Your most valuable teaching tool – what do you do when you feel it slipping away?
Kylie is a primary school teacher who started out in 2014. Coming from a theatre background, she made the jump over to teaching and hasn’t looked back!
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.
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.
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…
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.
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!
By Anonymous One of our regular readers asked for me to share this story anonymously. After 3 years teaching and a lot of recent soul-searching, they have decided to leave their school, and here are their reasons why.