Returning from Thailand amidst Covid-19

Returning from Thailand amidst Covid-19

Wow! So much has happened since a week ago when I was getting ready to set off on my glorious girls trip to Thailand. There was a bit of buzz about “Coronavirus” when we left, but at that stage we thought it was no worse than the “flu”. Still,...
Goal setting for 2020!

Goal setting for 2020!

Welcome back and welcome to a whole new decade! I’ve been a bit slow off the mark, enjoying school holidays far too much but I am slowing getting back into the swing of it ready for an epic year! The start of a new year always seems to bring new hope and dreams...
What Admin REALLY Want from a Casual Supply Teacher

What Admin REALLY Want from a Casual Supply Teacher

It can be tough getting noticed by an executive of a school. Everyone tells you; you need to speak to the Principal, Deputy or the person in charge of HR.  This can be tough when often they are so busy and especially when the admin staff can be staunch gatekeepers....
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...

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...