What would you like to tell your class teacher?

relief teaching questionWhen relief teaching, class teachers can either make your day easy or more difficult. What has your class teacher done to make your relief teaching day more difficult? What has your class teacher done to make your relief teaching day easier? What message would you like to send to your class teacher when you are relief teaching in the class?

If you are a teacher, what message would you like to give to your relief teacher?

 

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Al

hi again Bob,
Your site is growing at a fair`ol rate mate!So it should……….even after years teaching on all continents ,retiring and now returning to RELIEF for the interest and some pocket money I find some useful/interesting ideas on it.
RE the What would you like to say to your classrom teacher(I also think it should be admin as well)
I have found since returning in Feb.2012 that for the most part you have to have fend for yourself and take intitiatives once you arrive in a school /class.
So I have compiled a list of things I personally found LACKING by admin and /class teachers and intend to bring to the attention of schools I visit.(
in the right spirit of course)
(One deputy said to me` you relief teachers don`t get a lot of assistance from us do ya mate`!So hopefully this LIST MAY HELP THEM HELP RELIEF TEACHERS!!!!!
not in order of priority.
TO ASSIST RELIEF TEACHERS………………………….
please leave a note to include the folowing
1)A welcome(STATEMENTas i am a guest in your school)
2)your INTERACTIVE WHITEBOARD PASSWORD
3)your photocopying machiine number or password
4)your fluro slip on DUTY jacket readily available
5)YOUR DUTY FOR THE DAY and the area plus any first aid kits plus
duty notes.
6)DOTT if any plus the class you will be taking, in lieu ,of plus any notes about the class (lessons etc.)If known or allocated by admin(I FIND SOMETIMES I`M DROPPED IN A CLASS NO NOTES NO NOTHING and told only a few minutes before the grade and where the class is located.
.7)A class timetable (readily avaliable including bell /siren times
8)Names of E.A`S,Students,parents helpers etc
9)Names of special needs children.autism,allergies( any health issue,)l,ability plus those who can readily assist me in class! AND those who may have behavioural issues!
10)name/class teacher to ask for help if neceassry.
11)Details of work with notes that you feel MUST be covered (TESTS/PROJECTS etc OR i`ll bring in work tried and tested for you age level.
12)QUICK NOTES on behaviour management( Name on BLACKBOARD……… OOPS WHITEBOARD(I remember those) buddy class room!
13)notes on procedure for letting children go with parents,monies to the office,and the roll call to be left readily available.
14)Any special events…………… assembly,cultural days.
15)FINALLY A MAP OF THE SCHOOL!
OK Bob I`ve realed these off the top of my head.
Depending on the school and class I have found I get in AT 7:15 an 8:45 SIREN BLOW AND MEETING KIDS/TEACHERS/SIGNING IN /LOCATING STAFF ROOM /TOILETS. ETC.I need that amount of time if not more.
Life would be a lot easier and the day go well for the RELIEF TEACHER if these were ALL readily available instead of me chasing around to set these up!
The hardest part for me is setting up my laptop (lessons)to the inetreactive whiteboard.
Any other comments would be appreciated so I CAN finalise a list to present to the SCHOOLS i go to for maybe staff meeting agenda so as to improve the conditions of the RELIEF TEACHER.
AND IN RETURN FOR ALL THIS” IPROMISE I WILL GIVE YOUR CLASS A VALUE ADDED /INTERESTING AND FULFILLING DAY ”
Hope this may help others…………………………..
Best Wishes
AL
(OFF TO YOUR PART OF THE WORLD (EAST AT LEAST) TO CATCH UP WITH FAMILY ……………….

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