Hi, I am a new high school photography teacher. I have not been\nformally trained in either photography or the art of teaching\nphotography. I am currently in the process in trying to rewrite the\nphotography course. At the school I am in photography is not\nprioritised very highly and so students are only given one semester at\nyear nine (they are 15 years old, for non australian people).\n\nI am not exactly sure what I am doing and so I would be greatly\nappreciative of anyone who can direct me to any good teaching\nreasources or any details of successful lessons, units.\n\nThe photography course I inherited is rather disorganised. It starts\noff with pin hole cameras and a small section about photo history,\nthen camera and darkroom basics, after that the current philosophy is\nto let the students go after that to build up a folio and deal with\nstudents individually. This is not very successful because I end up\nspending heaps of time with struggling students and successful\nphotographers get left up to their own devices.