Duffy Stirling

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Duffy Stirling
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*** Also available as part of Duffy's Black Death Package: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Duffys-Complete-Black-Death-Depth-Study-Package-1560411 *** This is a PowerPoint, Poster and Worksheet set used to introduce students to the
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Film Terminology Handouts and Workbook Suitable for Middle and Senior Secondary Students. http://duffystirling.wordpress.com Designed for Flipped Learning (i.e. designed to be completed independently by students, perhaps as homework), these
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Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum In this package you will find every one of my Asia Geography worksheets. If I create new worksheets, I will add to this package, which you may update free of charge! I designed this series of
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Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students. (This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia
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A one-two lesson set of factsheets, worksheet and poster which I've used before launching into a Year 8 Australian Curriculum History unit on Shogunate Japan. It could be used as an orientation for any study of Japan, such as geography, and is
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*** LAST UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014 *** PowerPoints and resources covering all aspects of the Black Death: I believe these to be the most comprehensive and detailed available on TPT. Download this package and not only do you save on the combined cover
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These days the issues discussed in film Gattaca (1997) are back in the news. Current debates regarding whether couples should be able to choose the gender of their children (which is currently illegal in Australia and many other countries, but is
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Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students. (This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia
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Duffy’s Complete Medieval and Black Death Package: Year 8 Australian Curriculum History *** LAST UPDATED AUGUST 2015 *** PowerPoints and resources covering all aspects of the Black Death. Download this package and you will also receive free updates
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NOTE: This is a vastly pumped up version of the original! *** Not an Aussie teacher? There's a World version of this worksheet here:
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*** Updated Oct 2014 *** I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students. (This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia Australia Geography
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A quick set of homophones posters I prepared for my Year 8 classroom after a focus on improving basic accuracy in writing. Includes the 10 common spelling mistakes my students seem to make the most. Each poster is based on how I explain or remember
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*** Also available as part of Duffy's Black Death Package: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Duffys-Complete-Black-Death-Depth-Study-Package-1560411 *** This final PowerPoint in this Black Death series examines the long term impacts of the
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Note: This is a pumped up version of the original! A four page detailed factsheet/worksheet on chronology and timelines to be used as an introduction or revision for basic historical terminology and concepts. I found many of my Year 8 students
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Many of my Senior students (Year 11 and 12) struggle to write with a formal and academic register. Australian Curriculum and Common Core require students to begin to understand register (level of formality) from Middle School. My approach to
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Asia Geography Worksheets for Australian Curriculum I designed this series of worksheets to be used as a general orientation to Asia for Middle School students. (This worksheet is available in a package with multiple worksheets here: Duffy's Asia
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Just a quick metaphors, similes and hyperboles worksheet set. It's targeted at junior secondary (middle school). I will be using it as a quick stepping stone for a year 8 unit on writing persuasively. There are three pages (metaphor, simile and
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Every Australian English teacher can use this resource to help their students gain awareness of different text types! A set of eight authentic web texts around one common topic (‘cats’) to be used to help students learn to identify the differences
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***UPDATED APRIL 2016 - Now includes bonus bibliography and assignment sheet for SACE English Communications (Year 12 English).*** An independent reading journal I developed for my senior English students who are studying Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let
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*** Also available as part of Duffy's Black Death Package: http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Duffys-Complete-Black-Death-Depth-Study-Package-1560411 *** The opening lesson to my Black Death unit which explores the questions ‘What was the
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am secondary English teacher in a rural South Australian high school; I've been teaching for five years. I teach all secondary year levels, but primarily Year 10 through to Senior School. I have also taught a lot of Year 8 History and Geography. I've also taught English as a Second Language in Japan and France.

MY TEACHING STYLE

I suppose my teaching style would be progressive: a lot of scaffolding, explicit teaching and student-centred learning. I teach mostly Australian working and lower class students, so engagement is a huge priority. Low literacy is now the norm, rather than the exception, so everything I produce is guided by increasing literacy where possible. Australian classes are rarely streamed, so differentiation within a class is also a huge focus. I grew up in a working class environment and understand what it means to function in a middle to upper class environment when you do not have access to the unwritten knowledge. My personal purpose for being a teacher is to help kids like me access as many opportunities as possible, and teaching the 'unwritten rules' is part of that. Travel, which always seemed unattainable when I was young, also has a huge influence on my teaching: I aim to inspire kids to realise that the rest of the world is very different (and that they should get out there and enjoy it!)

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Participant in the DECD/AITSL 'Highly Accomplished Teacher' Trial.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Psychology, second major in English; Bachelor of Education (Middle and Secondary).

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Born and raised in the Southern suburbs of Adelaide; I now teach in a rural high school. At university I originally aimed for psychology, but after honours I found myself in Japan teaching ESL for two years. An education degree and another 10 month stint overseas later, I found myself teaching high school English and History. My blog can be found at: http://duffystirling.wordpress.com

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