The decline of the humble handwriting lesson and why it's important we bring it back

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The decline of the humble handwriting lesson and why it's important we bring it back

Handwriting, in the wake of technology, has become a little neglected in most modern classrooms. For relief teachers, handwriting can be a lifesaving lesson to fill gaps in a day where work has not been planned or as a tool to transition between "heavier" lessons. Explicit teaching of handwriting is important for a number of reasons.  

Simone from the Relief Teacher Association explains how and why we should be bringing this back into the classroom…

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Teach PE in Term 3 with Sports in Schools Australia

Teach PE in Term 3 with Sports in Schools Australia

Teach PE Health, Gymnastics, Athletics, Sports Development, Social Skills or Dance!

RTA partner, Sports in Schools Australia (SISA), are looking for qualified teachers who are interested in block work or casual employlment during Term 3 with further opportunities for continuing employment during Term 4.

5 thought provoking classroom resources for high school students

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5 thought provoking classroom resources for high school students

Relief teachers are only in classrooms for a short period of time, moving from classroom to classroom and school to school. This restricted time absolutely has a direct impact on the effect a casual relief teacher can have on students. 

However, this limited impact can be increased with innovative teaching methods. If the list below is anything to go by, having one powerful and thought provoking lesson is enough to have a disproportionately large impact on students compared to the time you have with them.  

 

We've compiled a list of great secondary school classroom activities and resources that are designed to get your temporary classroom engaged and talking. 

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Tips for Relief Teachers | 10 ways to earn income over the Holidays

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Tips for Relief Teachers | 10 ways to earn income over the Holidays

The long-awaited Christmas break is upon us – family, sun, relaxing and recuperating before the new school year starts. Being a relief teacher sometimes means that this time can be stressful as you have limited to no income over these 6 long weeks.  

That's why we've put together a list of some creative ways you can earn some extra income over the holidays. 

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