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...
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...
Absolute Must-Haves for Supply Teaching

Absolute Must-Haves for Supply Teaching

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.   What...
Feel Like a Phoney? 4 Steps to Cure the Supply Day Jitters

Feel Like a Phoney? 4 Steps to Cure the Supply Day Jitters

Are you nervous about getting the call up? The longer it takes to get your first day teaching, the more nervous and anxious you get about it. You start wondering if you will know what to do, how and what to teach. You feel like a phoney and that everyone will know how...
Building Mental Resilience for Teachers

Building Mental Resilience for Teachers

Photo by NeONBRAND on Unsplash   Teaching can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it is also a profession with one of the highest rates of stress. The act of teaching hasn’t really changed that much, but the pressures put on teachers by...
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...