Joseph Driessen is the director of Education Answers, an International Educational Consultancy based in New Zealand, specialising in the professional development of teachers and parents. Joseph focuses his research on international best teaching and parenting practices, and is much in demand as a speaker, facilitator and education consultant.
Joseph gives a variety of educational workshops and seminars to teachers, parents and educational management teams. He is a regular speaker at national and international education conferences, and is frequently engaged by schools and early childhood organisations to give professional development programmes to their staff.
Joseph has a number of education fields he is interested in, including the importance of understanding the learning needs of boys, the importance of the formation of secure attachment relationships by the child with both parents and teachers, the vital importance of fostering best practice teaching skills in the classroom, the development of research based behaviour management skills by both parents and teachers, and the power of equine based therapy for at risk children.
Joseph has been a succesful teacher himself, and has a record of effective and innovative educational leadership and management for over 30 years. He competed his Masters degree focusing on boys' education. He has been awarded a number of research grants, and conducted a major research project for the New Zealand Government investigating the different learning needs of boys and girls. In his consultancy role he has visited numerous schools and ECE centres, both within in New Zealand and internationally, and tries to learn as much as he teaches during each visit.