Education Resources

Just Right Words Education Resources

What do I offer?

Preparing teaching notes, education resources and school workshops requires specialised knowledge of the Australian Curriculum and the way schools work. If you don’t have this knowledge, or the thought of having to write your own teaching notes or doing a presentation to a hall full of kids terrifies you – I am here to help you.

Exactly what do I offer?

I have two distinct services: preparation of teaching notes and assistance with your school workshops.

Teaching Notes

Comprehensive, engaging, curriculum-aligned teaching notes with activities for specific year levels and subjects relevant to your book.

School Workshop Preparation

Templates, lists of activities and any other help you need to prepare and present engaging school workshops – all curriculum-aligned and fun.

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Why do I assist with education resources?

As an ex-teacher, with over 25 years of experience, I cannot adequately describe the joy felt by teachers when they come across an amazing set of teaching notes, or a unit of work, to accompany one of their favourite books.

The job of a teacher is to create and deliver inspirational lessons that facilitate discovery and the desire to explore and gain knowledge. Seeing children develop that thirst for learning, and knowing they’ve played a part in it, is why many teachers love their job. It certainly was my motivator.

However, I can also not accurately convey the frustration experienced by teachers today when they know they no longer have the time or energy to do this as well as they would like – hence the joy when they find the perfect education resources.

Can you see where I’m going with this?

Sure – colouring-in sheets, word searches and sets of comprehension questions are okay, but are they going to encourage a love of learning?

What do teachers want in a teaching resource?

  • Engaging activities
  • Curriculum-aligned
  • Adaptable to different year levels
  • Multiple subjects or outcomes covered
  • Easily differentiated
  • User-friendly
  • Minimal preparation

Who is this service for?

  • Authors and illustrators who have been told they have to write some teaching notes, or who want extra activities for their websites or school visits
  • Publishers who want to add value to their books
  • Tourist institutions who are popular school excursion destinations

Teaching Notes

Where do we start?

During your free 30-minute consultation, we will work out exactly what sort of activities will suit your book. We will also discuss collaboration – anything from ‘do it all for me’ to ‘I want to write it all myself, but I need you to check it’. Then, we decide on a timeline and get cracking.

What do you get?

Comprehensive, engaging, curriculum-aligned teaching notes that target specific year levels and subjects relevant to your book.

The basic package provides a set of notes which include:

  • 4 formatted pages of curriculum-aligned activities
  • 2 subject areas
  • 1 year level (choose F-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-10 or 11-12)

Fees for teaching notes start at AU$200 (plus a copy of your book).

School Workshop Preparation

Where do we start?

During your free 30-minute consultation, we will work out exactly what sort of presentations, and what themes, you’d like to have up your sleeve. We will also discuss collaboration – anything from ‘do it all for me’ to ‘I want to write it all myself, but I need you to check it’. Then we work out a timeline and get started.

What do you get?

Tailored support to prepare amazing school presentations and workshops, including liaison with schools and development of activities and slides. Just tell me what you need.

Fees for school workshop preparation start at AU$50 per hour.