Relief teacher working with a small group of Australian school students.

How to Become a Relief Teacher in Australia.

Being a relief teacher in Australia means that you will be relatively well paid, and there are plenty of schools to work in.

Two substitute teachers sitting on chairs having a serious talk, yet they are both smiling.

Relief Teacher Communities and How To Beat Isolation.

Being a relief teacher can be isolating. It’s easy just to end up floating around from school to school, not building any real connection…

Female substitute teacher helping a teenage student, who really appreciates the help.

What Teachers Look For in a Relief Teacher.

There were a few things that were different teaching younger students, but I wasn’t prepared for the classroom teacher organising their own lesson cover.

Young female teacher talking to her young male referee.

How To Get a Good Referee As a Relief Teacher.

You’re in different schools every day, working with different leaders. If you’re like me, the mere mention of a referee spiked my anxiety.

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6 Skills Relief Teachers Need to Put on Their Resume.

You’re ready for a class of your own, and you’re going to go for it. There is one problem; how do you even put relief teaching on your resume??

Older female teacher smiling while talking to a young student.

Develop Unconditional Positive Regard in the Classroom.

Unconditional positive regard is about forgiveness. It’s not enough to point out the good; you need to also forgive students when they make poor choices.

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3 Incredible Benefits of Unconditional Positive Regard.

While most of the strategies you use in the classroom are things that you do, unconditional positive regard is rooted in how you think as a teacher.

Female teacher working closely with a group of young students.

5 Strategies to Quickly Build Rapport with Students.

One of the most challenging things about being a relief teacher is that when the relief teacher is in, the students will often NOT be on their best behaviour.

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Why do we need more introverted teachers?

It’s no secret that teaching is a people’s profession. The social pressure is enough to exhaust anyone, but it disproportionately affects introverted teachers.

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4 Guaranteed Ways to Get More Work as a Relief Teacher.

When relief teaching, getting consistent work is the goal. There are a few things that you can do to get more work as a relief teacher.