Kindergarten to Year 13
Karen Tui Boyes CSP*
2019 NZ Speaker of the Year
2017 NZ Educator of the Year
2014 NZ Educator of the Year
2013 NZ Speaker of the Year
2001 NZ Business Woman of the Year
Wife of One
Mother of Two
CEO Spectrum Education
Affiliate Director of the Institute for the Habits of Mind
Author of 10 Books
Inventor of Study Smart Board Game
Publisher of Teachers Matter Magazine
*CSP: Certified Speaking Professional
Hi! I'm Karen Tui Boyes a champion for LifeLong Learning, a multi-award winning speaker and educator and an author of 10 books including
- Creating An Effective Learning Environment
- Study Smart, Project Genius
- Living the Live of Your Dreams
- Developing the Habits Of Mind in School
- Roots & Wings: How to Parent for Stability & Independence.
I completed my teacher training and started teaching, full of passion and enthusiasm for the students in my class. Within months, I witnessed how the school environment eroded the children’s desire to learn, extinguished the “spark behind their eyes” and sapped their energy for discovery.
Now, as founder, head facilitator and CEO of Spectrum Education Limited, I have been leading a small (and dynamic!) team for the past 27 years, which is determined to unleash everyone’s peak performance, with a focus on ensuring teachers, students and parents have a passion for learning, understand the learning process and know how to maximise it.
I have worked and presented in 21 countries (pre Covid) and online in 41 countries during the pandemic, helping teachers, parents and students transition to learning online with engaging, meaningful curriculum.
Training and working alongside Professor Art Costa & Dr Bena Kallick on the Habits of Mind and Personalised Learning means I have expert knowledge to support teachers, parents and students to be the best they can be. I have a Teacher Academy and have hosted 7 online summits interviewing over 100 experts in teaching, learning, parenting, health & wellbeing and success.
With my amazing team of teachers, I'm excited about the possibilities to co-create an educational experience for you and your child, packed with relevancy, heart, passion and expertise.