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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.

Who is this service for?

  • authors and illustrators
  • publishers
  • tourist institutions
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Teaching Notes

Where do we start?

During your free 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 that include:

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

Fees for teaching notes start at AU$250 (plus a copy of your book).

School Workshop Preparation

Where do we start?

During your free 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$250 per presentation.

Coaching to help you prepare your presentations starts at $100 an hour.

What do my education resources give you?

  • Engaging activities
  • Broad curriculum alignment
  • Options to adapt for different year levels
  • Multiple subject and outcome coverage
  • User-friendly instructions
  • Minimal preparation requirements

As an ex-teacher, with over 26 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?