Monthly Archives: February 2013

New books for School – March 2013

The Curious Explorer’s Illustrated Guide to Exotic Animals by MARC MARTIN  From armadillo to zebras, chameleons to quetzals, these exotic animals will surprise and delight. No curious explorer should be without Marc Martin’s stunning celebration of strange and beautiful creatures from … Continue reading

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Student Review of The Farm by Emily McKay

We love sharing student reviews with you here at Penguin Teachers’ Academy. Below is a review for Emily McKay written by high school student Morgan, aged 14. Something that every good book should have is a clever and complicated plot, one that … Continue reading

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Book Launch Invitation

Last year Marc Martin gave us the gorgeous and very well received picture book – A Forest.  This March, Marc will share with all of you his next picture book, The Curious Explorers Guide to Exotic Animals.  To thank all of you for … Continue reading

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Professional Development Opportunities

            The last two years have been somewhat tumultuous in Education, not only with changes to the ways in which we deliver educational content to our students, but the tools we use to do so. A great … Continue reading

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Enhanced eBooks

The enhanced eBook market is growing daily and teachers and librarians are familiar with the engagement benefits found in the use of an enhanced eBook with students of all ages. Enhanced eBooks can be a fun introduction to a physical or paper book and … Continue reading

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Whole class dramatization – The Small Town

Laura Gordon is an experienced senior English teacher at St Joseph’s College, Geelong. She has taught English, Drama and RE in an all boy’s environment for many years. Laura has a Masters in Children’s Literature and has managed a Professional Development Company for … Continue reading

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Encouraging our students to write by Jane Goddard

We love to celebrate the words our students write at Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College.  As teachers, you know how fabulous it is when a student crafts a piece of writing that makes you laugh out loud, subtly hints at a … Continue reading

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