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Take Away Teaching ideas #28

Here We Are Oliver Jeffers One of my all-time favourite books and authors!   View the story here:   In this edition I have explored the book as a mentor text for writers. I have listed the trait, goal with page number and evidence within the text.   Ideas: The topic is narrow, clear, and […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #27

Back to School Tortoise Lucy M George   Happy New Year Everyone! Every time I share this story the audience LOVES the ending! An awesome book to share on the first day of school with colleagues and students.   The story is about a tortoise who is afraid of going back to school. The tortoise […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #26

Harry The Dirty Dog By Gene Zion Pictures by Margaret Bloy Graham It’s a family affair! My family are the world to me! They are also a pivotal part of my business. Chelsea and Emma drive the online and design elements of my business. They are both so talented and generous. I am so blessed. […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #25

Giraffe Problems By Jory John RECONNECT is a word that I have used a lot this year! By implementing my webinars, I have been able to reconnect and collaborate with so many colleagues. It has been an opportunity to share my current thinking and insights with educators in Australia and beyond! The author of this […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #24

Dharma the Llama By Matt Cosgrove   A delightful BLAST FROM THE PAST! I feel very honoured to introduce Janette Colbert to you all. Many moons ago, Janette and I worked closely together at Beaconsfield Primary School in Victoria. She continues to be a passionate teacher! The beauty of our profession is the many friendships […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #23

Why I love Footy By Michael Wagner You can view Michael reading the story at HERE    To take advantage of all a book has to offer I implement a Teacher Book Walk!   What is a Teacher Book Walk? (TBW) We implement a ‘walk’ through the book together -with a colleague or in a […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #22

Mallee Sky Jodi Toering Do you know I have had the privilege of working alongside an award-winning author? Let me introduce you to Jodi. I am fortunate to have collaborated with Jodi on several projects at Forest St PS – Teaching Writers, Writer’s Notebook, and Inquiry Learning. This is a treat as Jodi has created […]

Take Away Teaching Ideas #21

Apes to Zebras By Liz Brownlee, Sue Hardy- Dawson, Roger Stevens Yeah! Another new book on my shelf. Thank you to Kylie Watson for introducing me to this awesome book but also for creating these brilliant teaching ideas. I only added a couple of ideas. I am lucky to work with Kylie at Dana St […]