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This resource includes a list of key terms and a guided (or independent) reading activity about the barbarian invasions and the fall of Rome. It looks at the reasons for the invasions briefly and the impact the fall of the Western Roman Empire had
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Reporting season can be incredibly tough at the best of times. You have extra demands on your time and aren't usually given any extra time to complete the task. For new teachers, however, it can be overwhelming. That's why we've created support in
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This provides an attractive yet practical scaffold for organising your parent-teacher interview notes. I have provided a more detailed, full page scaffold and a condensed version for shorter interviews. I have created this to organise my own notes,
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Four colourful goal-setting scaffolds for secondary students, or for you to keep track of students' academic goals and their efforts to achieve them. Set up in ten week blocks, with a section for comment/tracking each week. Students can sit down
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This is an activity that focuses on a detailed examination of Wilfred Owen's poem 'Mental Cases' in order to support students in developing a detailed understanding of the psychological impact of wartime experiences of soldiers in WWI. This could
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** please note this resource is also available through the www.learningandwriting.com blog, through sellfy (learningandwriting) and through TES.com (elijean).** This is an activity that can be used as an independent learning lesson for a casual or
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This is a worksheet/skills test I use with advanced year 4 and year 5 students. Sometimes it requires modelling/scaffolding but I find it quite useful in building students' confidence and knowledge. This resource comes with an answer sheet and
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This is an introduction to the NSW (Australia) HSC (grade 12) Area of Study: Discovery for use by students, tutors, parents and teachers. It includes activities (you will need to have a printed copy of the rubric, which is available for free on the
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This is an extension resource or homework resource (digital only - it requires students to be able to click the hyperlinks and access the sources). It is based on extending students' knowledge of Robert Frost's poems 'Tuft of Flowers', 'Mending
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This document contains list of links to resources and comments on why they are useful. Many of them are lectures and are suitable for high school students studying The Tempest. Used as a homework/extension activity list for students to work through
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I used this PPT to structure class discussions and activities on the social and historical context of the film 'Remember the Titans.' It provides positive examples of progress towards racial equality (in blue) and negative examples of significant
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***If you like this style of poster but it doesn't quite suit your needs I am happy to take your specifications and alter this poster, or create a similar one, for $5. Just message/leave a comment and I'll get back to you to arrange it.*** This is
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This is a student support document designed to support students in analysing Robert Frost's poem 'Fire and Ice.' It is particularly suited to the NSW HSC Area of Study: Discovery. This scaffolded analysis also supports students in developing their
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This is an introductory resource for Studies of Religion students who are beginning to look at Judaism. It is not easy, however, but is better as a guide. This was developed based on common questions that arose in class discussions with year 11
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**If you like this idea but not the colour scheme or would prefer some tweaks in the design I am happy to do another one up to those specifications for $5** I put together a contact log to allow me to keep track of communication with parents and to
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I use a chart like this in my diary to track students' completion of homework tasks and extension tasks, their participation in class discussions, etc. I often print one out that is enlarged so that they can put stickers up themselves and see their
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This is used for High School students in subjects such as History and English (literature). I'd pair it with a sticker chart for my kids (oh wow do they love stickers, even in year 12) and have this as their 'title page' or at the front of their
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This is an 8 page editable test with a cloze passage (I don't tend to use this, but have known colleagues who have had their students benefit from them), 20 multiple choice questions (a variety of knowledge-based and skills-based questions,
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This resource focuses more on what the foundation myths tell us about Roman values than on providing detailed accounts of the myths themselves. I usually look at the myths first using video or by providing the narrative with stimulus material on a
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This was designed as a revision quiz (20 multiple choice questions) for year 7 students. It is suitable for the Australian Curriculum but would also suit other classroom settings. It is useful for a class topic test, as a student study tool, or it
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I am a qualified English/History teacher in Australia with experience teaching a variety of subjects and year levels. I create a variety of resources for use by teachers, parents, students and private tutors. I am also the primary content provider for the education-centered website: www.LearningandWriting.com/blog

MY TEACHING STYLE

I incorporate a blend of styles into my classroom practice: Inquiry based Learning - facilitator and personal model styles Direct instruction - personal model style Student-centered and cooperative learning approaches.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Awarded the Valmai Avery scholarship in Classics in 2010 Awarded the Lenore-Smithson Memorial Prize for achievements in the field of Greek and Roman Epic in 2012

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Completed a Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I am a trained Irlen Screener in the Mid-Northern NSW area.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I run the website/blog www.learningandwriting.com and work on writing fiction in my free time.

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