Did you know that teachers can get special discounts from goods and services that no other profession has access to? Some companies make it well known, while others don’t shout it from the roof tops. Do you need to be part of a secret club and know the secret nod and hand shake to find out about these? Maybe. But we’ve trawled the web and teacher Facebook groups to help pull as many known discounts together in one handy list for you, so you don’t have to.
If you love a good discount, keep reading!
No equipment, no problem!
We all know that sinking feeling when you realise you can’t find the PE shed key, or someone has “borrowed” all the footballs. Here are a few ideas for when you’ve got a class ready for PE and absolutely no equipment.
To mark or not to mark? That is the question, because marking is one of those things that is always questionable as a relief teacher. Below are my top tips for marking as a relief teacher.
Being seated for long periods of time has some major drawbacks for kids. Not only does it make it tough for them to get enough physical activity in the day, but it also makes it harder to pay attention and learn. For children to learn, they need to be able to pay attention. In order to pay attention, we need to let them move. Movement does “turn on” the brain. If you’re a teacher, consider incorporating Brain Breaks into the day.
The first time I heard about Seesaw was the first day of term this year. “Just another thing I am so behind in,” I thought. I avoided it like the plague until a colleague of mine – who I would liken to myself in terms of technological understanding and skills (and that would be generous) - raved about how awesome it was, and better yet, how easy it was to use in her classroom. I gave it a go, and would you know, I was hooked. Just like that.