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Relief Matters - June 2016

You may have noticed lots of new things happening to reliefteaching.com. The change to this magazine style newsletter is a big one. The upgrade to a new site structure is another. No longer will the newsletter be emailed out. I will let you know when a new Relief Matters comes on line. Members can visit the Membership Lounge any time. I hope you find Relief Matters useful, informative and enjoyable. Let me know what you think about the changes. Bob



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Teaching Tip


Preface all your instructions with "Thanks" and anticipate compliance. For example, "Thanks for putting your comic away, Mary" - then keep moving. Students are less likely to argue to a back and are more likely to comply if you don't actually ask. Consider the reaction to the alternative interaction. "Mary! Put that comic away. You know you are not supposed to have them in class."

In the Members' Lounge

FREE RESOURCES available from the Member's Lounge.

Are you unsure whether you should PIN it or not?

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Don't forget to check out our Pinterest Page.

Beethoven was an amazing man.

This is his life through his eye.

His quotes and perceptions are an amazing insight into the life of a genius.

Well worth a read - and FREE to RT2 and RT3 members.

Need a quick 30 minute lesson? THIS IS IT.

Everything is done for you. Work the students through the lesson on quotation marks.

Does the punctuation go inside or outside the quotation marks?

This video lesson will show your students exactly how to use quotation marks.

Turn on the projector and open this MP4 video presentation. That's it. The video is self timed and the exercises are self correcting.

Sick of losing your stationery to students. Try this ...

Teaching Tip


Body language is important when dealing with student behaviour particularly misbehaviour. Posturing to create authority seldom does more than create aggression in both parties. Stand to the side with you hands loose and unclenched. Lower your tone to normal volume and breathe slowly. Reduce the tension before (NOT AFTER) dealing with a hostile student. 


In the Executive Suite this month

FREE RESOURCES available from the Executive Suite

My Scramble Crossword Maker

What a fabulous little tool. Type in any word and automatically generate a scrambled word clues, missing letter clues or missing part clues.

My Scramble Crossword Maker is great way to build graphophonic skills. It is FREE to all RT3 Members.


Leadership is much more than just giving orders.

This ebook is for everyone who wants to get in front.

You need leadership skills whether you are working with your class or working with a group of professionals.

Leading a winning team is the all classroom teachers who want to make a difference - and FREE to all RT3 Members.

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