Casual Teacher Ready To Teach! 2017.48.
I developed a ‘classroom-in-a-box’ for my first day back teaching in a classroom after some years in June 2012.
I am a K-6 teacher who likes to be prepared for all contingencies – ok, I am ‘over-preparer’ – because as a former K-6 principal I know that casual teachers cannot necessarily be guaranteed to:
- know exactly what class or grade they will take even though they might have been engaged to teach a particular one because between the time of engagement and the reality of that school day, plans might need changing
- have equipment and resources for a day in the classroom made available to them, particularly if it’s not been known that the teacher they replace was to be absent
- be given any guidance or plan for the day as schools are incredibly busy and dynamic places
get a chance to do any kind of preparation on arrival at school, e.g. photocopying etc.
- So, what went into my (self-titled) ‘Classroom In a Box’?
This post brought back memories of sharing these photos as slides to the new and upcoming teachers who were students I tutored back in 2013 and 2014 at a Sydney University. If anyone reading here wishes to use any of my ideas or the photos they are copyright free by me for personal use by teachers.
Linking up with Kylie Purtell and friends here for I Blog On Tuesdays. I hope you’ve enjoyed my education and schooling posts over the years! See below:
News from Denyse:
I have LOVED presenting posts about education and schooling here each Tuesday since January 2015. In fact there have been more than 100 original posts!! Before then I also linked up to I Blog On Tuesdays from 2012 onwards whenever I had a new post. I am reducing my blogging output now and I will be only posting on Tuesday intermittently. I will continue to be a blog reader and commenter as past of the I Blog On Tuesdays team. This is not saying goodbye but I am taking care of myself and blogging less! I wrote about why here.