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In any language, at any age, people learn to speak before they learn to read and write. Oral language is the foundation for the development of literacy skills and is considered to be a strong indicator of later reading, writing and overall academic achievement….
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…
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.
It happens to everybody, but a rotten day at school can really knock you for six. So how can you pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again?
Read Sam from Schoolwell's 7 effective steps to recovering from a bad day as a relief teacher to help you get past it.