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My Top Tips for starting out as Relief or Substitute Teachers

My Top Tips for starting out as Relief or Substitute Teachers

It can be hard when you are starting as a relief or substitute teacher.
Relief Teaching is a great way to get back into the classroom.
But what do you need?
What do you do?
What are the things that get in your way?
Well, here are some tips that I have collected over the years.

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Brain Breaks, Warm ups and Bellringers- Free websites to explore

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Brain Breaks, Warm ups and Bellringers- Free websites to explore

STRATEGIES TO HELP SUPPORT CREATIVE THINKING AND WORKING MATHEMATICALLY One of the greatest parts about children growing up is their ability to start reasoning. Students enjoy the challenge of being able to think laterally and outside of the box.  They will all have different ways of arriving at their answer and explaining how they got there, but these activities are just not fun...they are instrumental in developing mathematical language and reasoning skills. Kids love logic puzzles, and it is  a great way to start every day and keep them engaged.  Below are some activities I have created and used timelessly...

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Getting organised for the New Year

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Getting organised for the New Year

Easy Links- Wonderful Websites for very busy teachers This book will save you hours of searching for great websites and downloads to support your teaching and building up your resource library. It is estimated that teachers on average spend $2000 a year on buying resource books and materials. Let this small investment help to save you money and build up your resources at the same time. This ebook is full of great attention getters, and a behaviour management booklet. Other bundles and booklets are available in my store to support you with the rigors of day to day teaching. Teacher Planning...

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Helping disorganised students to become more organised

Helping disorganised students to become more organised

There are always a couple students each year who really struggle to stay organised. Maybe you notice this characteristic in your own children. Messy desks and work areas, can’t locate things, have difficulty getting organised for class, often don't have the tools they need for the day or forget homework, are unaware of deadlines, have trouble prioritising or planning to complete activities, and perhaps this causes them to be unfocused. Here are a few tips to help support these students and relieve them of the stresses around becoming organised. It can be a frustration for child, parents and teacher, and...

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A letter to New Teachers.

A letter to New Teachers.

Welcome to the amazing new world of teaching....you have worked hard to get to this point, and now you get to put everything you have learned into practice. I hope you are prepared for the emotional journey, (and guaranteed, it most likely will be one)....here are some things that might help you along during your first year (or maybe first few years). You will find yourself in working to deadlines, meeting expectations from a number of different sources, and then there are the students themselves. When I began teaching (way back in 1972) I was not prepared for the demands...

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