As a secondary English teacher, I've long been exposed to the war around the usefulness of creative writing in the classroom, particularly as students head into their last years of school. However, there is a great deal of research to suggest that giving children the time, space and tools to engage in meaningful creative writing … Continue reading Time to Get Creative
This month, in honour of Science Week, our focus is all things science. I absolutely loved science at school, and as a teacher one of my favourite subjects to take as an ‘extra’ was science. In my experience, people of all ages are fascinated by ongoing discoveries about the way the world – and the … Continue reading A Moment of Science Please
And, before you know it, it’s Term 3! Having been a secondary teacher in NSW, just the thought of Term 3 makes me feel tense. Hopefully you’re feeling on top of things and all set for a great term. This month I wanted to highlight a few books that may have slipped under your radar. … Continue reading There goes the first half of the year!
Whenever you start a new job there’s always a wealth of material to get on top of. Even when you’re experienced in an industry, there’s always new processes to learn & people to meet. But transitioning from one industry to another is whole other level of learning curve; a parabola if you will, where I … Continue reading Hello! from the new Education Manager
ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE MAGIC BOOKSHOP ... On rainy afternoons, when it's too wet to play outside after school, Ben goes to his grandfather's bookshop. But with secret doors and passages, and tigers under the floorboards, there's much more going on than Ben could ever have imagined. An enchanting new collection of fully illustrated … Continue reading WIN a copy of The Magic Bookshop!
A captivating, curl-up-on-the-sofa debut about the magic of books and the power of the imagination. Since her mother's disappearance, eleven-year-old Tilly has found comfort in stories at Pages & Co., her grandparents' bookshop. But when her favourite characters, Anne of Green Gables and Alice from Wonderland, appear in the shop, Tilly's adventures become very real. … Continue reading WIN a copy of Pages & Co.
Frances Watts and David Legge have been collaborating on children's books for years. They've gotten so used to working alongside each other that, when working together on their most recent book, David Legge said 'the line between writer and illustrator was well and truly blurred to the point where I’m not sure where some of … Continue reading The story behind It’s a Story, Rory!
Beck and Matt Stanton’s best-selling Books That Drive Kids Crazy! series aims to make reading fun and encourages reading as play so that kids can enjoy themselves while learning valuable literacy skills. These books create an engaging read-aloud experience in the classroom or at home, and are guaranteed to delight adults and children alike with … Continue reading WIN a set of Books That Drive Kids Crazy! series
To enter: Write, illustrate or film a review for any of the four (4) books on offer - Funny Kid Prank Wars by Matt Stanton, His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda, Sweet Adversity by Sheryl Gwyther and Withering-by-Sea by Judith Rossell submission Guidelines Each school may submit up to 5 written reviews. Reviews … Continue reading Reading Project – Written submissions
To enter: Write, illustrate or film a review for any of the four (4) books on offer - Funny Kid Prank Wars by Matt Stanton, His Name Was Walter by Emily Rodda, Sweet Adversity by Sheryl Gwyther and Withering-by-Sea by Judith Rossell submission Guidelines Each school may submit up to 2 visual (e.g. drawn, photographed) … Continue reading Reading Project – Visual submissions