There are lots of different kinds of books that children can choose to engage with. For most kids, particularly younger ones, the most engaging books will be those specifically written for them. Sometimes, however, they will find books written primarily for adults more appropriate. With this in mind, for this month’s blog I have chosen … Continue reading Books for All!
This month sees both Children’s Week and International Day of the Girl Child. With these in mind, I thought I’d look at books told from the point of view of children, particularly girls. Many of you will be familiar with The Girl, the Dog and the Writer series by Katrina Nannestad, and this month the … Continue reading Through the Eyes of a Child
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
A book is the richest, most compelling way to relive 60,000 years of history; to experience anguish, ice ages or war in the safety of the pages; to teach empathy and compassion; to provide knowledge and its context. Jackie French is a beloved Australian author who has inspired generations of Australian to explore the … Continue reading WIN a collection of Jackie French secondary books!
The school year has started (Already?! Wasn't Christmas only a few days ago?) and schedules are quickly filling up. For parents, there might be nerves about the first day of school for young ones, or the hectic last year of school for teenagers. For students, this might not be their favourite time of year at all. … Continue reading Get the right start to the year with these resources!
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The Centre for Youth Literature is a national leader in the sphere of youth literature programming, this year they held their 12th Reading Matters Conference. It was an invigorating two days where the audience celebrated literature and storytelling, while discussing topics as diverse as activism, personal identity, the fantastic, relationships and much more. HarperCollins authors Alison … Continue reading Recap: Reading Matters Conference 2017