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Literary theory and the postmodern turn

The following is an extract from my PhD thesis, part of a series I am publishing on this blog discussing the background of some… 1,525 more words


Recommended Aboriginal reads

For those listening to the yarn I had with Dom Knight  on ABC Sydney this morning, here’s the titles I mentioned… Women of the Sun by Hyllus Maris and Sonia Borg We Are Going by Kath Walker …

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Australian Education

The seduction of censored material and other memories from the 60s

Today I noticed this book cover for the classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four, in the library.

It’s clever, isn’t it?

It reminded me of my childhood days at Russian Saturday School when the fear of communism in the Russian community was still a raw sore.   111 more words


News: Why children’s books that teach diversity are more important than ever

If you think back to your childhood, what sticks with you? For many people, it’s those cosy times when they were cuddled up with a parent or grandparent, being read a story. 74 more words

Primary Education

Why is your child not doing well?

Why is your Child failing English? 

These are some reasons why pupils are failing English:

  • Lack vocabulary
  • Poor grasp of grammar
  • Little awareness of writing skills…
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'O' Level English

Learning About Literature Through Art

My AP class has been busy at work as we begin our unit on Hamlet. They started by engaging in an activity in which they “tweeted” using Padlet, responding to various events that happen to the title character at the beginning of the play. 321 more words


Last date to register for free teachers conference

Our free conference for English teachers (mentioned in our previous post) is just under three weeks away. The last date to register is next Monday, 31st October. 180 more words