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

Essential English: Community of Practice 2021

Following on from the success of last year's event for teachers of Essential English, we will be running this event again this year with some modifications. The program is available and registrations are now open. Venue: Deception Bay SHS, Phillip Street, DECEPTION BAY. Registrations will close on Saturday 30 October. Interes...

Category: Seminar
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 6th November 2021
Venue: Deception Bay SHS
Venue Address: Phillip Parade, DECEPTION BAY
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


Grammar PD term 4

To assist attendees to develop their understandings of grammar in order to fully comprehend and to effectively teach the Australia Curriculum: English (AC:E), a further session will be held on Saturday 20 November at John Paul College.  The flyer gives further details.  Registration will close on 14 November.  ...

Category: Workshop
Start Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday 20th November 2021
Venue: John Paul College
Email Enquiries:  adminofficer@etaq.org.au


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