Category Archives: Teaching

Four Great Strategies To Inspire Reluctant Writers

12 Feb

In a research paper conducted by Paul Gardner, teachers identified a range of characteristics that were common to reluctant writers. I certainly recognise characteristics of both of my children  in this list, at various stages of their development. (I hate … Continue reading

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Your Mountain Is Waiting – So Get On Your Way!

06 May

I’m taking part in an Instagram Challenge over the month of May (mainly as an incentive to discover what Instagram is and why it has captured the attention of all the kids I know, but also because it’s about books. … Continue reading

Celebrating International Women’s Day 2013 with our Writer of the Week

08 Mar

What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day 2013 than to showcase an up and coming Australian writer! Sarah loves writing, reading and drawing. She writes and illustrates her own stories and is totally up to date with self publishing. … Continue reading

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Day 31: Favourite: My Favourite Words of Wisdom

01 Feb

When it comes to great advice, I am not sure you can go past one of my favourite authors – Dr Suess! I’ve collected three of his quotes in this collage. I especially love sharing his advice with kids because … Continue reading

Day 23 : Clever / ‘Wild Thing – You Make My Heart Sing’

25 Jan

  Being clever is a important currency for many kids (and adults too).  Often, when I am about to start a writing or storytelling workshop, some child from the class will shoot up their hand and tell me exactly who … Continue reading