What teachers REALLY want from supply teachers

What teachers REALLY want from supply teachers

I recently interviewed over 100 teachers and some administrative staff to find out what they love and loathe about replacement teachers and boy were the results interesting! Being a substitute, relief, supply or casual teacher can be a tough and competitive gig. Many...

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Engaging activities the students love

Engaging activities the students love

Sometimes when teaching, especially as a supply, substitute or relief teacher, you will get moments when lessons don't go to plan or finish sooner than anticipated, technology fails you, photocopies and resources go missing and you are needing to fill in some time on...

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Returning to Supply Teaching after kids

Returning to Supply Teaching after kids

So, you’ve had a kid or two or three (or more if you are crazy! 😉) and you are now ready to do some supply or substitute teaching on the side? Supply teaching can be the perfect gig whilst raising children. You get all the joy of teaching without any of the...

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The email that floored me

The email that floored me

I received this email last week and it completely floored me. I have become used to people sending quick lines of thanks but am still always so surprised and humbled that people would take the time to let me know that they appreciate what I do. But when I got this...

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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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Absolute Must-Haves for Supply Teaching

Absolute Must-Haves for Supply Teaching

 ppic  Whether you are just starting out, returning back to work or a seasoned Supply Teacher it is important to be prepared for the many unknowns that can be thrown your way. Here are your absolute must-haves to ensure you have the most successful day possible....

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“Teacher” by Gabbie Stroud- The traumatic truth

“Teacher” by Gabbie Stroud- The traumatic truth

I think there are a lot of teachers out there that would like to shake the hand of Gabbie Stroud. She is the author of the new book “Teacher- One woman’s struggle to keep the heart in teaching” that has quickly shot to become one of the Top 10 books in Australia. I...

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I have a big announcement…

I have a big announcement…

So, at the beginning of the year, I found out something that rocked my 2018. A few days into the new year, when you are supposed to be making resolutions to get fit, cut down on booze and make plans to change the world, I was trying to get my head around the...

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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 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 their career...

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And that’s a wrap! Reflections and resolutions.

And that’s a wrap! Reflections and resolutions.

As 2017 draws to a close I am reflecting on the year that was. This year has been MASSIVE for me. In 2016, when I had a nearly 2 ½ year old and 4 month old, I got this grand idea to create a resource to ease the stress of relief teachers and give them more confidence...

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