I have always found this elective to be one of the most powerfully engaging options, regardless of gender or ability level. We discussed the prescribed poems, possible programming approaches as well as resources for contextualising and developing student knowledge and understanding.
Teachers shared their personal experiences in teaching Owen's poetry and the various strategies they had used to maximise student interpretation, analysis and writing skills.
I give a lot of regional school workshop tours around the state as it is an onerous bprocess for teachers to drive long distances or fly in to attend a Sydney based workshop.
I have appreciated those teachers who emailed me with suggestions for new TTA workshop topics next year and at present I will be offering new courses in AOS Creative Writing and 'Henry IV, Part One'.
It is likely however, that TTA will no longer run face-to-face workshops in 2018
I would welcome any additional workshop requests as well as non-Sydney suggestions of where to offer them.