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About Rebecca

Rebecca Birch is a teacher of English and Head of Humanities at an independent, top 50 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. ArticleHow one school-industry partnership changed thousands of teachers’ practice →EducationHQ (subscribers only) Thursday, 8 September 2022
  2. OpinionIt’s the Knowledge Economy, Stupid! →What parents need to know about inquiry learningChalkboard Review Monday, 22 August 2022
  3. OpinionThe true power position →5 tips for moving up the middle leadership ladderEducationHQ (subscribers only) Friday, 3 June 2022
  4. EventA crash course in pedagogy for surviving and thriving in the English classroom →Think Forward Educators Tuesday, 17 May 2022
  5. OpinionWorthless PD, sub-optimal ITE training have built a distrust of non-teaching providers →EducationHQ Friday, 29 April 2022
  6. CommentEnglish teachers told to focus on grammar, punctuation as writing declines →Jordan BakerSydney Morning Herald Friday, 18 March 2022
  7. OpinionWhy I’m giving up on Harvard’s Thinking Routines →EducationHQ Monday, 21 February 2022
  8. OpinionAd hoc ITE training and our ‘lit crit lite’ curriculum are harming writing instruction →EducationHQ Tuesday, 9 November 2021