It’s almost the end of November. This is often the ‘cut-off’ point in our thinking too heavily about our classroom work.
It is also the cut-off point for some amazing offers for us as we prepare to put EVERYTHING to do with school away for a couple of weeks. Making the most of collecting what’s available now will mean a whole lot of new resources to access when you are ready to start thinking about the new school year.
ALEA: WORKSHOP TOO GOOD TO MISS THIS WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER – SOUTH COAST
Tessa Daffern is one of the most experienced and knowledgeable of our Australian educators. Access to her workshops is a great opportunity.
Full details are available here: ALEA SOUTH COAST NSW
PETAA: RESOURCES AND REFERENCES AT AMAZING PRICES
In preparation for the increased resources being offered by PETAA inn 2023, there are resources available that will set up any teacher with a solid base of excellent reference books.
Check out what’s available here:
- BOOK SALE: Many of the best PETAA publications are on sale till Wednesday, 30 November.
‘Black Friday 2022 Sale’
Here are some of the bargains:
- Access to the 2022 Annual Conference presentations – so many amazing ideas from such a range of amazing educators! Register here: PETAA Leading with Literacy Conference 2022. (Note: Viewing recordings after the event is not NESA accredited PD, however can count as Elective PD).
Foundation For Learning & Literacy:
The next presentation in the 2022 Literature Symposium is now available for you to view online! This presentation features 2021 Reading Australia Fellow Edwina West in conversation with Reading Australia’s Jenny Ryan. They discuss how Australian books and writing can encourage reading for pleasure, and how teachers and adults can support students to do so.
The Foundation is asking for feedback to ensure next year’s offerings are as useful as possible. Have a taste of this year’s and let them know what you’d like to see in 2023.
Foundation website: https://foundationforlearningandliteracy.info/symp-home/
Feedback: We’d love to hear your feedback on the presentation, so please let us know by contacting: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reading To Your Students
This is a passion of mine. This is one of the best times to really turn your students on to books and reading before they leave your classroom. Choose one of those difficult books with lots of interesting things happening. Use Readers’ Theatre, Literacy circles, Reciprocal Teaching – you will be well-practised ready to be introduced early next year, and your students will have a farewell gift that is priceless.
Stephen Krashen tells you why here: The Role of Stories …
Ideas for books are in previous blogs on this site. Your school librarian will lend one. Dig into your own favourites and try one of them.