Amazing resource to have! I’ve spent hundreds on resources that I lugged around in an actual TROLLEY (the pull kind) for my first few days, then down-graded to a tub that just caused me pain to carry.
TFAD has such brilliant no-prep ideas that I can show up with my usual handbag and be ready to go, and am now super flexible with all these great ideas in my head! It’s made me much more confident in my own teaching, as well, even if there is work left for the day.Rebecca
I feel more confident knowing it’s there so I believe it was a good investment. All subject areas are covered. I like that most activities are little to no preparation and it’s not so full of activities that it is overwhelming.Erin
I needed some ideas for a drama/music activities which I grabbed straight from the book. I love that it’s convenient to carry just one resource. It’s a nice book to read – colourful, bright and simple to follow. I’d absolutely recommend it to others.Emily
I am new to teaching and wanted to be as prepared as I could be. I’ve found it has great resource ideas as well as tips. I have to say I love the room to add my own notes!AJ , New Teacher
This book is easy to read and has fantastic lessons… best of all no prep!!! I love the endless amount of ideas and resources. It is very well organised, very easy to read, bright and colourful! I recommend it to others!Richelle EC, Primary and University Teacher
I found I am less stressed if I end up in a school where a plan isn’t left. I love how the book is split into sections and it is easy to find the subject area you want. It saves planning time, has all you need in one book and I like that it is created by another CRT.Elysha
It made it a lot easier going into classes where there was no work left, also when you have some time to kill it is great to pull up a short activity. It is easy to use, there is a huge variety of different activities catered for different learning styles and the activities are ones the students actually enjoy.Rebecca
I like the way the book is divided into different subjects and then again by lower or upper primary. Usually a plan is left, but I use the book for fast finishers and for game ideas. Also the diary and organiser are great! I like the pictures that go with the games and also the pictures that go with art. It makes them easier to understand.Melissa
I like the activities at your fingertips that don’t require photocopying. Activities in sections are flexible and can be used with a variety of classes with various learning needs. I like how it is broken up into a variety of levels lower/Middle/upper and how activities are relevant to kids when you know little about them & learning abilities. The colour coded sections of activities is also great.Joel- 10+ years experience
I have more confidence with different year levels. There are activities for each level so that I am engaging them with age-appropriate lessons. It makes it quick to find activities in the morning when I arrive if no plan is left. It is simple with not many extra resources needed. With engaging and fun lessons, I would definitely recommend for relief teachers.Rachel
It has made me feel more confident in accepting last-minute relief jobs. I like how it is split up into sections, has an example of how a day in each year level is and the games you can play when you have a spare minute.Brooke
I really needed some confidence to walk into a classroom if no work was set and I am really happy with the book so far especially the flexibility of the lesson ideas.
I love the quick activities, the extension activities & that it covers from prep to year 6.Karen
Fantastic! Best resource I own! Gives me a starting point when nothing is left behind and has given me the confidence to try new and different activities and lessons that are in the book. Already have recommended it to other teachers.Nathaniel , New graduate
As soon as I saw the sample pages I had to have it! I used to spend a fortune photocopying worksheets to take each day. Now I don’t have to. I don’t know how I managed before buying this fantastic resource! There are so many ideas for all stages and the students are engaged. I would absolutely recommend it to others!Nicky
It has earned back its money as I have used it every relief day this year. It has saved me in times of need during music lessons, fitness and general activities.
I found I don’t need to pack as many resources as they are bound together all in one place. My favourite feature is the reflection plan. The examples remind me to find a positive in every day. I also stamp the PAID section once I have received my pay.It helps me keep track and reflect on my teaching. I would definitely recommend the book for relief teachers as a necessity in your bag of tricks.Ceri
It is easy to document where you have worked, professional development classes you have attended and money you have spent on resources.Emily
That I felt more prepared doing supply work. It comes with great activities, fast finisher ideas and behaviour management suggestions. If ever there is no supply work left by the class teacher, I feel prepared having this book at my fingertips. Thank you for providing such a great, accessible and comprehensive resource for Supply Teachers!Dimitra
Just wanted to say again what a fantastic resource your books are. I use them daily and would be lost without them.Dominique
Felt much more confident going into a new classroom. I love everything about this book. It takes the stress away and is clear to understand. It is an awesome resource.Rita
I saw the variety of ideas and thought they were so beautifully organised. It was a book with everything I needed in one place. My favourite feature is the layout of all of the activities. I love that it is user friendly, engaging and has variety.Meghan- New Treacher
So many ideas!
Made me confident in having a day of work if nothing has been left. Love the layout of the book, simple and easy to follow but also really attractive and with pictures of activities such as art.
Thank you so much Kelly, exactly what I needed
I wanted a little bit of reassurance for the days when no planning is left. I think the book is comprehensive and has enough to keep me going for the moment. I love the simple art ideas and the book often jogs my memory when I’m under the pump. I like how it is divided into sections and colour coded!
It’s handy, useful and thorough.
I love having one resource that covers all subject areas with great ideas needing very little preparation to implement. I love having access to the ebook too. It has given me confidence- never stuck for an idea now.
If put on the spot and needing some time fillers it’s quick and easy to implement an activity from the book and they are engaging activities that the students enjoy. I love that the activities are with little or no photocopying and preparation to implement in class.
Thank you for creating an easy to use resource that can be used in any school, with any level, that is engaging and has worthwhile activities that can be used for 1 day or continued over a couple of days.Nicolle (Experienced Teacher)
Honestly it’s a fantastic resource. I’ve actually spent over hundreds on getting resources ready and other pre-made ones, and this is the only one that I can actually rely on, it’s permanently in my schoolbag. Honestly you’re a lifesaver and a legend!Shonnie
I have more confidence in having a back up if my day gets totally changed last minute.I love the ease of navigation, especially the colour coding.I would recommend this book for the fantastic ideas you can not only use as a Casual but as a Full Time Teacher, that are rich and engaging.Alice
I have a copy of this for my classroom. I leave it with my CRT folder incase the person covering me needs some ideas. I love it. It is full of great ideas for a range of kids and length of time. So good! Thanks so much for creating a fantastic resource.Tara
I find students are engaged in the activities. It is easy to read and I like that it is separated by upper and lower primary. I would recommend this book as it takes the stress out of CRT work! You will always have work ready to go with little to no prep.Monique
This book is easy to read and has fantastic lessons… best of all no prep!!!I love the endless amount of ideas and resources. It is very well organised, very easy to read, bright and colourful! I recommend it to others!Cara Hempenstall , Teacher and teacher aide
I like the way the book is divided into different subjects and then again by lower or upper primary. Usually a plan is left, but I use the book for fast finishers and for game ideas. Also the diary and organiser are great! I like the pictures that go with the games and also the pictures that go with art. It makes them easier to understand.
I have activities at my fingertips and I don’t have to stress about not having any/many resourcesHeather , New Teacher
I love the range of activities, the flexibility of having a handbook with lots of ideas that you can change to suit the class and school. It is easy to use, great to have it as an ebook too and the activities are awesome!Shell- Experienced Teacher
Even if I walk into a subject outside of my specialisms and no lesson has been left I know I have something I can quickly pull out and keep the students engaged. It is cheap to purchase and very useful. I definitely recommend this book.Tori- High School Teacher
It has a great collection of ideas to use and find quickly. Definitely helps for those times when activities are boring or students finish early. It is comforting knowing I have a backup plan if nothing is left or I need to find a new game to play. I love the pictures to match some of the activities and the easy art activities and how activities are broken up into lower and upper primary with activities that need minimal prep/resources.Jessica- New Teacher
A single go-to resource, lots of ideas that with my own experience I can get through my days, a resource that I ponder before a work day and come up with other ideas, so a brainstorming tool.Alison
The constant testimonials on Facebook pages stating how good it is convinced me to buy it!
Things I love about it
1) Reminders about behaviour management and appropriate strategies
2) A list of resources
3) Ideas for activities.
Favourite part about it are the games – I just have no idea where to start and this gives me the basics.Sarah
I needed something that I can easily take with me and if had great simple ideas. The lesson ideas for each stage. It is easy to carry, easy to navigate and has great ideas!Abby