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Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by bigpinkcrayon., Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Hi all.

    I am joining the hordes of NQTs who are having to go into supply work from September! I have started looking at getting some resources/ideas together, and was wondering whether anyone has bought either of the following books -





    "100 ideas for primary supply teachers" - http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Ideas-Supply-Teachers-Continuum/dp/082649000X/ref=pd_sim_b_3



    or





    "Instant lessons for supply teachers" - http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Ideas-Supply-Teachers-Continuum/dp/082649000X/ref=pd_sim_b_3




    The second one in particular isn't cheap and so I don't want to waste my money if it's not really worth it.



    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Hi all.

    I am joining the hordes of NQTs who are having to go into supply work from September! I have started looking at getting some resources/ideas together, and was wondering whether anyone has bought either of the following books -





    "100 ideas for primary supply teachers" - http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Ideas-Supply-Teachers-Continuum/dp/082649000X/ref=pd_sim_b_3



    or





    "Instant lessons for supply teachers" - http://www.amazon.co.uk/100-Ideas-Supply-Teachers-Continuum/dp/082649000X/ref=pd_sim_b_3




    The second one in particular isn't cheap and so I don't want to waste my money if it's not really worth it.



    Thanks in advance!
     
  3. You will make more money writing the books to be honest..check out the resources section loads on there without spending money.
     
  4. I agree. I wouldn't waste money on books, there are enough resources on the web. You will need to save every penny you have at the moment in case you don't get much supply work.
     
  5. SUPER.SUPPLY

    SUPER.SUPPLY New commenter

    Hello bigpinkcrayon,
    I posted this answer on another thread but will repeat myself anyway. Wherever you happen to live have a look at the website of the schools you may get called to go to. Most schools have the same topics, just at different times of the year.
    This can help you have something up your sleeve and compliment their learning. Check out the bbc website for fill in activities to compliment maths or topic activities depending on your year groups. I'm talking from a Primary perspective here.


    Look at the school policies for behaviour, this will really help you and make you feel more confident knowing what their sanctions and rewards are. It can be daunting when you not only haven't got a clue what their names are at first but not know what order the sanctions come. Always have sparkly smiley faces to hand to give out.


    You will soon master the art of learning all names of children fairly quickly. There are circle time activities such as clapping hands and saying their names to the beat.


    Always greet the office staff with a huge smile and hello!!! They are VERY IMPORTANT and are the ones who feedback to your agency. I've been to schools and done that and been asked back soon after.

    Good Luck and enjoy!

    p.s. don't forget the PE kit!
     
  6. Thank you all for your help and kind words.





    I'll go with your advice and not spend my money on things I may not use. I have already found lots of lovely resources and advice on here already, which have been really helpful.





    I agree with what you are saying about supply - I've even heard of some agencies in my area refusing to take on any more supply teachers through lack of work. Who knows if I will get anything - but if I do, I just want to be as prepared as possible!



    Thanks again :)
     

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