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Orianne is a Canadian teacher who is has recently moved to the UK to teach through Protocol Education in Bristol. In her latest blog she shares some great ideas for those days that you don't get a call.

Call-less

Especially for the new recruits who are bursting with nerves and excitement for a call at 7am each morning, playing the waiting game for a call until 10am is like waiting for a snail to cross the road.  Then, if no call comes, you may be left wondering what to do with the rest of your day.  Of course there is always laundry…but that’s just depressing.

Two of my Canadian colleagues and I had heard a lady at the bank complain about how stressful her teacher-friend found this.  So we came up with a plan to keep the stress or dullness out of being left call-less.

We have a list made up of all the places in Bristol and the surrounding area that we would like to check out (divided into what to do on nice days and what to do on rainy days, haha).  Each day that we receive no placement, we can go visit one of those places.  It might seem like a trivial little list, but it can provide you with an incredible amount of sanity if you are feeling discouraged or lost when waiting for a call that never comes.  It is also a great way to explore your city!

If you are on a tight budget (I know I am!), your city’s website will have a special section dedicated to free things to do in the area!  This may include bicycle routes, museums, parks, monuments, markets, musical performances, or sporting attractions.  Whatever it is that you are interested in, it is worth making a “Call-less” list, so that no matter the day holds for you, you will always have something to look forward to.

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Tags: Orianna, Canadian, Protocol Education, Supply Teaching, Teacher, Learning, children, excitement, days, season

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