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 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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