Here are some helpful resources to get you started as a Casual Relief Teacher. If you have any of your own that you find useful and effective, post it to our Facebook page to keep our Staffing Organisation Services CRT community active and informed!
Professional Learning Opportunities 2017
The TLN provides high quality professional learning opportunities for teachers and education leaders in early childhood and school settings, consistent with the shared values of the AEU and IEU. The TLN also supports the delivery of professional learning services by the two unions. Visit the following for further information and registration dates: Teacher Learning Network
Teacher Rescue ($4.99) The Ultimate Teachers App Pack ($8.99) Class Break ($2.49) ABC Reading Eggs ($6.49) Too Noisy Pro ($3.79) Too Noisy (Free) TED (Free) Pinterest (free) Class Dojo (free)
Facebook Groups to Join
Staffing Organisation Services Relief Teaching Ideas Community Relief Teaching Ideas Casual Relief Teachers in Australia: Let’s Unite Surviving Casual Teachers
Victorian Institute of Education (VIT)
VIT registers teachers working in Victorian government, Catholic and independent schools. Like other professions occupying positions of trust and responsibility, teachers are required to be registered in order to practise their profession. All practising Victorian school teachers must be registered by the Institute – www.vit.vic.edu.au
Australian Education Union (AEU)
Want to be become a member? Register here – http://www.aeuvic.asn.au/
Victorian Essential Learning Standards (VELS)
Curriculum Information- http://vels.vcaa.vic.edu.au
Working with Children Check Victoria (WCC)
The Working with Children Check creates a mandatory minimum checking standard across Victoria – www.justice.vic.gov.au/workingwithchildren
What to do in Melbourne?
Keys to Success
A Helpful & Practical Guide that we at SOS thought everyone could benefit from:
“Manage Your Time or It Will Manage You” a worthwhile read by Susan Roberts
Accept – you will never be able to do everything you want… because there is just too much to do.
Purpose – the driving force behind managing your time is to accomplish your ultimate goal/s.
FOUR SKILLS required to use your time wisely Analysis, Planning, Delegation, Self Management
THE PROCESS for success
What to do… Spend your time doing what is key to the success of your career. Work on tasks that can only be done effectively by you. (4 “D’s” — Do it…. Delegate it….Defer it….or Dump it)
When to do… Plan your time/organise your work schedule so that you are never working on unimportant issues.
How to do (organize)… Create a “template” schedule for each time period – month/week/day – which allocates time periods for specific types of tasks. eg. travel to work, return/place phone calls; do quiet work, organize paperwork, read. Tool – Time blocking chart
How to do (discipline)… The key to efficient use of time is planning. Work from lists & mark the items for priority (a,b,c) – Tool – Daily, Weekly lists
PLANNING FOR: EFFICIENCY: Do it in advance — prepare for the ensuing week on Friday night or over the weekend; the night before, for the next day, rather than the morning of. Gather your materials in advance, so you can “hit the ground running”.
MOTIVATION: Put as much on your list as you can, momentum increases as you check off. For large projects; break them into small steps so you can see progress.
EFFECTIVENESS: Each major task should be planned over time periods – with other activities interspersed
HINTS: Incremental progress is key. So, for projects, “divide to multiply”. Start now, step by step. Doing the toughest things first, stops procrastination and you’ll feel great… therefore, you’ll be inspired to do everything else required for the day.
DELEGATE: Include scheduled time in your plan to oversee the work you have delegated. If you schedule according to importance rather than wait for urgency, then being stressed over urgent tasks will rarely occur. NOW WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?… If you have a relevant resource or suggestions send to firstname.lastname@example.org