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About madiganda

Head Teacher English and now literacy consultant, passionate about English, education and embracing the future. Oh and a reality tv fan!

Feedback Grids

Feedback is a passion of mine and is something I am always trying to improve on. This term, I was inspired by a tweet from a UK English teacher @JenJayneWilson who generously shared an example of what she calls a “WIN … Continue reading

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Trialling Faculty Corporate Marking

At the end of Term One, my staff and I are trialled a new way of marking our junior assessment tasks – corporate marking. The aim was to get each year group marked, or at least almost marked, in one … Continue reading

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Words, Words, Words

I just added this post to my other blog, Mid North Coast Literacy, but decided I would share it here too as some of the audiences are quite different and I really am passionate about words 🙂 : My latest … Continue reading

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Reflections of My Year, Part 2 – The Craft of Writing

Much of 2012 was spent supporting teachers looking for ideas and resources to assist students develop their writing skills. Much of the discussion started in response to analyzing and reflecting on HSC and NAPLAN results but it soon moved on … Continue reading

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Reflections on My Year, Part 1 – The Power of Talk

Forgive me for it has been almost a year since my last post – my, how time flies when you are having fun! This year, as you will know if you read that last post, I took on the role … Continue reading

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New Year, New Job

This year I am stepping away from the classroom into a role as literacy consultant for the DEC. This is a shift that will see me learn a lot more about the inner workings of regional office (and let’s face … Continue reading

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Year 12 Creative Writing Day

This week we ran a Creative Writing Day for the new Year 12s in the Mid North Coast. We had 200+ students attend and the focus on the day was amazing! We really worked them hard for four hours and … Continue reading

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