Maureen Owen
Forest Lake SHS

Number of years teaching?
27
Where else have you taught?
Mansfield SHS, Runcorn SHS, MacGregor SHS, Wavell SHS and Glenala SHS.

What is your best classroom moment?
I was teaching Macbeth to a private girls' school during my practice. I was asked by the teacher to teach a lesson on Macbeth at the last moment. As I hadn't had time to prepare, I just started reading the 'She should have died hereafter' scene. I noticed many of the girls were bored. I had to think quickly so I focused on the love between Macbeth and Lady Macbeth and the tragedy of her death. By the time I had finished, half the class were crying. Made my day!

What gets you excited about the future of English teaching?
Seeing excellent young teachers joining the ranks who are equally as passionate about literature and whom we can pass the baton to. I mentor young teachers at school and teach pre-service teachers at university part time and their ideas, energy and excitement inspire me.
 

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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