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Writing in Junior History

Senior history students are made in junior history – so stop starting from scratch every year. Writing in Junior History is a 5 hour NESA endorsed course that provides a clear path of writing skills from Years 7 to 10 that places historical sources at the centre of writing improvement. The course offers a thorough grounding in source analysis, building an argument and the nuts and bolts of writing in history.

NESA Endorsed | 5 hours | $390 per person + GST 

Improving Writing Instruction Across the Curriculum  7-12

Whatever your subject area, we all want the same thing; students who can clearly communicate and support their ideas and arguments using detailed evidence and subject-specific language.

NESA Endorsed | 5 Hours | $390 per person + GST 

Cities of Vesuvius – Pompeii and Herculaneum with Dr Estelle Lazer

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Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning5 hours ago
Taking another look at assessment. Thanks for a great group on zoom today
Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning1 day ago
Any teaching writing course must start with understanding the difference between writing and teaching writing.

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Cornerstone Teacher Learning4 days ago
Spending a rainy, self-isolated Thursday afternoon doing some professional learning of my own. Enrolled in the Masterclass for screen writing from the master himself, Aaron Sorkin.
#learningsomethingnew #writingchops
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Cornerstone Teacher Learning7 days ago
An often overlooked source of great writing to engage students is sports writing. In fact, Andre Agassi's Open is my favourite read of all time. Fairfax also has some great sports writers, including Malcolm Knox.

Sports writing has it all - drama, character (the heroes journey), determination, persistence, a narrative arc.

I was reminded of this while reading Malcolm Gladwell's account of Jana Novotna losing the 1993 Wimbledon final to Steffi Graf after leading 4-1 in the 3rd set and serving at 40-30. She was five points away from victory. When Graf took the game, Novotna sobbed on the Duchess of Kent's shoulder. Sport can be heartbreaking.

If you are looking to engage students in some long learning to see out the dog days of self-isolation - what are your tips for a great sports read?

I'll start with Open by Andre Agassi and Peter Fiztsimmons biography of Steve Waugh.
Cornerstone Teacher Learning
Cornerstone Teacher Learning1 week ago
I'd like to introduce you to my favourite poet, David Whyte. I discovered him a few years ago. He has a way of turning the most difficult situations inside out to make them feel like a gift. And I keep returning to him time and again.

Thank you to my friend and mentor David Leser for introducing me to David Whyte.

My teacher friend, I hope Monday finds you well in these changing and challenging times. - Brad

Here's a small extract and a reading from The Journey.

Sometimes everything
has to be
inscribed across
the heavens

so you can find
the one line
already written
inside you.

Sometimes it takes
a great sky
to find that

first, bright
and indescribable
wedge of freedom
in your own heart.
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David Whyte
Poem : The Journey. filmed by Gayle Karen Young Whyte #davidwhytepoetrymicroburst

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