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

Early Career Conference 2022: Writing our future?

Writing our future? - a conference presented by and for early career teachers  on Saturday 22 October at Wynnum SHS (tbc)

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 22nd October 2022
Venue: Wynnum SHS


External Examination Preparation

Registration Scroll down to register - but please do read this information Schools should register each teacher who will be using the materials.  Acting on feedback from last year, we will be making the materials available earlier this year. We will be running the External Examination Preparation as one package with more fl...

Category: Student (and teacher) Event
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 29th October 2022
Venue: Online
Phone Enquiries: 0455464000
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Writing our future in Essential English 2022

Writing our future in Essential English - a community of practice especially for teachers of Essential English on Saturday 5 November.

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 5th November 2022
Venue: To be confirmed


Indigenous Perspectives in the Junior Curriculum

After a work program review Town High explored ways to better embed indigenous perspectives in the year 7 program through a novella study of Black Cockatoo.  The unit became our first taste of analytical essay writing in year 7, in preparation for subsequent years.  We found greater engagement from students across the board. ...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Friday 2nd December 2022
Venue: Town High, Townsville
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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