Homeschooling: Tips to get started

Homeschooling: Tips to get started

How do you know if homeschooling is right for your family? How can you help your child to have fun and learn at the same time? If you’re considering homeschooling, here are some helpful tips to get you started. When should I start homeschooling my child? Perhaps your...

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Helpful (and FREE) websites for the classroom

Helpful (and FREE) websites for the classroom

Here are some handy websites to use in the classroom that are free and need NO subscriptions. All Subjects ABC Ya- https://www.abcya.com    Interactive games for letters, numbers, skills and strategy BBC Bitesize- https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize   Videos, quizzes,...

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The Importance of Crossing the Midline for Children

The Importance of Crossing the Midline for Children

Crossing the midline is when you move your legs and arms across the the imaginary line down the middle of your body. 🦵|🖐  This skill is important in learning how to use both sides of your body together in smooth, controlled movement.  It promotes coordination and...

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Simple steps to make your supply teaching day run smoothly

Simple steps to make your supply teaching day run smoothly

1. Arrive early to orientate yourself with the school, classroom and daily plan. 2. If there is a plan, try your best to stick to it and mark the work you feel confident to mark by the end of the day (assessment etc can be a bit trickier). Make sure you mark any work...

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Why I Don’t Want to be a Full-Time Teacher

Why I Don’t Want to be a Full-Time Teacher

I’ve seen a lot of posts on social media about teachers setting up new classrooms and showing off their creative flair and dedication to their profession. This time of year is a hard time for those teachers wanting their own class, especially new graduates keen to get...

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Top 10 Fiction Books for Supply Teachers

Top 10 Fiction Books for Supply Teachers

An engaging reading book is often a saviour when you have a few minutes to kill, or a whole lesson to fill. Even if you only have a couple of these in your supply bag, you will be thankful. Here are my all time favourite books for when I am Supply teaching. My list...

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Casual Teachers, Just Glorified Babysitters???

Casual Teachers, Just Glorified Babysitters???

Glorified babysitter, huh?? We’ve all heard it as an educator, but no one hears it more than casual teachers. We bear the brunt of that remark and to be honest, some days, when the class is so well behaved and the teacher has got everything planned to a tee, then...

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You’re not a real teacher

You’re not a real teacher

When I explained to a 6 year old my role as a relief teacher, he asked me if I was “bored” doing that. I chuckled and told him, quite the opposite. “Supply Teacher” often brings a negative stigma amongst students, staff, and even family members. Often we are asked...

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