Transitioning from full-time work to supply has been a fantastic experience. Here is what I have learnt to make this new work enjoyable!
I am currently teaching on contract with Education Queensland, not permanent, which makes maternity leave a stressful situation. Here is what you can do to make sure you can access the paid maternity leave through Ed QLD, even if you're not permanent.
Seating plans - the bane of many teachers' existence. It can seem like no matter what you do, there are still disruptions and issues caused by where the students are sitting. I did some research into the research, and give you some ideas for your own class. Short Read: What is the 'best' seating arrangement? … Continue reading The Best Seating Arrangement for Your Class
If you teach teenagers, you know how much easier the job is when your class is on side. If they have your back, and know you have theirs, classroom interactions become less about behaviour management and more about learning. They also become more enjoyable for everyone involved. It can be difficult in the secondary school … Continue reading 3 Top Tips To Get Your Class On Side
Writing lines is an age-old consequence for poor behaviour. Math teacher Ian Clapham was tired of using simple, non-expressive sentences, and has devised a list of alternative lines that he likes to use when students are reflecting on their poor choices. You would be hard pressed to find a teacher that has never set line-writing … Continue reading Writing Lines – 8 Alternatives to the Traditional Sentences