April 23, 2018

1. Map Your Outcomes Across the Year.

This means, all of the 9 new outcomes, for the Senior syllabus, appear at least once in each of your programs. Most of the time they appear more than once.

So you have mapped all of your outcomes across the year for the new curriculu...

September 22, 2017

Feeling generous and allowing one, or some of your English staff, a day to plan for the new curriculum?

Thank you.

That may allow them to create a possible Scope & Sequence and select some texts to teach.

Sometimes, new texts are introduced and the teachers have not yet r...

July 13, 2017

Stop with the Syllabus Stuff Already and Give Us the Gold!!


Possible ‘Module A: Narratives that Shape our World’ Text List:

  • 1000 Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseinin

  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley

  • And Then There Were None – Agatha Christie

  • Cloudstreet...

July 10, 2017

Advanced English – Module B: Critical Study of Literature

Brief Summary:

  • Students develop analytical and critical knowledge, understanding and an appreciation of a literary text.

  • Develop informed personal responses about the text in its entirety.

  • Understand...

June 12, 2017

Last week we decided to talk about the Year 11 Modules; so, let’s do it.

Standard English – Module A: Contemporary Possibilities

Brief Summary:

  • Focuses on different communication technologies: “film, television, online news services and specific social media platforms...

June 2, 2017

Don’t start contemplating a new career just yet.

Grab a warm soothing cup of tea and perhaps an indulgent looking biscuit and let’s begin for today…

Last week you chose your Year 12 texts:

1 x Prose Fiction

1 x Poetry OR Drama

1 x Nonfiction OR Film OR Media

2 x Module C sho...

June 2, 2017

Where does one start?

The enormity of the project can be overwhelming.

Be comforted by following these instructions; it will help relieve your stress.

Starting points can be different for all teachers.

I like to begin with the English Stage 6 Prescriptions: Modules, Electi...

May 15, 2017

So…the person who normally writes the programs and implements new curriculum has bolted off into the jungle, never to be seen or heard of again…

You are left with the new syllabus and to you, it may as well be in a different language.

As your work colleagues have a littl...

April 3, 2017

Here are the Prescribed Texts that were NOT on the Last H.S.C English Prescriptions List (Links Included):

Contemporary Asian Australian Poets

Aitken, Boey, Cahill



March 21, 2017

1. All people have opinions about teachers and how they should teach. Be true to yourself and listen to your own opinions and ideas first. Fresh motivated teachers are ideal for students and schools. 

2. Don't burn yourself out too early. A work and life balance is...

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