Why are you an English teacher

Having worked in factories, offices and sheds before teaching, what I know is that teachers are some of the most generous, intelligent and challenging people you can spend your days with. So too the children. When I remember that I spend my day discussing stories, sentences, single words rather than what I did in the factories, offices and sheds of my young adulthood, I'm thankful.

What is your best classroom moment

When you're doing it right, it becomes shared play. When your boys are actively discussing, taking ownership of a challenging task, being generous with each other, sharing their works honestly, trusting each other with their fragile forms, smiling, offering insights the adult in the room hadn't recognised or even contemplated, and you can sit back and observe them at play, these are the best moments in the classroom. And when they exit, they comment "that was a great lesson", genuinely, productively, these are the best moments.Replace this text with your own text

Upcoming Events

Early Career Conference

The Early Career Conference will be held at the University of Southern Queensland, Springfield Campus.  We are seeking the following presenters: Expert Speakers to explore Practical English Teaching Early Career English Teachers to focus on skills,tips and tricks  Attendees range from pre-service teachers to ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 26th October 2019
Venue:   Springfield Campus of USQ


Grammar Day 2019

ETAQ will be condudcting another of the very successful grammar days on Saturday 9th November  at Iona College, Wynnum. Download the flyer for further information. Registrations will open on Monday 30 September and close on Monday 28 October 2019.   ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 9th November 2019
Venue:   Iona College


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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