Innovative professional development for K-6 teachers


Advance Teacher Training

What do we do?

We provide both online and face to face professional development in literacy for K-6 teachers. Our training on guided reading, writing and spelling has transformed teacher practice and improved student reading and writing outcomes. Our training is fun, practical and embedded in proven theory. We also provide resources to support the implementation of the strategies we teach.


I’m Margaret Menner

I have worked in education for over 36 years, throughout Australia, USA and Asia. I am an experienced primary teacher and an early intervention specialist. I have consulted in literacy education for 20+years and love helping teachers change practice. 

I am down to earth and practical. I believe both teachers and students can have fun while improving student outcomes in reading and writing. Through my training teachers develop a joy in teaching literacy and students become lifelong readers and writers.

Teaching Is Our Superpower

Shop Professional Development

Teachers, are you interested in improving how you teach reading and feeling confident and capable with your reading program?

Principals, do you want to upskill your teachers and their reading program? Do you need to improve the reading outcomes of your students?

Check out our combination of online training and in school demonstrations.

Shop Teaching Resources

Do you want to make teaching easier and spend more time with friends and family. All the hard work is done for you. Browse our resources to find practical and fun resources.


"...We've maintained high academic standards for our guided reading..."

“Margaret Menner has helped us provide the confidence to teachers to actually do effective guided reading in the classrooms.”

Janine Kinnenment

"Margaret is a fountain of knowledge..."

Margaret is a fountain of knowledge on all topics and never falters with an answer. She runs fast and furious training sessions that are peppered with humour. Her energy and enthusiasm maintains attention and arouses interest. The modelling sessions floored people. One writing lesson in a primary class saw a child who hasn’t written anything for years, write. Not only did he write, he wanted to remain behind in the classroom to finish his work.

Rachel Black
Assistant Principal
South Australia

"Margaret’s presentation style is thought provoking and inspiring"

Our school was looking for greater coherence with Guided Reading practices for all year levels across the school and as a result of Margaret Menner’s training, staff now share their Guided Reading materials and there is a greater consistency in Guided Reading sessions for all classrooms.

Margaret’s presentation style is thought-provoking and inspiring, even for staff who have high levels of experience and expertise. Her training was extremely well received by our staff, helped develop collegiality and has had a direct impact on student learning outcomes.

Graeme Fenton
South Australia

" ...She was so real and reinforced..."


“I love the fact the she was so real and reinforced that it doesn’t matter what, as teachers, we had been doing in the past.. It really is about what we start doing now to help our students grow in their learning.”

Renae Petrie

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