About Us

Themantic Education

We're a small team of educators with a shared passion for teaching and learning. Our mission is to help improve the classroom experience for teachers and students by producing carefully crafted and professionally designed resources that support themantic curricula.

At Themantic Education we wholeheartedly believe in the importance of ideas like:

  • Teaching for conceptual understanding
  • Visible thinking
  • Visible learning
  • The value of feedback and formative assessment
  • Understanding by design
  • Inquiry
  • Problem-based and project-based learning
  • Backwards planning
  • Differentiation

But while modern pedagogical theories have advanced, the strategies for realistic, daily, practical applications of these theories have not. Our aim is to provide teachers with the materials they need to align teaching principles with classroom practice.

Travis Dixon

Founder and CEO

Born and raised in New Zealand, Travis is an experienced IB Psychology, History and English teacher, author and workshop leader. He started teaching for the summer holidays and stayed for the love of causing learning to happen. Ever since the second day of teacher's college Travis has been striving to find the balance between teaching principles and practice. The themantic model of teaching is the product of over a decade's work in this area.

Evan Hitchman


Evan is looking after our publishing and payment services. He is a qualified primary school teacher and has 15 years experience as a teacher and leader at a variety of schools in the international sector.

Jamie Payne


Jamie is a computer scientist and educator from Sydney, Australia. In 2005, he completed bachelor degrees in computer science and education at the University of Sydney. In 2012, Jamie attained the Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL) at the State University of New York.

Jamie teaches IB Computer Science at an international school in Japan.