Relief Teaching Lesson Ideas

I was relief teaching with a group of year 6 & 7 students and I had 2 hours to teach them how to find the discount price of an item ...
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So you think your day is tough. Go through the battle with this buffalo calf. Better still, grab this FREE killer lesson plan and use it in your next relief ...
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Following on from this site's MOST POPULAR POST. Shopping catalogues are fabulous resources for relief teachers because they are free, easily available and provide inspiration for a range of ...
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Effective Behaviour Management is often the result of effective teaching strategies. Let's face it - Kids are more likely to play up if the classroom environment isn't meeting their needs. Learn ...
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Ice breakers are great activities to build rapport quickly. They usually involve a lot of interaction. When relief teaching, this interaction is vital to get your new class operating. Give ...
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We all know crosswords are great language activities. But they are painful and time-consuming to make. Now you can let me do the work for you. Problem Solved. ...
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There are some strategies that support cooperative learning. If you are new to this game, take baby steps first.

Some teachers (not just relief teachers) mistake group work with cooperative learning ...
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Just before the bell is due to go give all children two tickets. Before the students leave the room they must hand over two tickets, on which they have recorded ...
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This is a speed template for number facts. Students complete self timed number facts progressing from an easy 5 seconds per sum to a blistering 1 seconds per sum. The ...
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What can you do with a shopping catalogue? Answer: Anything. Keep a couple of new catalogues in your bag of tricks. Here are 30 quick, easy and great learning activities ...
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I'm sorry to admit that our systems may have lost touch when it comes to inspiring students. Our system doesn't want inspired students. They want "auto-bots" who pass tests, exams and generate ...
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A thousand years ago (well it feels like that)  learning centres were all the rage in schools and then like all things education, the pendulum swung away from this classroom approach. We ...
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This is a beauty and a real challenge. Students can work individually or in pairs. Working in pairs makes it easier to construct and share paper. The aim is to ...
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Learning activities and learning centres were all the rage during the 80s. Like all things education, they lost favour. We went overboard and removed the game aspect of learning activities and baby went out ...
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Mapping Australia is one of those important yet seldom taught skills in the primary and secondary curriculum. It is a sad state of affairs that a lot of Australian students ...
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I was doing a relief teaching stint working with a year 7 class yesterday and my timing must have been a bit out because I had about 15 minutes left ...
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This is a lesson plan for kids in middle to upper grades. It allows a student to explore Linear Art. This creates a hyperbole for secondary school math students but ...
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This is great challenge for upper school students. The goal is to construct the 3D shape in the picture.  Each student will need 5 x A4 sheets of light card and ...
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Like most relief teachers, I love mental math activities as an activity that engages the whole class. I am amazed at how kids, even the kids for whom learning is ...
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When relief teaching, there are times when you would like to see your class working together as a team. Ice breakers are great for doing just that. They are tremendous ...
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We all know there are hundreds of spelling demons. Teaching them is a challenge. Having students learn them is even harder. You know these spelling demons. In fact, you may well be stuck ...
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 Relief teaching is a great opportunity to focus on the basics, like punctuation. I suggest concentrating on literacy and numeracy in your relief teaching gigs. Teaching punctuation is a perfect ...
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You might start with all the best intentions at your relief teaching gig but if your teaching resources falter, so do you. So what resources guarantee success? Well, nothing guarantees ...
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Eating Poetry - Wild Teaching Strategies Teaching strategies that kids love. How delicious! Kids really love poetry especially when it is by one of the greatest of all story tellers, ...
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Teaching Strategies - Peanut Butter V Steak Powerful teaching strategies are like peanut butter, whether you are teaching or relief teaching. Don't get me wrong. I love peanut butter. Crunchy is my favourite but I also ...
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Teaching Strategies - Start of the Year The hardest part of relief teaching is to decide what teaching strategies to employ and what teaching resources to use. These booklets are perfect ...
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Teaching strategies and reading used to be a match made in relief teaching heaven. Kids would have their own text and the relief teacher used a variety of teaching strategies ...
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This is a great worksheet (even if I do say so myself). It is based on a word search grid. The only difference is, to find which words are in ...
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This is a great lesson to help kids master the intricacies of construction. It is manual rather than an academic activity so it caters for all learners. This is great ...
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