My Three Pre-service Teachers

As educators, I believe it is so important to not get stuck in a pedagogy rut. This year I did something I've wanted to do for a couple of years - host a pre-service (or student) teacher.

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Maternity Leave with Ed QLD

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.

Dealing With Morning Sickness While Teaching

Every teacher knows the struggles of being at school while feeling sick. Kudos to those ladies who have survived through the seemingly endless torment of morning sickness! Here is how I've dealt with mine. My morning sickness hasn't been terribly horrific, thankfully! I have yet to actually throw up, but instead I get prolonged almost-going-to-throw-up …

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How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor

Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more! It's surprisingly difficult to be helpful to someone when you've never done anything like this before. I certainly stumbled through …

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