co-developer of the Playberry Multisensory Literacy Program which incorporates Playberry-Laser Tier 1-2 (co developed with Linda Clune and Christie-Lee Hansberry and Playberry Tier 3 (co-developed with Alison Playford). Bill has also co-developed the Word Cracking suite or morphology resources with Sally Andrew and Michael Shanahan. Bill is co-presenter of the widely popular Dyscastia podcast with Michael Shanahan.
Christie-Lee works as a private specialist dyslexia teacher, mentor and tutor to students as well as a primary classroom teacher two days a week. Christie co-developed Playberry-Laser Tier 1-2 and works as a literacy coach in schools using Playberry-Laser. As well as having over two decades’ experience as a teacher, Christie-Lee has specialised and trained extensively in Structured Intensive Multisensory Intervention for students with reading difficulties. Christie-Lee applies this specialist knowledge to the classroom to benefit all her students.
Christie-Lee is a trainer and practitioner in Restorative Practices and Circle Time and authored the popular title ‘How to Do Restorative Peer Mediation in your School’, published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers (2018). Christie-Lee runs trainings for schools in how to train students as Restorative Peer Mediators (RPMs) and how to maintain a RPM program to enhance student agency and student voice. Christie-Lee believes that learners do better when teachers show genuine care and interest in them and is well respected among colleagues for her commitment to her students. This belief is demonstrated in Christie-Lee’s every interaction with young people.