Louise Walls

St Ursula's College, Toowoomba

Number of years teaching: 22

Where else have you taught?
Blackall State High, All Hallows' School, Downlands College

What you love about English teaching?
I love the dynamic of the English classroom. It is not always predictable but it invariably involves challenge and depth of discussion. I love that English makes possible such a range of outcomes, from personal growth to a broader social awareness that hopefully works to increase students' capacity for understanding and compassion.

What is your best classroom moment?
I chose to teach The Chant of Jimmy Blacksmith at Blackall State High School (in my first year of teaching!), and while I can't claim that it was a resounding success, to witness a flicker of understanding, in albeit only 2 or 3 students, that there were things happening out there bigger than themselves but happening in their world, and that were downright wrong, was an experience I won't forget. It confirmed for me that in choosing to become an English teacher, I had chosen well, that I was doing work that was valuable.
 

 

 

 

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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