• Teaching Tips

    5 handy dandy relief teaching tips

    Special request blog created by an amazing teacher from the perspective of being a relief teacher!   Being a relief teacher is hard, we commend anyone who does it. It’s a tough gig, but it can also be lots of fun! I (Georgia) spent the majority of Term 4 of 2017 as a relief teacher. I moved around A LOT throughout the school, sometimes through many different year levels in the one day. I found this to be very exciting as I could get a taste for all the different year levels, working out which ones I liked best haha. But I also found it extremely difficult as I had…

  • Start of the Year

    Shop till you drop! – Shopping for your classroom.

     Hello Everyone! I hope you have all had an amazing holiday and a very Merry Christmas! With the New Year just around the corner we don’t know about all of you out there… but I have been going absolutely crazy with these boxing day sales, grabbing everything we may need for our new classrooms.   Here are some things you DEFINITELY need in the classroom, some might surprise you!   – Stickers and Stamps: You can never ever have enough stickers and stamps! Whether it is used for merit awards, positive behaviour acknowledgement or marking books. Stickers are a must in any teachers classroom. Check out Officeworks for some cute,…

  • Holiday Fever

    Happy Holidays!

    Hello Teachers,   We’ve done it! The end of the year is upon us and as we say our goodbyes to our classes for the year, it gives us a good chance to reflect on the things we’ve done throughout it. I know when I look back and reflect upon my year I have just had, I look at all the wonderful pieces of work my students have done and all they have achieved. I am so very proud of all of my students and am sad to see them go, however really excited for everything that is to come next year!   A note from Georgia, We’ve done it,…

  • Holiday Fever

    Top 5 ways Teachers can relax this summer.

    In only three days, here in Australia both students and teachers alike start summer holidays. It is a busy time of year, with Christmas and New Years just around the corner, there’s no doubt that the summer holidays are going to have you running around (not unlike most of the year!) with little time to stop. Here’s a list of five things you should do to get some YOU time into your school holidays. 1. Read, read, read.  Reading for us is just about the most relaxing thing we could do. We tell our students about the benefits of reading and it’s true! Reading can take you into many different…

  • First Year Teachers!,  Start of the Year

    Hey! Welcome to my blog!

    Hello teacher bloggers, fellow teachers and parents! Oh for the love of teaching! As teachers I’m sure that at some point we have all thought “Oh for Pete’s sake” or “Oh for the love of all that is holy!” because something in your day has gone completely wrong or the students in your class are driving you bonkers! As a new educators, my friend Georgia and I have both experienced many moments where were have felt these sayings are quite necessary… SO I decided to create my own little survival guide with Georgia’s help, full of resources and blog posts to help us all get through those tough days… where…