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

National Conference, Melbourne

The AATE National Conference will be held in Melbourne from 30 November to 3rd December. The theme is My story flows in more than one direction: power of story, politics of voice. The program is available here; visit the conference website Early bird registration closes on 20 September. A range of prices includes $550 for personal mem...

Category:   National Conference
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 30th November 2019
Venue:   Melbourne, various locations


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English Educator of the week

Lindsay Williams and the Analytical Essay

 

The video of this presentation can be found in the members area  as part of  Masterclass 4 which was conducted in semester 2, 2018.

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Grammar myths

Sep 12 2017
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Impact on learning

Sep 12 2017
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