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About Rebecca

Rebecca Birch is a teacher of English and the Director of Research and Practice at a top 20 independent school in Sydney, Australia. She worked as a learning support officer in a range of settings while she undertook her teacher training after a successful career in advertising and fashion.

She is a strong proponent of evidence-based practice and has experience with students who bring a wide range of capabilities to the classroom. She is a leader in her field with a passion for sharing her expertise in the area of pedagogy in English.

Media and events

  1. OpinionBanish the abstract, build accountability: how school leaders can better define their purposeEducationHQ (subscribers only) Wednesday, 14 June 2023
  2. CommentTeachers weren’t taught grammar in school. Now they’re rushing to brush upChristopher HarrisSydney Morning Herald Sunday, 21 May 2023
  3. Article‘Critical friends’: school-university partnerships supercharge instructionEducationHQ (subscribers only) Thursday, 23 March 2023
  4. Article3 evidence-backed ways to foster long-term learning in your studentsEducationHQ (subscribers only) Tuesday, 24 January 2023
  5. OpinionInstructional saladLet’s turf out failed practices and get clear on the science of learningEducationHQ (subscribers only) Thursday, 24 November 2022
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  4. ArticleHow one school-industry partnership changed thousands of teachers’ practiceEducationHQ (subscribers only) Thursday, 8 September 2022
  5. OpinionIt’s the Knowledge Economy, Stupid!What parents need to know about inquiry learningChalkboard Review Monday, 22 August 2022
  6. OpinionThe true power position5 tips for moving up the middle leadership ladderEducationHQ (subscribers only) Friday, 3 June 2022
  7. EventA crash course in pedagogy for surviving and thriving in the English classroomThink Forward Educators Tuesday, 17 May 2022
  8. OpinionWorthless PD, sub-optimal ITE training have built a distrust of non-teaching providersEducationHQ Friday, 29 April 2022
  9. CommentEnglish teachers told to focus on grammar, punctuation as writing declinesJordan BakerSydney Morning Herald Friday, 18 March 2022
  10. OpinionWhy I’m giving up on Harvard’s Thinking RoutinesEducationHQ Monday, 21 February 2022
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