Peter Botsman Award 2001

 

Ed Morris

Ed Morris has been a teacher for more than twenty years, initially of Manual Arts, and then, as soon as he could affect it, of English. It was thereafter a relatively short trip to the Subject Master’s chair. In 1986 he moved to Gympie to take up just such a post at James Nash SHS where he has exercised a positive influence over students and staff ever since.

Ed has enjoyed all facets of his career, but has found his recent work with the Trial-Pilot English Senior Syllabus and the teaching of English Extension (Literature) most rewarding. It has allowed him to rethink the things that we as English teachers have become complacent about and to question why we value some things over others. Being part of the Trial-Pilot State Panel has also proved an exciting time for him by providing opportunities for new relationships through his work with colleagues from other schools.

But for Ed, in the end, it’s about kids and he has long enjoyed the opportunity to challenge and confront them by making them think new things in new ways. When pressed for a definitive approach he proffers his belief that education is not a race. And for those of us who have benefited from his leadership this has always been evident.

Upcoming Events

Short Stories - Year 11

Emma Monfries and Kiri Lucas will present some practical activities and observations from Unit 2: Texts and Culture.  With these activities, students can conceptualise in concrete ways the relationship between place and culture, for example, through layered maps, and to convey this in texts such as short stories.  Students can a...

Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 15th February 2020
Venue:   Ryan Catholic College
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


An Afternoon with Christine Hills

The Darling Downs Branch will present an Afternoon with Christine Hills and the Collins Writing Program on Wednesday, 26 February, 2020. Afternoon tea will be served from 3:15 to 3:45 pm. This workshop will allow teachers and school leaders an opportunity to: Explore elements of grammar that are central to good writing and align w...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   3:15 PM
Date:   Wednesday 26th February 2020
Venue:   St Ursula's - Toowoomba
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


March Seminar 2020: Diving Deep into Story

Literature is the lifeblood of the English classroom and we all endeavour to make our classrooms creative spaces, helping students to experience the pleasures of responding to and creating literature. This seminar will explore diverse ideas related to creativity in English. The keynote address will be presented by Assoc. Professor Kim Wil...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   8:10 AM
Date:   Saturday 21st March 2020
Venue:   Griffith University TBC
Phone Enquiries:   0455464000


Tony Hytch presents

Tony will present a session on getting students assessment ready for Essential English. Further details are on the flyer.

 

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 2nd May 2020
Venue:   Pimlico High School


Early Career Conference 2020: Diving Deep into Teaching

This event for teachers in their first firve years of teaching and those who are new to the teaching of English will submerge you in a new, colourful, and enchanting world where you can engage with your peers. it is also a 'not to be missed' event for preservice teachers.  For those who are interested in offering a presentati...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th May 2020
Venue:   To be confirmed


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