Maureen Owen
Forest Lake SHS

Number of years teaching?
27
Where else have you taught?
Mansfield SHS, Runcorn SHS, MacGregor SHS, Wavell SHS and Glenala SHS.

What is your best classroom moment?
I was teaching Macbeth to a private girls' school during my practice. I was asked by the teacher to teach a lesson on Macbeth at the last moment. As I hadn't had time to prepare, I just started reading the 'She should have died hereafter' scene. I noticed many of the girls were bored. I had to think quickly so I focused on the love between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and the tragedy of her death. By the time I had finished, half the class were crying. Made my day!

What gets you excited about the future of English teaching?
Seeing excellent young teachers joining the ranks who are equally as passionate about literature and whom we can pass the baton to. I mentor young teachers at school and teach pre-service teachers at university part time and their ideas, energy and excitement inspire me.
 

Upcoming Events

Seminar 1

An outline of the program for 2018 is now available 

Seminar 1 will explore the Text List - more details in the next month

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   8:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 17th March 2018
Venue:   Corinda State High School


AATE/ALEA CONFERENCE 2018

THE ART OF ENGLISH language  -  literature  -  literacy The AATE/ALEA English Literacy National Conference 2018 will be held in Perth from 8 July - 11 July 2018. Download the flyer here, or go to the website englishliteracyconference.com.au for all the latest information.   ...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Sunday 8th July 2018
Venue:   Perth


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English Educator of the week

Rachael Christopherson
Brisbane Girls Grammar School

Number of years teaching:
25.  12 years at BGGS

Where else have you taught?
St Edmund's College, Ipswich (all boys)
Mt Alvernia College, Kedron (all girls)
Downlands College, Toowoomba (co-ed boarding with Ag Studies programme)

 

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