Kelli McGraw

 

Queensland University of Technology

Years teaching: 12

Where else have you taught?
Sarah Redfern High School (NSW);
Macquarie Fields High School (NSW)

Why are you an English teacher?
I became an English teacher because I was inspired by my own high school teachers. They were clever, warm, and caring people who connected me with big ideas about texts and life. I want to help teenagers develop their sense of empathy and their imaginations through the study of language and meaning making.

What is your best classroom moment?
Seeing a very challenging year 10 class share portfolios of completed tasks to other English teachers in a showcase event. I had read 'Letters from the Inside' aloud in class and students then chose their own activities based on a Bloom's taxonomy framework. Did I mention that they actually completed their tasks?
 

 

 

 

Upcoming Events

Essential English: Community of Practice 2021

Following on from the success of last year's event for teachers of Essential English, we will be running this event again this year with some modifications. The program is available and registrations are now open. Venue: Deception Bay SHS, Phillip Street, DECEPTION BAY. Registrations will close on Saturday 30 October. Interes...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 6th November 2021
Venue: Deception Bay SHS
Venue Address: Phillip Parade, DECEPTION BAY
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Grammar PD term 4

To assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E), a further session will be held on Saturday 20 November at John Paul College.  The flyer gives further details.  Registration will close on 14 November.  ...

Category: Workshop
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 20th November 2021
Venue: John Paul College
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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