Killer Relief Teaching Hacks  

Teaching Hacks to Engage Students and

Keep Yourself From Going Nuts

What are Relief Teaching Hacks

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RELIEF TEACHING IS DIFFERENT

Relief teaching is different. A lot of teaching hacks relate to procedures for the full time classroom. But relief teaching hacks are about relief teaching. 

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RELIEF TEACHING HACKS INVOLVE DIFFERENT PROCEDURES

The procedures that relief teaching requires are different. Relationship building is equally important for all teachers. Relief teachers have to develop relationship quickly and for the short term.

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RELIEF TEACHING IS EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT. 

Students receive an average of 14.8% of their schooling from casual and relief teachers. Which makes relief teaching a significant component of student's schooling. Relief teaching hacks give the relief teaching classroom relevance.

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STUDENTS OFTEN MISBEHAVE FOR RELIEF TEACHERS

Unfortunately, students see relief teachers as baby sitters. Also unfortunately, some relief teachers act as baby sitters. Relief teaching hacks demonstrate to students that you care enough to improve their day.

What Relief Teaching Hacks  ARE NOT!  

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RELIEF TEACHING HACKS ARE NOT EXCUSES

Relief teaching hacks are not meant to be applied as a "baby-sitting approach". You are in the wrong place, if you are a relief teacher who is in a classroom to baby sit a class.

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RELIEF TEACHING HACKS ARE NOT TO BE USED IN ISOLATION

Learning is the most important aspect of the relief teaching classroom. Consequently, relief teaching hacks are designed to improve the opportunity for learning to be the focus.

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RELIEF TEACHING HACKS ARE NOT SET IN CEMENT

These relief teaching hacks are contextualised to your specific situation. They are made to ve changed and adapted to your classroom and your students.

Relief Teaching Hacks You Can't Live Without

Building Relationship

Relief Teachers have to build a relationship quickly. Try this video with a tally sheet. Quick, fun, fast paced and has a math focus. 

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Cover Your Sheets

Printing worksheets is often difficult for relief teachers. Protect your worksheets with clip seal plastic bags. Students can use non permanent markers for writing. Simple wipe clean with damp paper towels.

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Mindfulness Activities

There are many mindfulness activities to engage students such as simple mindful listening.

Have students close their eyes and listen carefully for all the things around them. Then share what they heard and listen again a second time to see if they can hear things others said or tune into other things they may not have heard the first time. 

(Thank you Emily Speed)​

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Calming Activities

This is a great calming activity for all students.

Have students spread their hands with fingers spread apart. With their index finger on the other hand start at the base of the thumb and trace the hand. Have students breath in as they go up a finger and out as you go down.

This works really well to calm students when they were upset also. 

(Another courtesy of Emily Speed)​

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31 WAYS TO USE SHOPPING CATALOGUES.

Shopping Catalogues are completely free and one of the best resources for math activities.

This Relief Teaching Hack costs nothing to develop but will keep students engaged and learning.

This activity can be used for a range of classrooms and student abilities.

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TALK LESS

Talking is what teachers do best. The truth is talking does not always equate to listening. I am absolutely certain you have been in a situation when someone goes on and on and on and on. They think they are getting a message across.

In fact, the opposite is true.

People who "over-talk" seldom get any message through. After a few minutes of listening, attention is likely to wander. Even adults have trouble paying attention to "over talkers"

Talking is our craft. It is the hammer in our teaching tool chest. For most teacher, their voice is the most used and mis-used tool in the repertoire.

A hammer can place a nail perfectly or it can crush a thumb.

Your voice is the same. It can bring about the most exciting learning environment or suck enthusiasm completely out of a class.

Over-talking is the common cause of students turning off and not listening.

You know when you have been over talking, because when you stop everyone suddenly pays attention.

Have you ever left the range hood on over the stove? It drones mercilessly while you are cooking. As soon as you it stops, you get this energised sense of peace.

If you are over talking there is almost no chance that active listening skills are being used. Students will be in tolerance mode. When you stop, students will sit up and move into active listening mode.

The message is simple. Stop talking more often.

There are a lot of teachers who like to micro manage. That is, give instructions for every little activity occurring in your classroom.

That's where talking become intrusive, listening becomes less active. In fact, listening to teachers who micro manage is almost painful, especially for students.

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Crisis Management

Every teacher on this planet knows that managing classroom conflict is a daily event.

But when relief teaching, a classroom conflict can become a CLASSROOM CRISIS in the blink of an eye. If you don't know how to manage a classroom crisis you are in POTENTIAL CAREER ENDING position.

This is full of relief teaching hacks to manage, control and pre-empt classroom crises.​

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