Naomi's Blog

Come and share the thoughts, ideas, triumphs and challenges of a thirty-something Mum and educator.  


Top Tips - Relief Teaching

Top Tips - Relief TeachingPosted on 9-01-2017

Relief teaching is exciting, challenging and rewarding all at the same time! If you are keen to work as a relief teacher, check out these useful tips.  Visit the school in person and drop off your CV. Introduce yourself… Read More »

Boost Teacher Morale

Boost Teacher MoralePosted on 2-08-2016

There is no better time than now to brighten the day of colleagues and staff. Be the change you wish to see in your school! It starts with YOU. Here are some practical ideas to get you started. :) Give genuine and specific… Read More »

Dear beginning teacher....

Dear beginning teacher....Posted on 5-03-2016

Dear beginning teacher,I remember my first day of teaching - bursting with excitement and full of ideas. Then, that afternoon, reality hit as a sweet girl proceeded to projectile-vomit all over me! It was then I realised… Read More »

30 Attention Getters

30 Attention GettersPosted on 10-02-2016

Tired of using the same technique to get your students' attention? Want to liven things up? Here are 30 ideas to inspire you! Try these call and response attention getters in your classroom. After a bit of… Read More »

How To Handle An Irate Parent

How To Handle An Irate ParentPosted on 19-11-2015

When an irate parent comes pounding on the classroom door, the first rule is to STAY CALM. Assess the situation. Is this an appropriate time and place to be having this conversation? If it is, be friendly and invite them… Read More »