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

Structuring Analytical Responses - Syll Obj 4

Grace Loyden, Head of Faculty - English at Townsville Grammar School will present a workshop on Saturday 27th July 2019 to address Structuring Analytical Responses to Explicitly Demonstrate Syllabus Onjective 4 from 9am to 12:00 pm. This event will be held in the PR Rowland Memorial Library, Bourke Street, North Ward.  ...

Category:   Seminar
Start Time:   9:00 AM
Date:   Saturday 27th July 2019
Venue:   Townsville Grammar School
Email Enquiries:   adminofficer@etaq.org.au


State Conference 2019

State Conference will be held on 17th August 2019 at Lourdes Hill College,Hawthorne Road, Hawthorne. Bronwyn Lea, UQ will present a keynote address on the value of  poetry in the new curriculum landscape. Dr Claire Hansen from JCU will present the second keynote entitled 'Complexifying' Shakespeare: reinvigorating our te...

Category:   State Conference
Start Time:   8:45 AM
Date:   Saturday 17th August 2019
Venue:   Lourdes Hill School
Phone Enquiries:   0455 464 000
Email Enquiries:   trish.purcell@bigpond.com


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