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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 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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School Certificate Revision Tool

The other night I sent an SOS out to my Twitter PLN for new ways to help students revise for the School Certificate English exam. The response was wonderful, as usual 🙂 The suggestions included: @Madiganda I allowed my students to … Continue reading

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