We are thrilled to announce Rebecca West is joining the Amba Press list to publish her first book, Talkin’ Chalk: 10 Tips for Beginning Teachers in May 2023.
Rebecca is Australia’s Global Teacher Prize top 10 finalist, 2021 CommBank Teaching Award recipient, and is an innovative Deputy Principal with previous experience as a Class Teacher, Assistant Principal, Deputy Principal, and as relieving Principal.
Rebecca is a proud public educator, lifelong learner, and dedicated leader. A strong advocate for inclusive education, future focused learning and positive change. She is dedicated to facilitating quality professional learning for educators and leaders and is well known for her YouTube channels, ‘Talkin’ Chalk’ and 'Clever Pickles’, and the podcast, the Teacher Takeaway Podcast.
This book will take the fear and angst out of every new teacher by instilling them with confidence, knowledge and understanding. Rebecca West, shares her top tips and experiences from two decades of teaching.
This book offers real advice about how to set up your classroom, plan, monitor your workload, build relationships, reflect on practice and more.
Full of tips and templates which have all been used by Rebecca West in real school situations, this book is practical and indispensable. Talkin’ Chalk will become a pre-requisite to teaching your first class.
“I wanted to a write a book that I would give my own first year teachers. Something they could easily carry around in their bag and sneak a chapter as needed” explains Rebecca West.
We can't wait to get this book into the hands of Australian teachers.
Publishing 17th May 2023.
Pre-orders via the Press available now here