Oz Lit Teacher Blog

5 Tips For Setting Up The Writing Environment In Your Classroom Jan 30, 2022

Often when schools want to work on improving their students’ growth in writing they start by changing their teaching. (‘Something...

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4 Actions To Support Your Wellbeing As A Teacher Or Leader Dec 12, 2021

Last week on the blog, I reshared a post I wrote about self-care for teachers and leaders. It was inspired by a presentation I'd attended by ...

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Interview With Author Victoria Mackinlay Nov 21, 2021

It’s been a while since I’ve had an author in my interview chair, so I was very excited when award-winning, Sydney based writer,...

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Admiring Your Studentsā€™ Writing- The What, Why And How Nov 07, 2021

The admiring lens is an incredibly powerful tool to use in the writing classroom. The thing is, us teachers need to be constantly reminded...

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2 Mindset Traps To Avoid When Leading Change (Part 2) Oct 31, 2021

In last week’s blog on effective Literacy leadership, I introduced 2 key mindset traps that literacy leaders can fall into at this time of...

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2 Mindset Traps To Avoid When Leading Change (Part 1) Oct 24, 2021

Around this time last year, I wrote a blog post titled ‘3 common change leadership mistakes in schools’. I’d been inspired by...

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What Are Book Sells And How Do You Teach Them? Oct 10, 2021

I recently finished reading the final book in Jessica Townsend’s AMAZING Nevermoor series. This series, touted as a cross between Harry...

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Strategies For Emergent Readers: An Interview With Jennifer Serravallo Sep 12, 2021

Those of you who have followed me for a while now will know that I’ve been a huge Jennifer Serravallo fan for quite a long time. I carry...

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7 Picture Books Featuring Disability Sep 05, 2021

I’ve been watching the Paralympics recently and have thoroughly enjoyed it. The determination, persistence and resilience of the...

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3 Reasons Students Need To Publish Their Writing Aug 22, 2021

Something you may not know about me is I’m the esteemed author of ‘The Great Big, Enormous, Gigantic Banana.’

You may have...

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