Category Archives: supply teaching

#IMMOOC W4 – Modelling Learning on the Go!

To inspire students to be innovative and take risks in the classroom, they need to see their teacher doing the same. So, I think an important part of creating an innovative classroom environment requires a teacher who is willing to … Continue reading

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Innovative Inspirations

In light of me taking part in the #IMMOOC this year, I’ve been noticing and getting inspired by teachers doing innovative things in their classrooms when I supply for them. So, I’m going to use this space to write about … Continue reading

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In Praise of Substitute Teaching

I’ve been enjoying my role as an occasional teacher (OT; aka. supply or substitute teacher) since February immensely! Some people think I am crazy, because there are lots of downsides: Initial lack of respect and “testing the sub” behaviour from … Continue reading

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Favourite Moments

As the school year winds down, I’ve been reflecting on my favourite moments I’ve had during my first year teaching public high school. When a notoriously-unreachable student knocked on my classroom door during my prep and we talked for 45 minutes … Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech

Recently, I wrote about things students say and do in the classroom when I’m supply teaching. There was one incident that I didn’t mention because I thought it deserved its own post. I had a student who was using foul … Continue reading

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Trick the Supply

Being a supply teacher presents its own special challenges. Generally students try to get away with worse behaviour than normal. It can be a struggle to get them to listen and to work diligently. This is actually understandable, as respect … Continue reading

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2017 Math Challenge

I’ve seen other bloggers write about the yearly math challenges and have always been intrigued! For those who are not familiar with it, the challenge is to use each digit in the current year (2017) exactly once, along with any … Continue reading

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