The following letter was submitted to The Australian for possible inclusion in th edition of Saturday 2 September 2017 but it was not selected for publication.
Proving positive impact on learning
You report that in future prospective teachers will need to prove the effectiveness of their teaching skills before being allowed to graduate from university teacher preparation courses ("Prove teaching skills in classroom or fail course", Aug 31).
This seems commendable but a little leadership by example would not go astray. Minister Birmingham along with the chair and chief executive of AITSL (the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership) should prove rather than just claim that their efforts are producing a significant positive impact on the classroom learning experiences of Australian school students. I look forward to reading the hard evidence.
Essential English CoP 2024
We are excited to announce our first event for 2024 will inspire and support Essential English teachers. Theme: Charting a course for success in Essential English When: Saturday 17 February 2024 Where: St Joseph's Nudgee College, Sandgate Road, Boondall. See the Call for Presenters for details. If you are int...
Texts in Contexts
ETAQ invites workshop proposals that deal with a diverse range of texts and contexts in English program. Our focus will be on teaching of English in a variety of different contexts, using a broad range of texts, or teaching students to respond in new ways. Workshops that would work well include those that offer ideas for units of work to fit the...
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