Well, I am a bit late with the May update but I guess that is ok. It has started to cool down here in Brisbane and the Autumn weather is wonderful to write in! I have been working on my Teaching Multimodal Texts book and really happy with how it is coming along. I am trying to make it as practical as possible, as well as draw on important research for quality and evidence-based practice. I have continued to work with schools and teachers and it is such a joy to see the children engage in amazing work for their assessment. My book on Developing Literacy and the Arts in Schools will be completed soon (it is currently with the production team in Chennai)! This book also complements the work I do in the area of multimodality as I truly believe the arts have a lot to offer in terms of creating multimodal texts. Knowledge about sound, image and gesture is really important in today's world. So too, is an understanding of the spaces in which we work. Anyhow I hope all is going well with term 2 for you. Chat soon!